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Dublin/Wicklow Area   Dublin Mountains Subarea
Maximum height for area: 925 metres,   Summits in area: 128,   Maximum prominence for area: 905 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 49, 50, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW For all tops   Highest summit: Lugnaquilla, 925m

Summits in area Dublin/Wicklow:
Ballinacorbeg 336mBallinastraw 284mBallycurry 301mBallyguile Hill 188mBallyhook Hill 288mBray Head Hill 240mCarrickgollogan 276mCarrigeen Hill 298mCarrigoona Commons East 242mCloghnagaune 385mCorballis Hill 258mCupidstown Hill 378.6mDunranhill 342mEagle Hill 296mKilleagh 249mKilliney Hill 153.5mKilmichael Hill 267mKilnamanagh Hill 217mKnockannavea 400.8mKnockree 342mMount Kennedy 365.9mSlieveroe 332mWestaston Hill 270m
Dublin Mountains:   Corrig Mountain 617.1mGlendoo Mountain 586mKippure 757mKnocknagun 555mPrince William's Seat 555mSaggart Hill 396.9mSeahan 647.3mSeefin 620.6mSeefingan 722.9mTibradden Mountain 467mTwo Rock Mountain 536m
Wicklow Mountains:   Annagh Hill 454mBallinacor Mountain 531mBallinafunshoge 480mBallineddan Mountain 652mBallycumber Hill 431mBallycurragh Hill 536mBallyteige 447mBaltinglass Hill 382mBarranisky 280mBenleagh 689mBlack Hill 602.2mBrockagh Mountain 557mBrockagh Mountain North-West Top 548mBrockagh Mountain SE Top 470mCamaderry Mountain 698.6mCamaderry South East Top 677.3mCamenabologue 758mCamenabologue SE Top 663mCarrick Mountain 381mCarrickashane Mountain 508mCarrig Mountain 571mCarrigleitrim 408mCarriglineen Mountain 455mCarrignagunneen 561mCarrigshouk 572.5mCarrigvore 682mChurch Mountain 544mCloghernagh 800mCollon Hill 238mConavalla 734mCorriebracks 531mCorrigasleggaun 794mCroaghanmoira 664mCroaghanmoira North Top 575mCroghan Kinsella 606mCroghan Kinsella East Top 561mCullentragh Mountain 510mCushbawn 400mDerrybawn Mountain 474mDjouce 725mDuff Hill 720mFair Mountain 571.2mFananierin 426mGravale 718mGreat Sugar Loaf 501mKanturk 523mKeadeen Mountain 653mKirikee Mountain 474mKnocknacloghoge 534mLakeen 357mLittle Sugar Loaf 342mLobawn 636mLugduff 652mLugduff SE Top 637mLuggala 595mLugnagun 446.2mLugnaquilla 925mMaulin 570mMoanbane 703mMoneyteige North 427mMullacor 657mMullaghcleevaun 849mMullaghcleevaun East Top 790mMuskeagh Hill 397mPreban Hill 389mRobber's Pass Hill 508.9mScarr 641mScarr North-West Top 561mSeskin 344mSilsean 698mSleamaine 430mSlieve Maan 547.8mSlieve Maan North Top 550mSlievecorragh 418mSlievefoore 414mSlievemaan 759mSorrel Hill 599.5mSpinans Hill 409mSpinans Hill SE Top 400mStoney Top 714mStookeen 420mSugarloaf 552mTable Mountain 701.7mTable Mountain West Top 563mTinoran Hill 312mTomaneena 682.4mTonduff 642mTonduff East Top 593mTonelagee 817mTonelagee NE Top 668mTonlagee South-East Top 546mTrooperstown Hill 430mWar Hill 686mWhite Hill 630.9m
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Seefin Mountain Suí Finn A name in Irish
(Ir. Suí Finn [PNCW*], 'Fionn’s seat') Wicklow County, in Arderin Beg, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Pale grey fine to coarse-grained granite Bedrock

Height: 620.6m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: O07397 16251 This summit has been logged as climbed by 486 members. Recently by: Garmin, Bunsen7, IainT, Lauranna, Murray-Tucker, DeirdreRafter, Damien25, lw24, marcw, tommyclarke, Redkingryan, GoldCircle, feargalf, eoindunlea, inigoalana
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -6.394181, Latitude: 53.186149 , Easting: 307397, Northing: 216251 Prominence: 22.34m,   Isolation: 1.5km
ITM: 707322 716281,   GPS IDs, 6 char: See621, 10 char: Seefin 621
Bedrock type: Pale grey fine to coarse-grained granite, (Type 2e equigranular)

