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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
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
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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 second highest hill in the East Coast area and the 1303th highest in Ireland. Ben of Howth is the most southerly summit 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)
 
EASTWARD HOWTH .. by Bleck Cra   (Show all for Ben of Howth)
 
Benny Hill! .. by Dessie1   (Show all for Ben of Howth)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ben of Howth in area East Coast, Ireland
Picture: The view north from the summit, with Lambay Island and Ireland's Eye visible.
 
csd on Ben of Howth, 2009
by csd  18 Oct 2009
Arguably one of the easiest bags for Dublin-based folk, it's remarkable that Ben of Howth has escaped comment for this long! This is one that stretches the "mountain" in MountainViews to the limit. Anyway, access is easy from Windgate Road, there's a laneway all the way to the top from the quarry entrance. Views are great in all directions; as a southsider it gives a perspective on the city that I'm not used to. There are no less than three radio installations dotting the general summit area, but c'mon, you weren't really expecting wilderness on Howth, were you? Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1046/comment/4214/
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Loop walk starting from Howth Harbour .. by Joshua3   (Show all for Ben of Howth)
 
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