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Dublin Area   S: Kippure & Kilbride Subarea
Place count in area: 18, OSI/LPS Maps: 43, 50, 56, AWW 
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 (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
Place visited by 514 members. Recently by: thmswhelan, Chance, ShaneMaher, abacusms, Annemcp, therealcrow, No1Grumbler, thrifleganger, timhajda, Louise.Nolan, TriHarder, flynnke, Tomaquinas, derekpkearney, morgan_os
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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 205th highest in Ireland. Seahan is the third highest point in county Dublin.

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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: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/200/comment/15271/
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