There is an impressive megalithic cairn on Seefin. It is still possible to enter it, although the roof has collapsed at the centre.   Seefin is the 253rd highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Seefin in area Dublin/Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Seefin from the NW
Great views with megalithic history.
Short Summary created by Peter Walker, simon3,  16 Mar 2015
Seefin has many attractions for the walker, giving great views over west Wicklow, the Pollaphuca Reservoir and Kildare. It also has a magnificent megalithic tomb parts of which it is still possible to clamber into.
There's a number of ways of reaching the top. One place to start from is O 0636 1747 A. Walk from there to around O06291685 B and then head up the hill keeping outside the boundary fence of the Kilbride Firing Range. The advantage of this starting point is that should you be doing a circuit coming back via Seahan, you are positioned fairly far north.
Alternatively you can start from various places such as O068 154 C (up a ride) or the car park at Kippure Bridge O079145 D. It will take about 30 mins to reach the top.
Incidentally this summit with its cairn is with its neighbour Seefingan very visible on the approaches to Dublin on the M7/ N7. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/241/comment/5001/
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Seefin in area Dublin/Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Views to Mullaghcleevaun and Coronation Plantation from Athdown Brook.
Homerclesse on Seefin, 2010
by Homerclesse  28 Mar 2010
I have tackled this summit a number of times from a couple of approaches. My favourite is to park at the gates of the Kippure Estate and follow the track across the road. This eventually leads into heavy forest with a lot of deeply rutted tracks and felled trees. The best option is to head to the river bank (Athdown Brook) and climb up along the left side bank of it. A nice view behind you to the Coronation Plantation and the Mullaghcleevaun Range. Once you clear the line of trees on the left then it's simply a matter of heading a little north of west to the summit Seefin. A very interesting Cairn awaits and will be your heading in clear weather. Great views of the Blessington Lakes, the other hills of the West Wicklow range, south to Mullaghcleevaun and east to Kippure and Sugar Loaf.

An alternative route is to park on the west side of Seefin at the gates and go straight up the Forest track.

Seefin can be incorporated into a nice ridge walk to Seefingan and Kippure or to Seechon and Corrig and Back to Seefin. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/241/comment/4545/
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padodes on Seefin, 2008
by padodes  3 Nov 2008
If you like combining a walk in the hills with a stroll through history, then Seefin provides plenty of interest. The easiest approach is from a point south of the entrance to the army rifle range at Kilbride. Starting at O 068 154 (limited parking), a 250m climb takes you straight up a forest ride (not shown on the OSI map) to the 621m summit and to one of the finest surviving prehistoric sites in Wicklow: the passage tomb at O 0735 1626 E.

The huge cairn on top – a full 24m across and 3m high – is already quite impressive, but as you circle around to the north, the exposed entrance, with its massive lintel and posts, gives the first real taste of what lies within. From here, a 7m long passage extends back into the corbelled central chamber, now open to the sky since the capstones were removed. The recent photo I took gives a fisheye view of the (snow-ribbed) top of the cairn, looking into the chamber below. In the chamber itself, accessed either by squeezing through the passage or by letting oneself down through the open top, there are five alcoves, some of which are now partly obstructed by rock-fall. They would probably have held human remains, but when the tomb was excavated in 1931/32, it appears that no vestiges of burial or other artefacts were found. That is hardly surprising, however, when one considers that the tomb has been open for the best part of two millennia. The etching, on one of the roof-stones, of a Greek (equal-armed) cross, thought to be of early Christian origin, would seem to prove that. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/241/comment/3420/
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csd on Seefin, 2003
by csd  13 Apr 2003
The easiest way to approach Seefin is from the car park at Kippure Bridge. Follow the forest track up, but rather than marching all the way to the top using this track, veer right just before the track dips into a ford and follow the Athdown Brook up (see picture). This is a pleasant detour which will bring you up onto the Seefin - Seefingan track. If you want to come back down via the forest tracks, note that the Harvey map is not 100% accurate - there appears to be at least one extra SW-NE track not marked on the map, north of the two that are marked. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/241/comment/435/
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csd on Seefin, 2003
by csd  13 Apr 2003
The entrance to the megalithic tomb at the summit of Seefin. Unfortunately the roof of the cairn has collapsed. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/241/comment/436/
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sinbadw on Seefin, 2004
by sinbadw  8 Nov 2004
Instead of paking at Kippure bridge we drove past (towards Kilbride) and took the next right. About 1k further up this road there is a gate on the right with a stile beside it. Going over the stile and heading south east we followed the forrest road for about 400m, turned left, followed the road around a bend to the right and then turned left again. There is a rough track on the right a short way on from here that goes straight as an arrow towards the top of seefin. The cloud was low and we quickly found that we were unable to see any great distance. As we reached the top and stopped to read the sign beside the megalithic tomb a pair of ravens silently ghosted out of the mist towards us and then onwards, disappearing once again without a sound, barely moving their wings. We met a man from Leixlip and his dog who told us of some interesting markings to be found in the rocks on Tonduff south, will check that out next time we are up there. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/241/comment/1305/
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