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Wicklow Area , S: Shillelagh Hills Subarea
Feature count in area: 115, by county: Wicklow: 108, Kildare: 4, Wexford: 2, Carlow: 3, of which 1 is in both Wexford and Wicklow, of which 1 is in both Carlow and Wicklow, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW, EW-DM, EW-LG, EW-WE, EW-WS
Highest Place: Lugnaquilla 924.7m

Starting Places (205) in area Wicklow:
1916 Memorial Car Park, Aghavannagh Ow Bridge, Aghowle Wood, Altidore Wood Entrance, Annacurra National School, Annalecka Bridge, Asbawn Brook L8350, Aughrim National School, Ballard Road, Ballinabarny Gap, Ballinagappoge Bridge Layby, Ballinagappoge Mountain Hairpin, Ballinagore, Ballinahinch Wood, Ballinastoe MBT CP, Ballinastraw South, Ballineddan Upr Fork, Ballinfoyle Upr Cross, Ballycoog, Ballycreen Brook Bridge, Ballycumber, Ballycumber Bridge, Ballycumber Lane, Ballycumber Wicklow Way, Ballylerane, Ballylow Bridge, Ballylusk Quarry, Ballymanus Lane, Ballymoyle Shooting Lodge, Ballynultagh Gap, Ballynultagh Lane, Ballyreagh Wood, Ballyross Forest, Ballysmuttan Long Stone, Baravore, Barnbawn South, Barranisky North, Barranisky West, Bohilla Land Roundabout, Bohilla Lane Mid, Boranaraltry Bridge, Bray Harbour, Brewel West, Brittas Bay North CP, Buckroney Sand Dunes CP, Bus Terminus, Camera Hill Track Cross, Castletimon Wood North, Clara Vale, Clone House Road, Clonegal, Cloon Wood Cp, Coate Bridge, Coolballintaggart Ledge, Coolbawn House Lane, Cransillagh Brook , Crone Wood CP, Crossbridge, Crossoona Rath, Cummer Wood South, Curtlestown Wood CP, Deputy's Pass CP, Derralossary Church, Derry River Bridge, Devil's Glen CP, Devil's Glen Wood, Djouce Wood Calary, Djouce Wood Lake, Djouce Wood Long Hill, Donard, Donnelly's Lane Car Sales, Drumgoff Forest, Dunranhill North, Dunranhill SE, Dunranhill South, Dwyer McAllister Cottage CP, Enniskerry, Fentons Pub, Fitzsimons Park GAA, unuseableFlemings Footbridge Glen Rd, Gap Pub, Gap Road, Glen Beach CP, Glen of the Downs CP, Glenbride Lane, Glenbride Lodge, Glencree Reconciliation, Glendalough, Glenealy GAA, Glenmacnass Tonelagee CP, Glenmalure Hostel, Glenmalure Lodge, Glenmalure Waterfall, Glenview Hotel, Gowle House, Great Sugar Loaf CP, Grove Bar, Heffernans Well Wood, Hill View, Hollywood Glen, JB Malone CP, Johnnie Fox Pub, Keadeen NE trail, Keadeen Trailhead, Kevins Way Footbridge, Kilbride Army Camp Entrance, Kilcandra South, Kilcommon View, Killalongford Wood, Kilmacrea Cross Roads, Kilranelagh House Gate, Kilruddery Car Park, Kilruddery Cottages, Kings River, Kippure Bridge, Kippure Estate, Kippure Transmitter Gate, Knickeen Cross, Knocknaboley Lane Leeraghs Bog, Knocknaboley Lane Stone Cottage, Knockrath Little, Knockree west, Kyle Loop North, Lackan Wood S, Lake Dr Fraughan Brook, Lake Drive, Lake Park Cross, Lake View Pub, Laragh Free Car Park, Laragh NSch, Lead Mines CP, Liffey Bridge, Liffey Head Bridge, Lough Bray Lower, Lough Bray Upper, Lough Tay North Viewing Point, Lough Tay Wicklow Way CP, Luglass Lane L97561, Lugnagun Track, Macreddin Village, Mangans Lane, Military Road Carrigshouk Hill, Military Road Inchavore River Nth, Military Road Inchavore River Sth, Military Road NW Lough Tay, Military Road Ballyboy Bridge, Military Road Cloghoge Brook, Military Road Croaghanmoira, Military Road Fananierin, Military Road LaraghWicklow Way, Military Road Slieve Maan, Monspolien Bridge, Moortown House, Mountain Rescue HQ, Muskeagh Little Wood, Nahanagan Lough NE, Novara Avenue, Bray, Oiltiagh Brook Knickeen, Old Bridge Cross, Old Bridge Scouts , Old Wicklow Way entrance, Paddock Hill SE, Pier Gates CP, Powerscourt Waterfall CP, Putland Road, Quintagh East, Raheen Park CP, Raheenleagh East, Railway Walk CP, Rathdrum Railway Station, Rednagh Wood, Rocky Valley, Roundwood, Sally Gap, Sally Gap N, Seefin Trailhead, Seskin SE, Shankill Tributary Bridge, Shay Elliott, Sheepshanks Bridge, Shillelagh, Slievecorragh Track, Slievefoore South, Sraghoe Brook, St John's Church, St Kevins Chair, St Kevins Church, St Kevins Way R756, Stone Circle Bridge, Stookeen South, Stranahely Wood, Stranakelly Cross Roads, Tallyho, Templeboden, Tithewer, Tomcoyle Lower, Tomriland Wood, Toor Brook, Trooperstown Hill Access, Turlough Hill CP, Upper Lake CP, Vallymount GAA CP, Vartry Reservoir Upper, Zellers Pub

