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Ballyhoura Mountains Area   S: Ballyorgan Subarea
Place count in area: 12, OSI/LPS Maps: 73, EW-G 
Highest place:
Seefin Mountain West Top, 528m
Maximum height for area: 528 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 383 metres,

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Seefin Mountain West Top Mountain Suí Finn (mullach thiar) A name in Irish (prob. Ir. Suí Finn [PDT], 'Fionn's seat') Limerick County in Munster Province, in Arderin List, Conglomerate & purple sandstone Bedrock

Height: 528m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 73 Grid Reference: R64454 18070
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Longitude: -8.521942, Latitude: 52.313572 , Easting: 164454, Northing: 118070 Prominence: 383m,  Isolation: 0.9km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 564411 618121,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SfnMnt, 10 char: SfnMntnWst
Bedrock type: Conglomerate & purple sandstone, (Slievenamuck Conglomerate Formation)

The association with Fionn Mac Cumhaill is reinforced by the fact that Seefin Mountain overlooks a valley named after his son: Glenosheen (Ir. Gleann Oisín, 'valley of Oisín').   Seefin Mountain West Top is the highest mountain in the Ballyhoura Mountains area and the 479th highest in Ireland.

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Picture: Summit of Seefin on the Ballyhoura mtns
john_desmond on Seefin Mountain West Top, 2005
by john_desmond  10 Apr 2005
Seefin at 528 mtrs is the highest peak in the Ballyhoura mtns. There are 2 main ways to get to it, either from the rough road to the West or the public road to the East. The start of the walk from the East is at R 662 168 starA (Space for 2-3 cars). Pretty easy walk on a good path, can be a bit wet below the summit though. On the western route, you can drive up but it looks a bit rough for an ordinary car. Its probably better to leave the car back on the public road and walk up. The picture shows the summit, just a trig point with nothing else. Very nice views all around and the Galtees look stunning from here. If you can, try it on a sunny day. Linkback:
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Picture: Approaching Seefin from Long Hill
madfrankie on Seefin Mountain West Top, 2007
by madfrankie  15 Jun 2007
You can leave the compass in the rucksack when you're bagging these two (Seefin and Long Mountain). Allow about two hours if coming up the track from R 662 169 starB where you can park about 50 metres down the road on a grassy verge. Linkback:
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enoonan on Seefin Mountain West Top, 2008
by enoonan  21 Mar 2008
Walked to the top of Seefin this morning. The weather was good despite a heavy rain and hail shower at the summit.
I parked at the Greenwood car park and for the most part I followed a route described by Geoff Hunt in his book "Limerick Nature Walks".
The walk was a fairly handy one except for the final 200m to the summit over boggy ground. Decent view from the trig point on the top. A good walk if time is limited. Linkback:
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Picture: Tor ridden skyline of Seefin
murphysw on Seefin Mountain West Top, 2009
by murphysw  25 Jan 2009
Followed becketts route up. The track is initially excellent, good enough for a car actually. Near Long mountain it narrows. It should be noted that the final approach to Seefin is really boggy, and is not a place for your Sunday best, good boots are essential. Linkback:
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bridgethennessy on Seefin Mountain West Top, 2005
by bridgethennessy  8 Jun 2005
8 june 2005.... Seefin at its best today. the sun shining and views are magnificent in all directions.......especially homeward towards cilcruaig ( carrigeenamonery). well worth the effort. Linkback:
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Picture: Shortened Black Rock Loop - Seefin Peak
MatthewBranch on Seefin Mountain West Top, 2008
by MatthewBranch  15 Aug 2008
A family favourite - My wife, two girls (12 and 5) regularly do this one and usually takes only an hour and a half or so. We start off at the Greenwood forest car park and head up the hill to the first river crossing. There we contour along the forest track (also a popular Mountain Bike trail so if you have kids keep them fairly close to you as the bikers can really appear out of nowhere sometimes), until meeting up with the road some 10-15 minutes along the contour path. Its a nice puff of a climb up the road to the plateau on top and then a leisurely stroll to the Castle Philip car park. This is always a good place to stop and have a snack with the kids (or even better - take the detour off to the Black Rocks itself). We soon continue up the muddy track toward Seefin Peak - the kids put their Wellington boots on here (which daddy has so kindly carried for them...). The muddier the better! The views from the top of Seefin are very enjoyable and the trig beacon is on a fantastic rock pedestal which is a joy to relax on if the weather is ameanable. Views are great. The path downward from here can be a heck of a muddy slide and results in more than a few dirty bums. This has become a bit of a game for us and the kids when its been raining - who can get down without falling on their backsides. Needless to say, daddy's the laughing stock when it happens to him. When the path flattens off and joins a forest track we move away from the proper trail which continues to your right and up to the cairns on Glenosheen, and instead take the left-hand route into the forest. This track takes you down in a NNW direction until you come to a T-junction. Follow the right -hand track which follows a steep downhill in a SE direction to join up with a well-travelled forestry road. Take a left on this road back in a NW direction to join up with your original contour path you set out on in the beginning. Follow the same route back to the car park. Fantastic! Linkback:
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