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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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Seefin Mountain Suí Finn A name in Irish (Ir. Suí Finn [PNCW*], 'Fionn’s seat') Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Arderin Beg, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Pale grey fine to coarse-grained granite Bedrock

Height: 620.6m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: O07397 16251
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Longitude: -6.394181, Latitude: 53.186149 , Easting: 307397, Northing: 216251 Prominence: 22.34m,  Isolation: 1.5km
ITM: 707322 716281,   GPS IDs, 6 char: See621, 10 char: Seefin 621
Bedrock type: Pale grey fine to coarse-grained granite, (Type 2e equigranular)

There is an impressive megalithic cairn on Seefin. It is still possible to enter it, although the roof has collapsed at the centre.   Seefin is the 253rd highest place in Ireland. Seefin is the second most southerly summit in the Dublin area.

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sinbadw on Seefin, 2004
by sinbadw  8 Nov 2004
Instead of paking at Kippure bridge we drove past (towards Kilbride) and took the next right. About 1k further up this road there is a gate on the right with a stile beside it. Going over the stile and heading south east we followed the forrest road for about 400m, turned left, followed the road around a bend to the right and then turned left again. There is a rough track on the right a short way on from here that goes straight as an arrow towards the top of seefin. The cloud was low and we quickly found that we were unable to see any great distance. As we reached the top and stopped to read the sign beside the megalithic tomb a pair of ravens silently ghosted out of the mist towards us and then onwards, disappearing once again without a sound, barely moving their wings. We met a man from Leixlip and his dog who told us of some interesting markings to be found in the rocks on Tonduff south, will check that out next time we are up there. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/241/comment/1305/
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the tunnel.
by hillwalkerliam  15 Jul 2010
The tunnel was cool because the enterance was thin and there were steps to lead onto the top. I walked for four hours with my dad. It was fun, i had a nice day. This is my longest and highest walk so far. We went onto seefingan too so it was two mountains we went up. We ate frochin berries and saw giant slugs! Only two more mountains to go and I'm on the list. Liam age 6. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/241/comment/5949/
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eflanaga on Seefin, 2007
by eflanaga  12 Feb 2007
Climbed February 10th as part of the Seefingan Circuit submitted by Djouce (see Walks Section). Start, IO 06286 16865 A, was where I parked in snow-covered lay-by roughly parallel to fence/forest edge marking the boundary of the Kilbride Rifle Range. Since there was no ‘red flag’ atop the pole, I simply climbed over the fence using the style provided and followed what appears to be a track (although difficult to tell given everything was covered in snow) up the hill. Eventually, I ended up on the correct side of the fence for a time. I made for the corner point of the next tree line climbing over the fence and out onto the open hillside. The snow was quite deep in places making the 300+m ascent a little more difficult than it might have been. While, overcast but dry on Seefin, sunshine bathed the valley and slopes of Sorrel Hill to the southwest. I found my jacket was getting fairly wet because of a light wind which ensured a constant fine mist of snow and a degree of moisture in the air. Care was required on reaching the rocky area a short distance below the summit and navigation necessary once mist completely enveloped the hill after about 200m of ascent. A bearing of 129 brought me directly to the summit cairn after a period of about 40 minutes. This is the prize on reaching the top, the chance to explore a wonderful Megalithic cairn (despite the central roof cave in). This is really a very fine example and well worth the effort of a climb, particularly on the day, with it’s covering of snow. After a short time exploring the cairn I set off for my next target Seefingan. Unfortunately, no pictures available as I forgot to take my camera! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/241/comment/2614/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Seefin (<i>Suí Finn</i>) in area Dublin, Ireland
Picture: A rare ray of light catches the land beneath Seefin
 
paulocon on Seefin, 2009
by paulocon  14 Dec 2009
Can't add much to what is already on here. Seefin is a very handy and direct walk from just south of the entrance to Kilbride Firing Range where the range meets the forest. A flagpole at the entrance indicates whether firing is taking place or not. From the road, it's simply a case of following the well beaten track all the way to the lairge summit cairn/passage-tomb which is something of a mini-Newgrange. Walked as the first top on the Kilbride circuit but I'd suggest leaving it until last on this circuit as it definitely is the most interesting of the passage tombs. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/241/comment/4293/
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GWPR on Seefin, 2003
by GWPR  15 Jan 2003
Seefin in snow. A beautifully preserved megalithic tomb. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/241/comment/309/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Seefin (<i>Suí Finn</i>) in area Dublin, Ireland
Picture: Andrew explores the megalithic tomb on Seefin's summit
 
pdtempan on Seefin, 2006
by pdtempan  8 Nov 2006
In late November 2005, members of Queen's Univ. Belfast Mountaineering Club met up with Simon Stewart for a walk in the Dublin Mountains. It was a chilly, foggy day. We took in the 4 summits of Seahan, Corrig Mtn, Seefingan and Seefin, following the edge of Kilbride military range. The "three Sees" all have megalithic cairns, that on Seefin being accessible (at least for those with a sylph-like physique). Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/241/comment/2537/
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