Ben of Howth 171m hill, East Coast Ireland at MountainViews.ie
Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Overview
Detail
Zoom: ??
For more map options click on any overview map area or any detail map feature.
Detail Map Features
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill, mountain, island, coastal feature.
Videos
(none available)
Recent Contributions

Slieve Foye: Not bad.

Ben Dash: One of my earlier attempts

Wicklow Coastal Walk

Knockardakin: Bag it as part of the cliff walk

Clifden Hill: Didn't bag it

La Gomera- Unfinished Business - GR132

Cloontohil: My nearest MV hill

Pouy de Hourmigué

Knocknalarabana: A quick drive.

Devilsbit Mountain: Get a bit of the Devil in ya!

The Annapurna Circuit

The Laugavegur (Hot Springs) Trail, Iceland

Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions.
General information about the site is here.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks or shared GPS tracks may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk see conditions.
Credits and list definitions are listed here Credits
Video display
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,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
Rating graphic.
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
Place visited by 251 members. Recently by: arderincorbett, bigmac63, ciarraioch, TommyMc, therealcrow, hak493r, jackill, pinchy, wtrs, marcellawalking, twilawalking, jgfitz, niamhmc87, Bunsen7, MecView
I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

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 1435th highest in Ireland. Ben of Howth is the most southerly summit and also the second most easterly in the East Coast area.

Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1046/?PHPSESSID=o9726luqjl608v9fg6s5q20ht5
COMMENTS for Ben of Howth << Prev page 1 2
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/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
City views .. by simon3   (Show all for Ben of Howth)
 
A very brief encounter .. by paulocon   (Show all for Ben of Howth)
 
Twinkly Lights. .. by dino   (Show all for Ben of Howth)
 
A walk with a sot of golf. .. by TommyV   (Show all for Ben of Howth)
 
COMMENTS for Ben of Howth << Prev page 1 2
(End of comment section for Ben of Howth.)

OSi logo OSNI/LPS logo
Some mapping:
Open Street Map
(Various variations used.)
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills
(Creative Commons Licence)
MountainViews.ie, a Hill-walking Website for the island of Ireland. 11 Million Visitors Per Year. 1300 Contributors.