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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
Place visited by 264 members. Recently by: justynagru, colinwh, Gergrylls, abcd, Grumbler, melohara, emermcloughlin, briankelly, pdtempan, jimmyp, TipsyDempy, gerlo, wohfnow, arderincorbett, bigmac63
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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   (Show all for Ben of Howth)
 
City views .. by simon3   (Show all for Ben of Howth)
 
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! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1046/comment/6659/
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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)
 
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