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East Coast Area
Place count in area: 6, OSI/LPS Maps: 35, 36, 42, 43, 50 
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Mount Oriel, 251m
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Ben of Howth Hill Binn Éadair A name in Irish
also Hill of Howth an extra name in English
(Ir. Binn Éadair [GE], 'peak of Étar') Dublin County, in Binnion List, Polymict melange Bedrock

Height: 171m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 50 Grid Reference: O28548 37620 This place has been logged as visited by 228 members. Recently by: mbourke, msammon, des carroll, ruaidhri, jasonmac, Gus, vmchale, feargalf, lw24, hivisibility, tommyclarke, ahogan, Astrofizz01, KowaiBaz, David-Guenot
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Longitude: -6.069313, Latitude: 53.373358 , Easting: 328548, Northing: 237620 Prominence: 167m,  Isolation: 12.3km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 728469 737645,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BnofHw, 10 char: BnofHwth
Bedrock type: Polymict melange, (Elsinore Formation)

Binn Éadair (The Ben/Hill of Howth) is one of the most frequently cited hills in Irish literature. It is the subject of two poems in the Metrical Dindshenchas and in Acallam na Senórach it is the scene of a great hunt, during which Artúir (a character based on King Arthur) makes off to Britain with Fionn Mac Cumhail's three best hunting dogs. The Fianna pursue Artúir, kill all his men and bring him back captive to the Hill of Howth. According to legend, Binn Éadair is also the burial site of Oscar. The hill is also the scene of several romantic reminiscences in Joyce's Ulysees.   Ben of Howth is the third highest hill in the East Coast area and the 1433th highest in Ireland. Ben of Howth is the most southerly summit and also the second most easterly in the East Coast area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ben of Howth in area East Coast, Ireland
Picture: Misty view west from Howth
 
City views
by simon3  24 Sep 2012
I note that previous photographers on visiting this summit have uploaded pictures to the north, showing Ireland's Eye, a place well worth seeing and indeed visiting.
However the general area of the Ben of Howth has great views over the city of Dublin, such as this view to the west with Croke Park and Beaumont Hospital at the right. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1046/comment/14823/
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A very brief encounter .. by paulocon   (Show all for Ben of Howth)
 
Twinkly Lights. .. by dino   (Show all for Ben of Howth)
 
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