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Boggeragh Mountains Area
Maximum height for area: 644 metres,   Summits in area: 11,   Maximum prominence for area: 439 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 79, 80 For all tops   Highest summit: Musheramore, 644m
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Seefin Hill Suí Finn A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. Suí Finn [PDT], 'Fionn's seat') Cork County, in Carn List

Height: 491m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 79 Grid Reference: W35977 86523 This summit has been logged as climbed by 20 members. Recently by: Fergalh, hivisibility, DenisMc, mikepwalker, petercrowley, Conor74, simon3, sandman, thomas_g, noelvontrap, ciarraioch, pocarbuile, sbender, rossbeighed, Peter Walker
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Longitude: -8.933581, Latitude: 52.027397 Prominence: 61m,   Isolation: 1.6km
ITM: 535934 586567,   GPS IDs, 6 char: See491, 10 char: Seefin 491

Seefin is the 487th highest summit in Ireland.

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An easy road with distant balcony views but nearby clutter
Short Summary created by simon3, jackill  8 Jan 2013
This is an easy walk starting from the large carpark at W34900 86100 A and following the track (which is show as part of the Dulhallow way on the Discovery map) past bog works along the access road to Seefins mast covered summit. There are interesting views south to others of the Boggeraghs. The summit itself has telecoms towers with very scruffy ancillary equipment, and, unusually, a rotatable amateur radio aerial which is controlled remotely.

If you are worried about the no access signs then make a bee-line from the car-park along the line of a fence to the 486m spot height and on to Seefin itself. There is a track indicating that others have taken this route before. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/483/comment/5242/
 
pdtempan on Seefin, 2008
by pdtempan  19 Nov 2008
Seefin is an easy stroll from the car park at the pass between Seefin and its higher neighbour, Musheramore. The map suggests a L-shaped route along the Duhallow Way, but the newly built private road which this used to follow is signposted "No Unauthorised Access". The Duhallow Way has been redirected along the public road, which represents a considerable detour for those aiming for Seefin. However, there is nothing to prevent you taking a bee-line from the car-park along the line of a fence to the 486m spot height, and thence on to Seefin itself. There is a track indicating that others have taken this route before. There are, no doubt, more challenging ways of getting there, but the peak hardly justifies the effort. The Boggeragh Seefin is one of many hills so named throughout Ireland and all associated with Fionn Mac Cumhaill, but here Fionn has been ousted from his throne in the name of modern technology: the summit is crowned by a mobile phone mast. It is however accessible, free from conifers and has a view, none of which can be said for neighbouring Seefin E Top. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/483/comment/3454/
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Picture: Seefin...unspoiled and inviolate
 
Peter Walker on Seefin, 2009
by Peter Walker  7 Jan 2009
My cold, wet and misty ascent from the car park between Seefin and Musheramore (349 861) didn't really add any information that pdtempan hasn't already given: yes, there are private road signs on the route that seems obvious from the map, yes you can follow the fence over pt 486m (it's occasionally boggy, usually tough going, the usual drill) and the summit is ravaged by assorted high frequency transmitting stuff: definitely a top for the bagger and no-one else. I'm posting simply because just after leaving the car park I came across a fly-tipped jet ski, and I can conclusively say that's the first one I've seen in over 25 years of hillwalking. You have to love Ireland. Oh, and my casual navigation on the way down led to a rather embarrassing reascent to get back to the car, accompanied by distant disembodied laughter from the direction of Fenit. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/483/comment/3514/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Seefin in area Boggeragh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: I can almost smell the sweet turf fire
The laziest man in Ireland?
by thomas_g  6 Apr 2012
One wonders as you traverse the country what made Fionn mac Cumhaill so tired that he was constantly sitting down. Fionn seems to have travelled the country trying to find high points on which to park his posterior. Given the choice between Musheramore and Seefin, there doesn't appear to be any reason for Fionn to sit at the top of Seefin other than pure laziness.
The access restriction signs appear to have disappeared from the private road, but I'd still prefer the walk up the line of the fence (there has to be some challenge).
This appears to be a popular place for turf , though I suspect the days of turf harvesting in Ireland are numbered with the bog ecosystem disappearing fast around the country. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/483/comment/6755/
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