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East Coast Area
Place count in area: 6, OSI/LPS Maps: 35, 36, 42, 43, 50 
Highest place:
Mount Oriel, 251m
Maximum height for area: 251 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 176 metres,
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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 236 members. Recently by: PaulNolan, Dellab, sammullangalvin, MickC, TommyV, DeltaP, GaryB, livelife2thefull, mbourke, msammon, des carroll, ruaidhri, jasonmac, Gus, vmchale
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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 1434th 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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The Low but surprisingly Rough top of Howth .. by group   (Show all for Ben of Howth)
 
I love my quartzite, and nowhere more than on the .. by padodes   (Show all for Ben of Howth)
 
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EASTWARD HOWTH
by Bleck Cra  24 Sep 2012
I should just add to Simon 3’s and other contributors’ enthusiasm for Howth.
If you don’t know it, it is a complete surprise. If it is a challenge you are looking for, you will not find it here; but if you want a gentle saunter along a fabulous jagged coastline, do it now – well not now, in the blinding rain …..
Get lucky and you will see dolphins. Get even luckier and you can climb down into one of its hidden coves and Zzzzzzzzz in the sun.
That would be the bright, round, yellow thing historians tell us about.
On the ascent out of the city world below, there is a pub and on the road home, you can buy fish straight out of the sea.
There are moments you will barely know you are part of the mainland, let alone 10 mins out of Dub.
Magical, unexpected - and compulsory. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1046/comment/14826/
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Benny Hill! .. by Dessie1   (Show all for Ben of Howth)
 
Arguably one of the easiest bags for Dublin-based .. by csd   (Show all for Ben of Howth)
 
Loop walk starting from Howth Harbour .. by Joshua3   (Show all for Ben of Howth)
 
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