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Dublin Area   S: Dublin South East 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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Prince William's Seat Mountain Dublin/ Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Arderin List, Pale grey fine to coarse-grained granite Bedrock

Height: 553.5m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: O17685 18273
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Longitude: -6.23961, Latitude: 53.202143 , Easting: 317685, Northing: 218274 Prominence: 41.04m,  Isolation: 1.4km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 717608 718303,   GPS IDs, 6 char: PrncWl, 10 char: PrncWlmsSt
Bedrock type: Pale grey fine to coarse-grained granite, (Type 2e equigranular)

Apparently named after William, son of George IV, after a royal visit in 1821. This begs the question: What was it called before that? There must have been a native Irish name. Unfortunately Price provides no answer to this in PNCW. On the map of Wicklow contained in Wright's A Guide to the County of Wicklow (1827) this area is named Commons B.nulty, i.e. Commons of Ballynulty, which is a sub-division of the townland of Annacrivey. Since Prince William's Seat and Knocknagun they are only separated by a small saddle, it is possible that the name Knocknagun was applied to both peaks, but this is only conjecture.   Prince William's Seat is the 413th highest place in Ireland.

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brblos on Prince William's Seat, 2007
by brblos  25 Jul 2007
just yesterday during my office hours i got really strong need to escape from the city at least for a while and recharge myself. so i ran home to catch a bus to enniskerry from where we walked to wiclow way and up to the top of prince williams seat. very quite place to be on in midweek days evenings and just before sunset. you can not meet anyone there but deers. after enjoying beautiful evening and with the drizzle just beginning we ran down do stepaside to catch the very last bus back to the city. Linkback:
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csd on Prince William's Seat, 2003
by csd  11 May 2003
Access up to Prince William's Seat from the Wicklow Way to the south is a pleasant afternoon's stroll. The graded forest track gives way to a path, which picks its way through the trees to the open ground above Raven's Rock. To gain the summit, take the narrow track to the left just after the recently widened forestry track. The photo shows Raven's Rock and the eastern shoulders of Prince William's Seat. Linkback:
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eoinclimber on Prince William's Seat, 2009
by eoinclimber  31 Mar 2009
parked at the boranaraltry bridge at glencullen side of the wicklow way, I walked up te wicklow way turning off to reach the submit of prince williams seat, from the submit i walked across to the submit of knocknagun, the terain as i walked across was very soft and bogey even tho it has not rained in days.. on the return i walked the stone road that follows the forest line along both peaks back to the wicklow way, a very ennjoyable walk with great views of surounding valleys and mountains.. Linkback:
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josvanderlinden on Prince William's Seat, 2008
by josvanderlinden  10 Nov 2008
Sunday 9 November. Started from the parking lot near Curtlestown on what became a short hike due to strong winds and heavy rain. The view from Prince William's seat over Dublin city is really great. And the ascent of 300 meter not that hard. It's a nice hour-and-a-half walk. Linkback:
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sinbadw on Prince William's Seat, 2004
by sinbadw  13 Sep 2004
A pleasant walk on a blustery Sunday. We left the car near the bridge at the bottom of the road down from Glencullen on the wicklow way, followed the waymarks until the tree-line and then set off along a sort of a path (some bike tracks chuning up the peat, tut-tut) up to the top where we had some buns beside the Triangulation point while the wind tried it's level best to dislodge us. We went on from there to Knocknagun. Linkback:
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Picture: Dublin view
Blue skies and glittering lights, mid Covid, mid Dec.
by simon3  16 Dec 2020
Here's another pic from the summit, this time at the height of Covid19 and in the depths of winter. Linkback:
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