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Dublin Area   S: Kippure & Kilbride Subarea
Place count in area: 17, OSI/LPS Maps: 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 512 members. Recently by: ShaneMaher, abacusms, Annemcp, therealcrow, No1Grumbler, thrifleganger, timhajda, Louise.Nolan, TriHarder, flynnke, Tomaquinas, derekpkearney, morgan_os, procyon, johnomalley
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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 204th highest in Ireland. Seahan is the third highest point in county Dublin.

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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))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Seahan (<i>Suíochán</i>) in area Dublin, Ireland
 
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by march-fixer  21 Apr 2012
Made the stupid error of not checking the charge on my GPS, so decided to leave it turned off until I would really need to use it. As it turned out, the weather was middling and the track was simple and easy.
Parked at the entrance to the wood O07356 20103 A and made my way along the main track, swinging right at the first opportunity. At O07518 19836 B on the track I headed straight up to the cairn O08122 19696 C on the summit. There are lovely views from this vantage point W and SW over Co. Kildare, N over Dublin and E and SE over Co. Wicklow. To the east a short away is the companion Corrig Mountain. Well worth the little effort it takes to make it to the top. I returned back the same way that I had ascended. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/200/comment/6777/
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