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Hill of Allen 219m,
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South East Midlands Area   N: Newbridge Hills Subarea
Place count in area: 31, OSI/LPS Maps: 28A, 28B, 47, 48, 49, 53, 54, 55, 59, 60 
Highest place:
Slievenamon, 720.2m
Maximum height for area: 720.2 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 711 metres,

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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 72 members. Recently by: Kaszmirek78, skhg, SenanFoley, annem, michaelseaver, Ansarlodge, childminder05, markwallace, flynnke, TippHiker, Jess1832, hibby, pjmoran, Dee68, Prendo
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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 1362th highest place in Ireland. Hill of Allen is the most easterly summit and also the second most northerly in the South East Midlands area.

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 )
 
Pleasant and easy stroll .. by TommyMc   (Show all for Hill of Allen )
 
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Delightful short walk up through the forest
by hibby  2 Dec 2023
Visited the Hill of Allen on 18/11/2023. Parked at the recommended roadside spot and walked up through the forest to the summit and the tower.

It's a beautiful tranquil walk through mixed forest decked out in autumn colours.

There have been a few changes at the summit area since I was last here (about 4 years ago). A lot of rough vegetation has been cleared and new fencing installed. The tower door was locked. One thing that hadn't changed - misty drizzly weather meant that I was cheated of the views that reward walkers who climb this hill on a fine day.

One curiosity here: the paving stones around the base of the tower record a long-ago royal visit to the place, but some stones are missing so there are gaps in the inscription.

Reading between the lines (almost literally) we may surmise that the future king Edward VII visited the hill and the folly when he was stationed at the Curragh in the late 19th century.

Also worth checking out the religious words and phrases at various points on the outside wall of the tower.

Return distance 1.7km, 30 minutes. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1265/comment/24082/
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