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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 205th highest in Ireland. Seahan is the third highest point in county Dublin.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Seahan (<i>Suíochán</i>) in area Dublin, Ireland
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: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/200/comment/23164/
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Windy day! .. by RokerRoar   (Show all for Seahan (Suíochán))
 
The trig pillar at the summit of Seahan. We were .. by csd   (Show all for Seahan (Suíochán))
 
Parked at the entrance to the forrest track (735, .. by sinbadw   (Show all for Seahan (Suíochán))
 
Track damage, October 2011. .. by simon3   (Show all for Seahan (Suíochán))
 
Its roughly a kilometre from corrig to seehan. V .. by darrenf   (Show all for Seahan (Suíochán))
 
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