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Boggeragh Mountains Area , Cen: Seefin Subarea
Feature count in area: 11, all in Cork, OSI/LPS Maps: 79, 80
Highest Place: Musheramore 642.7m

Starting Places (8) in area Boggeragh Mountains:
Butter Road, Duhallow Way, Derry Wood, Glannaharee East Woods S, Laharan Woods N, Millstreet Country Park, Mount Hillary Wood N, Mount Hillary Wood W, St John's Well

Summits & other features in area Boggeragh Mountains:
Cen: Seefin: Knockcraugh 434m, Seefin 491m, Seefin East Top 491m
N: Banteer: Mount Hillary 391m, Tooreen 322m
NE: Bweeng: Bweeng Little 414m, Bweengduff 416m
S: Macroom Hills: Burren 380m, Knockagreenan 263m
W: Musheramore: Musherabeg 498.8m, Musheramore 642.7m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Seefin, 491m Hill Suí Finn A name in Irish,
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(prob. Ir. Suí Finn [PDT], 'Fionn's seat'), Cork County in Munster province, in Carn Lists, Seefin is the 599th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference W35976 86526, OS 1:50k mapsheet 79
Place visited by: 43 members, recently by: Glanman2, Colin Murphy, TippHiker, mlmoroneybb, maryblewitt, wicklore, John.geary, Wilderness, Daingean, Wildrover, chelman7, liz50, madfrankie, ilenia, magnumpig
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -8.933556, Latitude: 52.027604, Easting: 135976, Northing: 86526, Prominence: 61m,  Isolation: 1.6km
ITM: 535936 586590
Bedrock type: Purple mudstone and sandstone, (Ballytrasna Formation)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: See491, 10 char: Seefin 491

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/483/
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Summary for Seefin (Suí Finn): An easy road with distant balcony views but nearby clutter
Summary created by Colin Murphy, simon3, jackill 2023-03-16 19:19:16
            MountainViews.ie picture about Seefin (<em>Suí Finn</em>)
Picture: Grassy mound marks high point
This is an easy walk starting from the large carpark at Butt/Duhalo (W34900 86100) and following the track (which is show as part of the Dulhallow way on the Discovery map) past bog works along the access road to Seefins mast covered summit. There are interesting views south to others of the Boggeraghs. The summit itself has telecoms towers with very scruffy ancillary equipment, and, unusually, a rotatable amateur radio aerial which is controlled remotely.

If you are worried about the no access signs then make a bee-line from the car-park along the line of a fence to the 486m spot height and on to Seefin itself. There is a track indicating that others have taken this route before.

An alternative approach, and one that gives access to the East top, is to park at A (W37314 87049) where there is room for multiple cars. Head west along track for about 200m to a crossroads of sorts, turn left and follow good track south-west then west for about 1.2km until you reach B (W36256 86328), where you'll see a rough, grassy/boggy track running NW. This eventually becomes single file, but continues all the way to the summit. There are three cairns of sorts, all of different sizes, but the high point is actually a large grassy mound 20m south of these. Allow roughly 45 minutes up and down.
Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/483/comment/5242/
Member Comments for Seefin (Suí Finn)

pdtempan on Seefin
by pdtempan 19 Nov 2008
Seefin is an easy stroll from the car park at the pass between Seefin and its higher neighbour, Musheramore. The map suggests a L-shaped route along the Duhallow Way, but the newly built private road which this used to follow is signposted "No Unauthorised Access". The Duhallow Way has been redirected along the public road, which represents a considerable detour for those aiming for Seefin. However, there is nothing to prevent you taking a bee-line from the car-park along the line of a fence to the 486m spot height, and thence on to Seefin itself. There is a track indicating that others have taken this route before. There are, no doubt, more challenging ways of getting there, but the peak hardly justifies the effort. The Boggeragh Seefin is one of many hills so named throughout Ireland and all associated with Fionn Mac Cumhaill, but here Fionn has been ousted from his throne in the name of modern technology: the summit is crowned by a mobile phone mast. It is however accessible, free from conifers and has a view, none of which can be said for neighbouring Seefin E Top. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/483/comment/3454/
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Seefin (<em>Suí Finn</em>)
Picture: Seefin...unspoiled and inviolate
Peter Walker on Seefin
by Peter Walker 7 Jan 2009
My cold, wet and misty ascent from the car park between Seefin and Musheramore ( Butt/Duhalo (W349 861)) didn't really add any information that pdtempan hasn't already given: yes, there are private road signs on the route that seems obvious from the map, yes you can follow the fence over pt 486m (it's occasionally boggy, usually tough going, the usual drill) and the summit is ravaged by assorted high frequency transmitting stuff: definitely a top for the bagger and no-one else. I'm posting simply because just after leaving the car park I came across a fly-tipped jet ski, and I can conclusively say that's the first one I've seen in over 25 years of hillwalking. You have to love Ireland. Oh, and my casual navigation on the way down led to a rather embarrassing reascent to get back to the car, accompanied by distant disembodied laughter from the direction of Fenit. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/483/comment/3514/
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Seefin (<em>Suí Finn</em>)
Picture: I can almost smell the sweet turf fire
The laziest man in Ireland?
by thomas_g 6 Apr 2012
One wonders as you traverse the country what made Fionn mac Cumhaill so tired that he was constantly sitting down. Fionn seems to have travelled the country trying to find high points on which to park his posterior. Given the choice between Musheramore and Seefin, there doesn't appear to be any reason for Fionn to sit at the top of Seefin other than pure laziness.
The access restriction signs appear to have disappeared from the private road, but I'd still prefer the walk up the line of the fence (there has to be some challenge).
This appears to be a popular place for turf , though I suspect the days of turf harvesting in Ireland are numbered with the bog ecosystem disappearing fast around the country. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/483/comment/6755/
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