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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: Looking down on the lower reservoir.
A reservoir of history...
by Colin Murphy  1 Jun 2021
The views from the summit of Seahan are quite limited, but if you take the trouble to descend to about 450m at roughly point O 090 210 starA and follow the contour NNW you will be rewarded with fantastic views over the Upper and Lower Bohernabreena Reservoirs nestling in Glenasmole. Incidentally, I've always wondered what the name meant but could never find a translation for 'breena', but a little persistence rewarded with this explanation from this 1899 book 'The History of Tallaght' by W.D. Handcock: "Bohernabreena in old times was Boher-na-Bruighne or "the road of the court" or "great mansion", one of the five great palaces or breens, houses of universal hospitality, for which Ireland was famed." I've no idea where that 'palace' was located or if anything now remains of it. Linkback:
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Windy day!
by RokerRoar  26 Nov 2013
I picked up the R114 and then took the hidden road the L7462. Drove along this for around 1.5miles while road climbed slowly. There is a on the left a place to park around 3 cars in front of a Coillte Forest entrance. Walked along that patch for about 400m. Then turned right for about 200m and then as road turned back on itself I took a very steep well worn path thru a forested section until it reached a gravel path. Took a right turn and walked around 100m to find a clearing on the mountain where trees had been felled. Walked up thru this boggy terrain to a wired fence which was easily got over and then marched to the top. The trig pillar was clearly visible and it was crazy windy that day. Fantastic views. DUBLIN's highest mountain [that is completely inside the county as Kippure really is in Wicklow. HEIGHT is 2,122 feet] Linkback:
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csd on Seahan, 2003
by csd  12 Oct 2003
The trig pillar at the summit of Seahan. We were able to access the summit via the edge of the forest off the road that goes by Kilbride rifle range. Unfortunately motorbike scramblers have been active in the vicinity of the summit. Linkback:
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sinbadw on Seahan, 2004
by sinbadw  5 Oct 2004
Parked at the entrance to the forrest track (735, 201) and walked to the end (keeping left), then turned right up the rough track to the tree-line and Ballymorefin Hill. From here we followed the tree-line to the right up to Seahan. We had intended going on to Corrig, but the weather was sufficiently unpleasant (wind was so strong I had to hold onto trig. pillar to keep my balance when marking a waypoint at the summit) that didn't even stick around long enough to look for the megalithic tomb entrance. Instead we made our way north-west to the tree-line and quickly back down to the road listening to the gunfire from the nearby army range. A disappointingly short outing, next time we will make our way over to Seefin & Seefingan to do the full walk. Linkback:
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Picture: 70mm of rain, 1 night and a 1 metre gash.
Track damage, October 2011.
by simon3  6 Nov 2011
Damage on Seehan in the October rains of 2011 was extraordinary. On the southern boundary of the forest water had ripped into the track causing this damage. All of this probably occurred on one occasion and was not evident on a recce a few weeks earlier. Linkback:
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Picture: Kippure barely visible through the mist!
darrenf on Seahan, 2009
by darrenf  26 Jul 2009
Its roughly a kilometre from corrig to seehan. Views over Dublin city and bay can be enjoyed as you ascend. As metioned on this website the summit cairn is not actually in forest area as indicated on sheet 56. In fact it appears most of the forest in this area has been felled in recent times. This results in a very clear and straightforward descent from Seehan to the road below. A well established track will take you from Seehan along the edge of the kilbride rifle range right down to the road below. From here its a simple 1.5km stroll back to the car (see Seefin comment). All in all the seefin, seefingan and seehan loop is a very pleasant stroll. It offers lovely views over the city and the tombs dotted around this loop are also of interest. 4hours 30mins will comfortably take you around this 11km route. Recommended. Linkback:
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