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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: -6.069328, Latitude: 53.373358 , Easting: 328548, Northing: 237620 Prominence: 167m,  Isolation: 12.3km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 728468 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 1436th 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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The Low but surprisingly Rough top of Howth .. by group   (Show all for Ben of Howth)
 
I love my quartzite, and nowhere more than on the .. by padodes   (Show all for Ben of Howth)
 
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Picture: Looking South from "The Summit"
 
Here's to Howth!
by Bunsen7  17 Dec 2017
Having made my first proper visit there this afternoon and doing the Purple "Bog of Frogs" waymarked route (anti-clockwise with the detour to the Ben early in the walk), I found myself marvelling at the number of foreign tourists in all too clean footwear cursing the muddy path as I returned via the "Summit" and Nose of Howth. This really is a fantastic public amenity that only requires a small bit of TLC in places to be brilliant and practically a must do for all.

Given the footfall, there are a small number of muddy sections that need a tidy up, a section along the housing estate rather blighted by dumping in ditches and small sections of the coves that are littered, but I suspect there must be a few tidy towns people doing a bit here and there and hopefully that continues. I did my wee bit and gathered a few plastic bottles on my way around, though there were many pristine sections.

I was sure I could see as far as Wicklow lighthouse, on a dull day that looked like a total write-off from my east Kildare base. Not so. The views were splendid and it seemed easy to identify tops such as Carrickgollogan, Bray Head, Little Sugar Loaf and Great Sugar Loaf.

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