Hill of Allen 219m hill, North Midlands Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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Hill of Allen Hill Kildare County, in Binnion List, Andesite Bedrock

Height: 219m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 49 Grid Reference: N75918 20461
Place visited by 49 members. Recently by: abcd, Wildrover, Grumbler, TommyMc, finkey86, melohara, wtrs, geohappy, Coles, niamhmc87, Pepe, conorjob, Liamob, DeltaP, peterturner
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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 1355th highest place in Ireland.

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1265/
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History rules .. by Dessie1   (Show all for Hill of Allen)
 
Gaining height? .. by paddyhillsbagger   (Show all for Hill of Allen)
 
Tower and gash hidden. .. by simon3   (Show all for Hill of Allen)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Hill of Allen in area North Midlands, Ireland
Picture: Engraved folly steps
 
Pleasant and easy stroll
by TommyMc  9 Jul 2019
A pleasant and easy stroll from the lay-by on the Allen-Miltown road as referenced by Dessie1. Frustratingly a spacious car parking area at this spot is padlocked, meaning visitors must park in a very tight spot on the narrow road.

The trail to the top - just follow the path uphill for 10-15 minutes and avoid any momentary temptation to leave it - is the only accessible part of the hill. One one side is a mess of uncontrolled vegetation and on the other are the quarry cliffs.

The folly at the summit was open when I visited and looks permanently so. You will need to climb the spiral staircase, each step touchingly engraved with the name of a local person, if you want to see the views of the surrounding countryside as otherwise these are obscured by trees, bushes and fencing. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1265/comment/20577/
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