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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 This place has been logged as visited by 234 members. Recently by: sammullangalvin, MickC, TommyV, DeltaP, GaryB, livelife2thefull, mbourke, msammon, des carroll, ruaidhri, jasonmac, Gus, vmchale, feargalf, lw24
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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ben of Howth in area East Coast, Ireland
Picture: View north from Ben of Howth.
 
The Low but surprisingly Rough top of Howth
Short Summary created by simon3, Dessie1,  22 Feb 2011
The Windgate Road drive to the starting point is very steep so care is required. Starting from O2889437678 A you will see a carved stone sign for Greenhallows Quarries with room here to park 2-3 cars. The entrance to the left is private property so be sure to stay beside the right entrance. Follow the path/road west for roughly 10 minutes to the open 171m summit which has a large mast and a trig pillar. Excellent views of Ireland's Eye and the East Coast. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1046/comment/5805/
 
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