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Wicklow Area   S: Shillelagh Hills Subarea
Place count in area: 115, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW, EW-DM, EW-LG, EW-WE, EW-WS 
Highest place:
Lugnaquilla, 924.7m
Maximum height for area: 924.7 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 905 metres,

Places in area Wicklow:
Cen: Glendalough North:   Brockagh Mountain 556.9mBrockagh Mountain NW Top 549.5mBrockagh Mountain SE Top 471.7mCamaderry East Top 677.3mCamaderry Mountain 698.6mConavalla 734mTomaneena 682.4m
Cen: Glendalough South:   Carriglineen Mountain 456.6mCullentragh Mountain 510mDerrybawn Mountain 476.1mKirikee Mountain 474.5mLugduff 653.2mLugduff SE Top 638mMullacor 660.7mTrooperstown Hill 430m
N Cen: Tonelagee:   Carrignagunneen 561mFair Mountain 571.2mStoney Top 713.7mTonelagee 815.8mTonelagee E Top 668mTonelagee South-East Top 545.8m
NE: Bray & Kilmacanogue:   Bray Head Hill 238.9mCarrigoona Commons East 242mDowns Hill 372.9mGreat Sugar Loaf 501.2mLittle Sugar Loaf 342.4m
NE: Djouce:   Djouce 725.5mKnockree 342.1mMaulin 570mTonduff 642mTonduff East Top 593mWar Hill 684.8mWhite Hill 631.1m
NE: Fancy:   Ballinafunshoge 480mKanturk 527.4mKnocknacloghoge 532.4mLuggala 593.3mRobber's Pass Hill 508.9mScarr 640mScarr North-West Top 559.8mSleamaine 430m
NE: Vartry:   Ballinacorbeg 336mBallycurry 301mDunranhill 342mMount Kennedy 365.9m
NW: Blessington:   Carrigleitrim 408mLugnagun 446.2mSlieveroe 332mSorrel Hill 599.5m
NW: Mullaghcleevaun:   Black Hill 602.2mCarrigshouk 572.5mCarrigvore 682.4mDuff Hill 720.8mGravale 719mMoanbane 703mMullaghcleevaun 846.7mMullaghcleevaun East Top 796mSilsean 698m
S: Aughrim Hills:   Cushbawn 400mKilleagh 249mMoneyteige North 427mPreban Hill 389m
S: Croaghanmoira:   Ballinacor Mountain 529.3mBallycurragh Hill 536mBallyteige 447mCarrickashane Mountain 508mCroaghanmoira 662.3mCroaghanmoira North Top 579.5mFananierin 426mSlieve Maan 547.8mSlieve Maan North Top 546.1m
S: Croghan Kinsella:   Annagh Hill 454mCroghan Kinsella 606mCroghan Kinsella East Top 562.1mSlievefoore 414m
S: Shillelagh Hills:   Lakeen 357mMonaughrim 206mSeskin 344mStookeen 420m
S: Tinahely Hills:   Ballycumber Hill 429.7mEagle Hill 296mMuskeagh Hill 398.2m
SE: Wicklow South East:   Ballinastraw 284mBallyguile Hill 188mBarranisky 280mCarrick Mountain 381mCollon Hill 238mKilnamanagh Hill 217mWestaston Hill 270m
W: Baltinglass:   Ballyhook Hill 288mBaltinglass Hill 382mCarrig Mountain 571mCarrigeen Hill 298mCloghnagaune 385mCorballis Hill 258mKeadeen Mountain 653mSpinans Hill 409mSpinans Hill SE Top 400mTinoran Hill 312m
W: Cen Lugnaquilla:   Ballineddan Mountain 652.3mBenleagh 689mCamenabologue 758mCamenabologue SE Top 663mCloghernagh 800mCorrigasleggaun 794.6mLugnaquilla 924.7mSlievemaan 759.7m
W: Donard:   Brewel Hill 222mChurch Mountain 544mCorriebracks 531mLobawn 636mSlievecorragh 418mSugarloaf 552mTable Mountain 701.7mTable Mountain West Top 563m

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Seskin Hill An Seisceann A name in Irish (prob. Ir. An Seisceann [PDT], 'the marsh') Carlow/ Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Binnion List, Pale, fine to coarse-grained granite Bedrock

Height: 344m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 62 Grid Reference: S95984 72718
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Longitude: -6.578265, Latitude: 52.797165 , Easting: 295984, Northing: 172718 Prominence: 149m,  Isolation: 2.3km
ITM: 695878 672743,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Seskin, 10 char: Seskin
Bedrock type: Pale, fine to coarse-grained granite, (Tullow Type 2 Equigranular Granite)

