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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Seefin (<i>Suí Finn</i>) in area Dublin, Ireland
Picture: Seefin from Seefingan
 
Geo on Seefin, 2009
by Geo  7 Jun 2009
On a recce today for an upcoming club walk, decided to do the Kilbride Circuit but with a twist! Adding Kippure to the mix to make a full...ish day of it. Parked the car at O06284 16861 A at a grubby lay-by...don't let me start on fly tippers. Crossed the road and uphill, following a rough track, we kept on this as it went to the south of the hill until the track ceased to rise further, then where a dilapidated fence on the left went uphill, we turned left off the first track onto a steeper track which followed the fence for a bit then moved left away from it shortly before the summit. It's not too bad a climb really, and the cairn gives you a great excuse to stop and take a peek inside through the teeny entrance. If you climb up on top you can see inside as described in other entries here as the "lid" if you please is missing! Anyway after a photo op it was time to head for nearby Seefingan (see appropriate entry for next stage of walk). Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/241/comment/3822/
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Echoes of a great and distant past...
by YoungJohn  1 Apr 2011
The last mountain in the Kilbride circuit as we, my two fellow hikers and I, had started our hike with Seahan. This is a fine mountain. Its cairn is well worth visiting. We followed the well worn boggy path from Seefingan. The circuit is a kind of 'Valley of the Kings' as there are so many ancient cairns. The cairn on Seefin is partly in ruins as described by fellow contributors. The liffey vale and blessington lake nearby so rich and fertile watched over sentry like by the cairns that crown the mountains there. The cairn broke the chilly breeze that was blowing in from the South East as we munched our lunch. The route down was marked by large rocks similar to the large rocks that were used to construct the Cairn. Care is needed on the decent as it is a steep gradient and sticks help. Back to the road and then the car. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/241/comment/6294/
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Picture: Summit Sign
Magnificent Passage Tomb
by Bunsen7  10 Nov 2016
If you're doing this, do the circuit of the Kilbride Rifle Range.

The picture shows the sign on the summit explaining the origins of the magnificent passage tomb. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/241/comment/18704/
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Fine day spoilt by Scramblers
by ewen  21 May 2017
Started at the Coillte gate at 068145 B where there is parking for 2 cars. I then followed the forest road around until the first turn off to the left. This takes you along to the fire break/path at 07051565 C which leads directly to the top of Seefin.
From the outset there was evidence of quads and scramblers - fences down, churned up paths and two new tracks up to Seefingan. On the way back down after going up Seefingan I had to leave the path to give way to 5 scramblers making there way up the path to Seefin, This was the same route I had taken up and the path had taken some beating. My gopro did catch them on video, though' The Quads and Scramblers are avoiding the national park territory but I don't know what Coillte think. It put a complete dampener on my day. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/241/comment/19520/
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padodes on Seefin, 2008
by padodes  4 Nov 2008
The narrow passage leading into the burial chamber on Seefin, photographed here with a rather grainy low-light exposure, gives some idea of how elaborate this structure is. (Were our megalithic forebears so thin they didn’t have to hold their breaths to squeeze in?)

One of the projecting stones near the entrance has a faint etching, which has been likened to a hand or even a ship. Since those are things that differ widely, I suppose any imaginative guess will be equally plausible. Two of the massive upright supports (orthostats) on the right-hand side of the passage are said to have shallow spiral engravings, so when I went there recently, I brought a flashlight with me to take a closer look. Unfortunately, the whole passage was dripping so heavily with melt-water, percolating down after a recent snowfall, that I was forced to leave the inspection for another day.

To complete an archaeological outing to Seefin, a visit to its higher northerly neighbours, Seefingan, with its 20m-wide cairn (1.5 kms distant), and Seahan, with its cairn, passage tomb and wedge tomb (a further 2 kms away), forms a logical prolongation. Both hills are visible from Seefin, as is Sorrel Hill 6 kms to the SW, with its own cairn 20m in diameter. One of the nice features about Seefin is that its isolated position has saved it from becoming a repository for beer cans and broken bottles – the fate that has befallen some of its less fortunate companions closer to Dublin. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/241/comment/3419/
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nohoval_turrets on Seefin, 2002
by nohoval_turrets  21 Oct 2002
One of the best preserved cairns in Wicklow can be found on Seefin, so it's worth it for that alone. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/241/comment/163/
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