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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 528 members. Recently by: 500plusclub, Meunclemichael, Gordonaplace, brianfurey, deirdremaryann, garv60, livelife2thefull, annem, NMangan, DonalEnright, Wallymee, rgctobin, frostie89, ei7kh, thmswhelan
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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.

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/200/
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In late November 2005, members of Queen's Univ. B .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Seahan (Suíochán))
 
Its a quick hop over to Seahan from Corrig, and t .. by murphysw   (Show all for Seahan (Suíochán))
 
Best views in DUBLIN....??? .. by markod   (Show all for Seahan (Suíochán))
 
Sat morning stroll, 2016. .. by wild_brian   (Show all for Seahan (Suíochán))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Seahan (<i>Suíochán</i>) in area Dublin, Ireland
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: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/200/comment/18658/
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Take the path less-travelled by... .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Seahan (Suíochán))
 
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