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Dublin/Wicklow Area   Wicklow Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 130, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 49, 50, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW 
Highest place:
Lugnaquilla, 925m
Maximum height for area: 925 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 905 metres,

Places in area Dublin/Wicklow:
Ballinacorbeg 336mBallinastraw 284mBallycurry 301mBallyguile Hill 188mBallyhook Hill 288mBray Head Hill 240mCarrickgollogan 276mCarrigeen Hill 298mCarrigoona Commons East 242mCloghnagaune 385mCorballis Hill 258mCupidstown Hill 378.6mDowns Hill 372mDunranhill 342mEagle Hill 296mKilleagh 249mKilliney Hill 153.5mKilmichael Hill 267mKilnamanagh Hill 217mKnockannavea 400.8mKnockree 342mMount Kennedy 365.9mSlieveroe 332mWestaston Hill 270m
Dublin Mountains:   Corrig Mountain 617.1mGlendoo Mountain 586mKippure 757mKnocknagun 555mMountpelier Hill 383mPrince William's Seat 555mSaggart Hill 396.9mSeahan 647.3mSeefin 620.6mSeefingan 722.9mTibradden Mountain 467mTwo Rock Mountain 536m
Wicklow Mountains:   Annagh Hill 454mBallinacor Mountain 531mBallinafunshoge 480mBallineddan Mountain 652mBallycumber Hill 431mBallycurragh Hill 536mBallyteige 447mBaltinglass Hill 382mBarranisky 280mBenleagh 689mBlack Hill 602.2mBrockagh Mountain 557mBrockagh Mountain NW Top 548mBrockagh Mountain SE Top 470mCamaderry Mountain 698.6mCamaderry South East Top 677.3mCamenabologue 758mCamenabologue SE Top 663mCarrick Mountain 381mCarrickashane Mountain 508mCarrig Mountain 571mCarrigleitrim 408mCarriglineen Mountain 455mCarrignagunneen 561mCarrigshouk 572.5mCarrigvore 682mChurch Mountain 544mCloghernagh 800mCollon Hill 238mConavalla 734mCorriebracks 531mCorrigasleggaun 794mCroaghanmoira 664mCroaghanmoira North Top 575mCroghan Kinsella 606mCroghan Kinsella East Top 562.1mCullentragh Mountain 510mCushbawn 400mDerrybawn Mountain 474mDjouce 725.5mDuff Hill 720mFair Mountain 571.2mFananierin 426mGravale 718mGreat Sugar Loaf 501mKanturk 523mKeadeen Mountain 653mKirikee Mountain 474mKnocknacloghoge 534mLakeen 357mLittle Sugar Loaf 342mLobawn 636mLugduff 652mLugduff SE Top 637mLuggala 595mLugnagun 446.2mLugnaquilla 925mMaulin 570mMoanbane 703mMoneyteige North 427mMullacor 657mMullaghcleevaun 849mMullaghcleevaun East Top 795mMuskeagh Hill 397mPreban Hill 389mRobber's Pass Hill 508.9mScarr 641mScarr North-West Top 561mSeskin 344mSilsean 698mSleamaine 430mSlieve Maan 547.8mSlieve Maan North Top 546.1mSlievecorragh 418mSlievefoore 414mSlievemaan 759mSorrel Hill 599.5mSpinans Hill 409mSpinans Hill SE Top 400mStoney Top 714mStookeen 420mSugarloaf 552mTable Mountain 701.7mTable Mountain West Top 563mTinoran Hill 312mTomaneena 682.4mTonduff 642mTonduff East Top 593mTonelagee 817mTonelagee NE Top 668mTonlagee South-East Top 546mTrooperstown Hill 430mWar Hill 684.8mWhite Hill 631.1m

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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
Place visited by 37 members. Recently by: conormcbandon, finkey86, PaulNolan, markmjcampion, madeleineblue, chalky, jlk, wwwalker, turfymccloud, Fergalh, peterturner, annedel, anncarroll, Ben-Ban, pompeii
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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 1035th highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Seskin in area Dublin/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 A 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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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 B 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 C, 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 D 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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