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Dublin Area   S: Kippure & Kilbride Subarea
Place count in area: 18, OSI/LPS Maps: 43, 50, 56, AWW, EW-DM, EW-WE, EW-WW 
Highest place:
Kippure, 757m
Maximum height for area: 757 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 262 metres,

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Seahan Mountain Suíochán A name in Irish, also Seechon, also Suidhe Mhic na Baintrighe an extra EastWest name in Irish (Ir. Suíochán [PWJ*], 'seat' ) Dublin County in Leinster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Dark slate-schist, quartzite & coticule Bedrock

Height: 647.3m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: O08119 19696
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Longitude: -6.382208, Latitude: 53.216951 , Easting: 308120, Northing: 219697 Prominence: 93.8m,  Isolation: 1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 708045 719726,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Seahan, 10 char: Seahan
Bedrock type: Dark slate-schist, quartzite & coticule, (Butter Mountain Formation)

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 third highest mountain in the Dublin area and the 206th highest in Ireland. Seahan is the third highest point in county Dublin.

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Picture: Members of QUBMC with Simon on Seahan's summit. Mick's in need of coffee!
pdtempan on Seahan, 2006
by pdtempan  8 Nov 2006
In late November 2005, members of Queen's Univ. Belfast Mountaineering Club met up with Simon Stewart for a walk in the Dublin Mountains. It was a chilly, foggy day. We took in the 4 summits of Seahan, Corrig Mtn, Seefingan and Seefin, following the edge of Kilbride military range. The "three Sees" all have megalithic cairns, that on Seefin being accessible (at least for those with a sylph-like physique). Linkback:
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Picture: Seahan's rocky summit
murphysw on Seahan, 2008
by murphysw  17 Feb 2008
Its a quick hop over to Seahan from Corrig, and the views over to Blessington are excellent. I had noticed driving by earlier and a new fence along the roadway had to potential to block off our return should we continue to skirt the army range, so we cut through the infant forest, bringing us back to the road a bit to the north at about O071195 starA. There was an upturned burnt out Vectra to greet us at the end of the forestry road, then a pleasant stroll back to our, unburnt, car! Linkback:
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Picture: View over Dublin from 648mts
Best views in DUBLIN....???
by markod  30 Dec 2014
Views that'd be difficult to beat. This was the last top on the Kilbride range walk & the views were 360°. To the north there were views of Dublin, Dublin bay and all the way to the Mourne mountains, to the east there were views over the Wicklow mountains to the Sugar loaf and south to Kippure and beyond. To the west and south west were views over Kildare and Laois to the Slieve Bloom mountains and even as far south as the Galtees. The walk down was on an obvious enough pats south south west for a short distance before turning at the corner and following the forest fence & range boundry. There are some gullies along the course of the river that flows the same direction and caution must be exercised. This hill seems to be frequented by off road bikes as one was heard earlier and wheel ruts were abound...! Linkback:
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Picture: Dog Summit
Sat morning stroll, 2016.
by wild_brian  30 Apr 2016
followed directions by RokerRoar above. excellent directions and spot on. enjoyed the walk. not too challanging even for a total novice like myself. beautiful views across dublin bay and into the wicklow mountains on the opposite side. 2 hours total walking including searching for the illusive capstone in padodes review(thats a great picture)!! cold and fairly windy on the top as is to be expected. flutters of snow werent to be expected considering we are 2 days away from summer but such is ireland.

enjoyable sat morning stroll with the dog. id recommend it to beginners for sure. Linkback:
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Picture: View of Dublin from Seahan
Wet underfoot
by Bunsen7  10 Nov 2016
Undertook the Seefingan/Kilbride Circuit taking in Seahan, Corrig, Seefingan and Seefin on Sat 15 Oct 2016. I had surmised that these must be the higher summits I can see clearly beyond Saggart Hill when looking south east from Celbridge in Kildare.

A description of this circuit is set out in Helen Fairborne's book published by Collins Press.

The "paths" from the west-side road up to Seahan and also up to Seefin were less paths on this morning and more streams. I started to undertake the circuit clockwise but found the initial stretch of the Seahan path impassably waterlogged. Thinking that it might be better to descend that way after a few more hours of drainage I resolved to undertake the circuit anticlockwise and walked back down the road towards Seefin .However, I arrived at the path up Seefin (along the forest at the southern end of the boundary of the firing range) to find it similarly resembled a strong flowing stream. Concluding that I just had to get my feet wet to get anywhere I went onwards and upwards.

Wet conditions underfoot continued between Seefin and Seefingan and on ward to Corrig, and around to Seahan. Somebody has thankfully dropped a plank over part of the bog between Corrig and Seahan. Back down from Seahan to the road was waterlogged towards the end but I was well accustomed to spongey wet feet at that point.

Others have described the highlights of this circuit better than I could. To retiterate the point made by others, doing this after a spell of consistently dry weather might make the trek that bit more enjoyable. Linkback:
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Picture: Glenasmole from the NE of Seahan
Take the path less-travelled by...
by Colin Murphy  25 May 2021
The top of Seahan isn't much to write home about and the views are limited because of the broadness of the summit, but if you take the time to diverge from the usual tracks and walk downhill in a NE direction for about 500m, there are great views of the Boharnabreena reservoir and also of Glenasmole to the SE. Linkback:
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