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SeahanMountainSuíochán A name in Irish (Ir. Suíochán [PWJ*], 'seat' )DublinCounty, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Dark slate-schist, quartzite & coticule Bedrock
Height:647.3mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56Grid Reference: O08119 19696 Place visited by 465 members. Recently by: wohfnow, marcellawalking, twilawalking, gerwalking, si.foley, FinnR, johncromie, jgfitz, Krumel, niamhmc87, scapania, ewen, Wildrover, JimMc, mickdylan I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
Seahan has two megalithic cairns on its summit. Liam Price noted that Seahan appears on the Down Survey maps as Seavick na bantree and rightly interpreted this as Ir. Suidhe Mhic na Baintrighe, 'seat of the widow's son'. However, he believed that the story behind the name would never be understood: This curious name must have some reference to old traditions about the ancient burial cairns which crown the top of this mountain. All such traditions about this place have long ago disappeared (The Antiquities and Place Names of South County Dublin, Dublin Historical Record, vol. ii, no. 4, 121-33). While the precise story may never be recovered, it should be noted that Mac na Baintrí, the widow's son, is a common figure in Irish folktales whose characteristics are eternal persistence and ingenuity in the face of adversity.
Seahan is the 205th highest place in Ireland. Seahan is the third highest point in county Dublin. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/200/?PHPSESSID=4s65tf21ofttv9qgmaegbmtq04