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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
Place visited by 574 members. Recently by: annem, Wallymee, oreills8, padraigtipp123, Siddell1, frostie89, phonohan, thmswhelan, Tomaquinas, emac, ShaneMaher, abacusms, johnstna, Alanjm, upper
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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 414th highest place in Ireland.

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just yesterday during my office hours i got reall .. by brblos   (Show all for Prince William's Seat )
 
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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: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/352/comment/21827/
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