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Prince William's SeatMountainDublin/ WicklowCounty, in Arderin List, Pale grey fine to coarse-grained granite Bedrock
Height:555mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56Grid Reference: O17688 18278This summit has been logged as climbed by 472 members. Recently by: Gus, Lauranna, KevinRoche, Damien25, lw24, Garmin, sp.osullivan, tommyclarke, inigoalana, Joshua3, Krumel, IndyMan, Peter Walker, thomasmh, Waldron-mp I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
Longitude: -6.239567, Latitude: 53.202179 , Easting: 317688, Northing: 218278 Prominence: 63m, Isolation: 1.3km, Has trig pillar ITM: 717611 718307, GPS IDs, 6 char: PrncWl, 10 char: PrncWlmsSt Bedrock type: Pale grey fine to coarse-grained granite, (Type 2e equigranular)
Apparently named after William, son of George IV, after a royal visit in 1821. This begs the question: What was it called before that? There must have been a native Irish name. Unfortunately Price provides no answer to this in PNCW. On the map of Wicklow contained in Wright's A Guide to the County of Wicklow (1827) this area is named Commons B.nulty, i.e. Commons of Ballynulty, which is a sub-division of the townland of Annacrivey. Since Prince William's Seat and Knocknagun they are only separated by a small saddle, it is possible that the name Knocknagun was applied to both peaks, but this is only conjecture.
Prince William's Seat is the 403rd highest summit in Ireland. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/352/