Dublin Mountains, County Dublin

Dublin Mountains, County Dublin

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The Dublin Mountains (Irish: Sléibhte Bhaile Átha Cliath) owe much of their present topography to the effects of the last ice age, which deepened the valleys and created corrie and ribbon lakes. Copper and lead have been the main metals mined in the mountains and a brief gold rush occurred in the 18th century.
 
Several major river systems have their source in the mountains that extend to Co. Wicklow, just to be called the Wicklow mountains. Powerscourt Waterfall is the tallest in Ireland at 121 metres (397 feet). A number of these rivers have been harnessed to create reservoirs for drinking water for Dublin and its surroundings.
 
Get out and get active - hiking and walking, orienteering, conservation, mountain running, scouting, mountain biking or bouldering. There is plenty to do for you!

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