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Ballyhoura Mountains Area
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Seefin Mountain W Top Mountain Suí Finn A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. Suí Finn [PDT], 'Fionn's seat') Limerick County, in Arderin List, Conglomerate & purple sandstone Bedrock

Height: 528m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 73 Grid Reference: R64454 18070 This summit has been logged as climbed by 140 members. Recently by: jasonmc, Lauranna, bryanmccabe, mountainmike, t.jay, tommccarthy, eoghancarton, Niamhq, bryanjbarry, Jamessheerin, FinbarrC, Wildrover, dmc, eamonoc, comsean
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Longitude: -8.521943, Latitude: 52.313581 , Easting: 164454, Northing: 118070 Prominence: 383m,   Isolation: 0.9km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 564411 618122,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SfnMnt, 10 char: SfnMntnWTp
Bedrock type: Conglomerate & purple sandstone, (Slievenamuck Conglomerate Formation)

The association with Fionn Mac Cumhaill is reinforced by the fact that Seefin Mountain overlooks a valley named after his son: Glenosheen (Ir. Gleann Oisín, 'valley of Oisín').   Seefin Mountain W Top is the highest mountain in the Ballyhoura Mountains area and the 477th highest in Ireland.

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Walked to the top of Seefin this morning. The wea .. by enoonan   (Show all for Seefin Mountain W Top)
 
Followed becketts route up. The track is initiall .. by murphysw   (Show all for Seefin Mountain W Top)
 
8 june 2005.... Seefin at its best today. the sun .. by bridgethennessy   (Show all for Seefin Mountain W Top)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Seefin Mountain W Top in area Ballyhoura Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Shortened Black Rock Loop - Seefin Peak
 
MatthewBranch on Seefin Mountain W Top, 2008
by MatthewBranch  15 Aug 2008
A family favourite - My wife, two girls (12 and 5) regularly do this one and usually takes only an hour and a half or so. We start off at the Greenwood forest car park and head up the hill to the first river crossing. There we contour along the forest track (also a popular Mountain Bike trail so if you have kids keep them fairly close to you as the bikers can really appear out of nowhere sometimes), until meeting up with the road some 10-15 minutes along the contour path. Its a nice puff of a climb up the road to the plateau on top and then a leisurely stroll to the Castle Philip car park. This is always a good place to stop and have a snack with the kids (or even better - take the detour off to the Black Rocks itself). We soon continue up the muddy track toward Seefin Peak - the kids put their Wellington boots on here (which daddy has so kindly carried for them...). The muddier the better! The views from the top of Seefin are very enjoyable and the trig beacon is on a fantastic rock pedestal which is a joy to relax on if the weather is ameanable. Views are great. The path downward from here can be a heck of a muddy slide and results in more than a few dirty bums. This has become a bit of a game for us and the kids when its been raining - who can get down without falling on their backsides. Needless to say, daddy's the laughing stock when it happens to him. When the path flattens off and joins a forest track we move away from the proper trail which continues to your right and up to the cairns on Glenosheen, and instead take the left-hand route into the forest. This track takes you down in a NNW direction until you come to a T-junction. Follow the right -hand track which follows a steep downhill in a SE direction to join up with a well-travelled forestry road. Take a left on this road back in a NW direction to join up with your original contour path you set out on in the beginning. Follow the same route back to the car park. Fantastic! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/397/comment/3268/
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Have summited this mountain on several occasions .. by martie7   (Show all for Seefin Mountain W Top)
 
Spooky and mysterious .. by FinbarrC   (Show all for Seefin Mountain W Top)
 
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