Ben of Howth 171m hill, East Coast Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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East Coast Area
Place count in area: 6, OSI/LPS Maps: 35, 36, 42, 43, 50 
Highest place:
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 third highest hill in the East Coast area and the 1438th 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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Loop walk starting from Howth Harbour
by Joshua3  26 Nov 2016
There is a nice loop walking signposted from Howth Harbour taking in the cliff path, summit and going close to the top of the Ben. The Black Linn walk is about 8 km and comfortably completed in under 2 hours. It is best to start with the cliff walk, as it offers the best views, and the red arrows seem to assume the walk will be done in this direction !
The second half is on sometimes muddy tracks and avoids the busy roads. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1046/comment/18717/
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Picture: Misty view west from Howth
 
City views
by simon3  24 Sep 2012
I note that previous photographers on visiting this summit have uploaded pictures to the north, showing Ireland's Eye, a place well worth seeing and indeed visiting.
However the general area of the Ben of Howth has great views over the city of Dublin, such as this view to the west with Croke Park and Beaumont Hospital at the right. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1046/comment/14823/
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A very brief encounter
by paulocon  23 Jan 2012
There's not much I can say about the Ben of Howth. I have no idea what route I took up or how I got back down and my stay at the summit literally only lasted a few seconds. I can't even say a lot about the views other than they looked great but that could have been me hallucinating.. What I can say is that the next time I visit the summit, it probably won't be in the middle of a trail-running race! I have vague recollections of a trig pillar, a mast and lots of pain in my calf muscles but little other than that! Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1046/comment/6659/
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Picture: Trigpoint photo in the dark with the aid of a torch.
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by dino  2 Mar 2013
Climbed up here in the dark as part of a night only geocache. It was a fabulous clear, cold night and the views out over Dublin were very impressive. Pleased to find the trigpoint in such good condition and with a baseplate intact, a rare thing to see on OSI trigs. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1046/comment/14937/
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