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Dublin Area   S: Kippure & Kilbride Subarea
Place count in area: 18, OSI/LPS Maps: 43, 50, 56, AWW 
Highest place:
Kippure, 757m
Maximum height for area: 757 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 262 metres,

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Seefingan Mountain Suí Fingain A name in Irish (Ir. Suí Fingain [OSNB*], 'Fingan's seat') Dublin/ Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Fine-grained granodiorite to granite Bedrock

Height: 722.9m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: O08667 16980
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Longitude: -6.374931, Latitude: 53.192444 , Easting: 308668, Northing: 216981 Prominence: 101.45m,  Isolation: 1.5km
ITM: 708593 717010,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Sfngn, 10 char: Seefingan
Bedrock type: Fine-grained granodiorite to granite, (Type 1 granodiorite)

Seefingan, like Seefin and Seahan, has a large megalithic cairn on its summit.   Seefingan is the second highest mountain in the Dublin area and the 96th highest in Ireland. Seefingan is the second highest point in county Dublin.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Seefingan (<i>Suí Fingain</i>) in area Dublin, Ireland
Picture: atop the cairn on Seefingan
 
Hilltop 2 on Kilbride range loop
by markod  30 Dec 2014
As part of the looped walk (Kilbride military range) this was the second top, the walk across benefitted from the hard frosts of the previous nights.. This could be quite boggy in places(descending from Seefin) although on the accent to the top it's not too bad. Another fine cairn of circa 5000 years ago.... Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/92/comment/17779/
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GWPR on Seefingan, 2003
by GWPR  15 Jan 2003
Take R759 off the N81 to Blessington at the turn off for Kilbride. Parking at small car park on lhs near Kippure Bridge - see sheet 56 . In springtime/ early summer my favourite approach is to follow the Athdown brook keeping to left bank. This is steep and narrow higher up and care is needed. Seefinghan has a megalithic tomb crowned with a trig pillar. SW of Seefinghan is Seefin which also has a megalithic tomb but no trig pillar. Fabulous views of the coronation plantation to the south and Kippure to the east
can be seen from both. When the Sally Gap is closed due to bad weather in wintertime it is sometimes possible to do this route as the R759 is generally ok to Kippure Bridge. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/92/comment/308/
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eflanaga on Seefingan, 2007
by eflanaga  12 Feb 2007
Climbed 10/02/07 as part of Seefingan Circuit (submitted by Djouce (Walks Section). Start for this section of the walk was from the summit cairn on Seefin IO 07361 16274 starA. From here on a dry but heavily overcast morning, which meant that the top of the mountains were enveloped in cloud, I set a bearing of 65 degrees in order to take me to the target summit. The snow on the col and on the south-western slope of Seefingan was not too deep, so walking was not impeded too much. This was my first time on the mountain and with the ground covered in snow I expected I would have to rely totally on the map/compass. However, I found that I could follow what appears to be a track, noticeable, simply, by its uniformity, i.e. smooth clean white snow, compared to the area around it where the snow was broken by tufts of grass and/or heather. After a short time I noticed a fence to my right and started to climb adjacent to this for the remainder of the ascent to the summit cairn, while the summit proper appears to be a short distance away to the east. I spent a little time trying to establish that I had reached this 'true' summit but with heavy snow covering it was difficult to be sure, unless it corresponds with the siting of another of the many military warning signs. One was placed more or less in the area where, according to the map (OS 56) the true summit is supposed to be! Rather, than delaying any longer I decided to push on towards my next target – Corrig Mtn which is almost 2.5K to the north. Unfortunately, no pictures as I forgot to take my camera with me! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/92/comment/2615/
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The easiest approach due to erosion
by dmcdevitt  20 Nov 2011
Point if walking from Corrig mountain to Seefingan, The ground now has been badly damaged from motor bikes especially after the heavy rain fall in october and you may find it difficult to walk on. I approached this mountain from Seefin as part of the Seefingan Circuit. This approach may be easier, If you want to examine the Seefingan Circuit have a look at link as it give you an idea of the length of time it take complete the summits along the route. http://www.sports-tracker.com/#/workout/deckyjustdoit/b67qs9eg5um5sp0m Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/92/comment/6632/
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Picture: Seefingans Actual Summit
 
murphysw on Seefingan, 2008
by murphysw  17 Feb 2008
Seefingan from Seefin is a pleasant enough stroll over not too boggy ground. It's tomb is about the same size as Seefin's, without any entances though. The actual summit is a bit to the east, over boggy ground, and in bad visibility, you should be looking for a triangle sign. Thats about the highest point. The views to Kippure are quite good. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/92/comment/2966/
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sinbadw on Seefingan, 2004
by sinbadw  8 Nov 2004
We made our way from Seefin over to Seefingan via a well trodden and boggy track. The surrounding countryside was obscured by the mist and we tramped on until the megalithic tomb loomed out of the mist ahead of us. Here we parted company with our companion and his terrior who were stopping off for a bit of lunch, we made our way due south with the intention of following fire-breaks down through the wood to the forrest roads, but after several dead-ends we opted to climb again to the tree-line and follow it back to the original track we took up to Seefin. One such dead end did allow me a moment in th mist with the firs looming large and vague around me and the pure silence peculiar to such weather brought me back to when my grandfather and I followed the hounds on foot, early on a Saturday morning in South Tipp, down a muddy lane and into a field where a small copse of trees would hover indistincly, and silently in the mist. Then there would be a fantastic hullabaloo as the horses and hounds thundered out of the fog followed by the ethereal silence once again as they moved on to the next draw. I am not a fan of fox hunting but I do appreciate those memories, though I was a reluctant participant at the time :-) Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/92/comment/1306/
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