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Hill of Allen Hill Kildare County in Leinster Province, in Binnion List, Andesite Bedrock

Height: 219m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 49 Grid Reference: N75918 20461
Place visited by 51 members. Recently by: radar, monisr, abcd, Wildrover, Grumbler, TommyMc, finkey86, melohara, wtrs, geohappy, Coles, niamhmc87, Pepe, conorjob, Liamob
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Longitude: -6.86396, Latitude: 53.229384 , Easting: 275918, Northing: 220461 Prominence: 131m,  Isolation: 5.7km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 675850 720490,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Hlo219, 10 char: HlofAln
Bedrock type: Andesite, (Allen Andesite Formation)

Hill of Allen is the 1357th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Hill of Allen in area North Midlands, Ireland
Picture: Tower of Allen
 
History rules
by Dessie1  5 Feb 2014
Finally, this historic little hill get on the list!
Starting at the Northeast side of the Hill there is access for 1 car to park just off the roadside at a row of large boulders (N7640420925 A). You then enter a clearing through the trees where masses were held years ago. An old stone altar and a derelict house still stand. From there follow the track all the way to the top keeping to the right where a round tower awaits (Aylmers Folly). According to legend, Fionn mac Cumhaill had a fortress on the hill and used the surrounding flatlands as training grounds for his warriors. Not much of a view at the summit due to trees but a nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon stroll. There is also a large quarry on the west side which is eating into the hill so get there quick before it's gone! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1265/comment/15785/
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Gaining height? .. by paddyhillsbagger   (Show all for Hill of Allen)
 
Tower and gash hidden. .. by simon3   (Show all for Hill of Allen)
 
Pleasant and easy stroll .. by TommyMc   (Show all for Hill of Allen)
 
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