Seskin is the 1069th highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Seskin (<i>An Seisceann</i>) in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: View of Seskin from nearby Lakeen Hill to the east. The summit is the high point on the left.
wicklore on Seskin, 2008
by wicklore  3 Nov 2008
Exploring these low hills has certainly brought me into contact with more farmers than I have had in a long time. I suppose it is the nature of these relative bumps in the landscape that means they are nearly always farmed, leading to the necessity to ask farmers for access. All have been obliging, and more than a few have given good advice on access. I think this is important as many of these hills haven’t attracted much activity and giving a good first impression of hillwalkers will hopefully pave the way for others. And so I found myself talking to another farmer on the minor road that skirts the east side of Seskin. Yes of course I could park on this road. Indeed I could park at one of his gates on the east side of the road. But no, he had no authority to say I could cross over the fields to go up to the summit. “They’re not my fields” he explained. But I could go ahead and park in his gate anyway, and sure “you could find a way up”. Well I did indeed “find a way up”. Parking at his gate (with the aforementioned permission) at S965 724 starA I made my way up to the wet and boggy saddle between the two high points of Seskin. There were giant piles of boulders on the way up, pushed together by heavy equipment, and a lot of reedy grass which highlighted the soggy nature of the ground. At the saddle I headed left uphill and crossed a fence. I stayed to the left of the trees up to the summit. An electric fence marked the boundary between the field to the east of the summit and the trees to the west. A battery pack with a wire running from it and attached to the fence by a red peg told me to steer clear. This means that anyone approaching from the west through the trees would need to take a little care not to stumble into it when emerging from the trees. Not great views from the summit because of the trees and a gorse field that partly blocks the view. However there is a good view of Lakeen on the way up, with its many wind turbines. A good track was visible running from the trees of this summit across the saddle to the other high point to the north. The return trip was less than 50 mins, including time to negotiate the gorse and wet ground. As usual I would suggest permission is sought from locals if heading up from the east side, although the forestry to the west no doubt offers alternative routes. Linkback:
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The top is now clear and open
by ewen  19 Jul 2020
A decade after the last comment. The top of Seskin has been cleared and is now a blasted landscape of forestry detritus. The views are good though.
I followed the forestry paths and the part where you follow the forest edge is getting overgrown with gorse and various jaggies. I suppose lockdown hasn't helped keeping it clear. Just don't wear shorts.
Oh, the battery is still there though the fence is now a tangle of half hidden barbed wire underfoot.It sounds a horrible hill but it is actually a pleasant walk and it doesn't encroach on farmland in these covid times.
I wrote that at the top . Coming down I turned left at the edge of the forest and then followed that down and right onto an old forestry road this avoiding the gorse Linkback:
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Picture: Summit (under the bush to the left) with the northern top of Seskin in the background.
csd on Seskin, 2009
by csd  26 Apr 2009
As suggested by wicklore, I sought an alternative route from the forestry to the west of Seskin. Although the tracks marked on Sheet 62 starting in the vicinity of S94797 73146 starB looked promising, the grassy lane that seemed the closest match to this ended up terminating in an open field. I don't like crossing open fields with a dog, so turned back and tried further north.
As luck would have it, there's a track leading to the Coillte forest at S95731 74085 starC, so I parked here and followed the forestry road up. Sheet 62 doesn't appear to bear much resemblance to the situation on the ground, but follow your nose (or use pazapas's excellent GPS maps) and you'll soon find your way up.
My approach to the summit was from the north along the track noticed by wicklore. The highest point of Seskin appears to be right under an enormous gorse bush: there are limits to what I'll do for MV, so you'll have to excuse my GPS reading for being a few metres out on this one! Linkback:
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On a misty day. Why?
by pn_runner  27 Dec 2010
I opted for the forest approach. Parked at S957 741 starD and followed the forest path for 300m until it turned back on itself. I followed what might once have been an old quad track along the forest edge almost directly south until hitting the Carlow/Wicklow border marked on the ground by a wall, ruined fence and wide gap in the forest. Followed it all the way to the north summit of Seskin which is a dire top. Or so I thought until gaining the southern main top. At least the recent snow just melted had bent down the gorse bushes so I was able to access the highest point. The views may be good but on a misty damp day like today one has to wonder at the effort.
A curious place. No foot prints but plenty of cigarette butts. The battery is still there but seems to have discharged itself. Linkback:
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