Situated to the south of Dublin city Cruagh or Coill Na Craobhai is one of three mountain summits (Kilakee & Glendoo the others) identified as such on OS maps though it differs little in altitude from its immediate surroundings. At its highest point it is some 522m above sea level and offers probably the best views (weather permitting) over Dublin city and surroundings which lies in the flat plain below.
The earliest mention of Cruagh in historical records is in 1184 when Prince John, son of Henry II granted Creevagh or Cruagh with its churches to the See of Dublin, a gift successively confirmed by Edward III in 1337 and by Richard II during his visit to Dublin in 1395.

Situated on Cruagh Road it can be reached from the R116 Tibradden or the R115 Kilakee.

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Visitors Facilities on site


Picnic site

Walking trails

Car Park 35 spaces

Car park opens at 7am (April to September) and 8am (October to March)

Car park closes at 9pm (April to September) and 5pm (October to March)

trail map