Summits & other features in area Wicklow:
Cen: Glendalough North: Brockagh Mountain 556.9m, Brockagh Mountain NW Top 549.5m, Brockagh Mountain SE Top 471.7m, Camaderry East Top 677.3m, Camaderry Mountain 698.6m, Conavalla 734m, Tomaneena 682.4m
Cen: Glendalough South: Carriglineen Mountain 456.6m, Cullentragh Mountain 510m, Derrybawn Mountain 476.1m, Kirikee Mountain 474.5m, Lugduff 653.2m, Lugduff SE Top 638m, Mullacor 660.7m, Trooperstown Hill 430m
N Cen: Tonelagee: Carrignagunneen 561m, Fair Mountain 571.2m, Stoney Top 713.7m, Tonelagee 815.8m, Tonelagee E Top 668m, Tonelagee South-East Top 545.8m
NE: Bray & Kilmacanogue: Bray Head Hill 238.9m, Carrigoona Commons East 242m, Downs Hill 372.9m, Great Sugar Loaf 501.2m, Little Sugar Loaf 342.4m
NE: Djouce: Djouce 725.5m, Knockree 342.1m, Maulin 570m, Tonduff 642m, Tonduff East Top 593m, War Hill 684.8m, White Hill 631.1m
NE: Fancy: Ballinafunshoge 480m, Kanturk 527.4m, Knocknacloghoge 532.4m, Luggala 593.3m, Robber's Pass Hill 508.9m, Scarr 640m, Scarr North-West Top 559.8m, Sleamaine 430m
NE: Vartry: Ballinacorbeg 336m, Ballycurry 301m, Dunranhill 342m, Mount Kennedy 365.9m
NW: Blessington: Carrigleitrim 408m, Lugnagun 446.2m, Slieveroe 332m, Sorrel Hill 599.5m
NW: Mullaghcleevaun: Black Hill 602.2m, Carrigshouk 572.5m, Carrigvore 682.4m, Duff Hill 720.8m, Gravale 719m, Moanbane 703m, Mullaghcleevaun 846.7m, Mullaghcleevaun East Top 796m, Silsean 698m
S: Aughrim Hills: Cushbawn 400m, Killeagh 249m, Moneyteige North 427m, Preban Hill 389m
S: Croaghanmoira: Ballinacor Mountain 529.3m, Ballycurragh Hill 536m, Ballyteige 447m, Carrickashane Mountain 508m, Croaghanmoira 662.3m, Croaghanmoira North Top 579.5m, Fananierin 426m, Slieve Maan 547.8m, Slieve Maan North Top 546.1m
S: Croghan Kinsella: Annagh Hill 454m, Croghan Kinsella 606m, Croghan Kinsella East Top 562.1m, Slievefoore 414m
S: Shillelagh Hills: Lakeen 357m, Monaughrim 206m, Seskin 344m, Stookeen 420m
S: Tinahely Hills: Ballycumber Hill 429.7m, Eagle Hill 296m, Muskeagh Hill 398.2m
SE: Wicklow South East: Ballinastraw 284m, Ballyguile Hill 188m, Barranisky 280m, Carrick Mountain 381m, Collon Hill 238m, Kilnamanagh Hill 217m, Westaston Hill 270m
W: Baltinglass: Ballyhook Hill 288m, Baltinglass Hill 382m, Carrig Mountain 571m, Carrigeen Hill 298m, Cloghnagaune 385m, Corballis Hill 258m, Keadeen Mountain 653m, Spinans Hill 409m, Spinans Hill SE Top 400m, Tinoran Hill 312m
W: Cen Lugnaquilla: Ballineddan Mountain 652.3m, Benleagh 689m, Camenabologue 758m, Camenabologue SE Top 663m, Cloghernagh 800m, Corrigasleggaun 794.6m, Lugnaquilla 924.7m, Slievemaan 759.7m
W: Donard: Brewel Hill 222m, Church Mountain 544m, Corriebracks 531m, Lobawn 636m, Slievecorragh 418m, Sugarloaf 552m, Table Mountain 701.7m, Table Mountain West Top 563m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Seskin, 344m Hill An Seisceann A name in Irish,
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(prob. Ir. An Seisceann [PDT], 'the marsh'), Carlow/ Wicklow County in Leinster province, in Binnion Lists, Seskin is the 1069th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference S95984 72718, OS 1:50k mapsheet 62
Place visited by: 44 members, recently by: childminder05, eugeneryan959, SenanFoley, abcd, TipsyDempy, loftyobrien, ewen, conormcbandon, finkey86, PaulNolan, markmjcampion, madeleineblue, chalky, jlk, wwwalker
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Longitude: -6.578265, Latitude: 52.797165, Easting: 295984, Northing: 172718, Prominence: 149m,  Isolation: 2.3km
ITM: 695878 672743
Bedrock type: Pale, fine to coarse-grained granite, (Tullow Type 2 Equigranular Granite)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Seskin, 10 char: Seskin

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Picture: View of Seskin from nearby Lakeen Hill to the east. The summit is the high point on the left.
wicklore on Seskin
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 SesknSE (S965 724) 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
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 Gowl Hs (S94797 73146) 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 A (S95731 74085), 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 B (S957 741) 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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