Northern slope of Djouce
|Summit:|| 2,379 feet O178103 |
The name of the mountain is from the Irish Dioghais, meaning "Fortified height".
The River Dargle rises on the northern flank of the mountain, close to the source of the River Liffey which is in the Featherbeds; rising either side of the catchment boundary, the Liffey flows west, ultimately to Dublin Bay and the Dargle flows east, eventually to Bray.
The Powerscourt Waterfall, the highest waterfall in Ireland, lies on the eastern slope of Djouce.
The southern and eastern flanks of the mountain are heavily forested, up to and above the 2,000 feet contour, mainly with Sitka spruce plantations. As these trees are clearfelled (when they mature) a policy of the reinstatement of native tree species is being pursued, either through planting or natural regeneration.
The southern 'shoulder' of Djouce is known as White Hill.
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