Ben of Howth

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Ben of Howth
Beann Éadair
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Ben of Howth Radio Mast
Highest point
Elevation171 m (561 ft) [1]
Prominence167 m (548 ft) [1]
Ben of Howth is located in island of Ireland
Ben of Howth
Ben of Howth
Location in Ireland
LocationDublin, Ireland
OSI/OSNI gridO285376
Topo mapOSi Discovery 50

The Ben of Howth (Irish: Beann Éadair ) is a hilly area[2] on Howth Head, adjacent to the 171 metre high Black Linn,[2] the peninsula's highest point.[2]


Lying approximately 1½ km to the south of Howth village, the nearest road is Windgate Road, from which a path leads west past Green Hallows quarry.

Two of Howth's other peaks are nearby, Shelmartin or Shielmartin[2] which lies approximately 1 km to the west, and Dun Hill,[2] 0.5 km to the north west.

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "East Coast Area - Ben of Howth". MountainViews. Ordnance Survey Ireland. Retrieved July 5, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e The Neighbourhood of Dublin - Chapter 32, Weston St John Joyce, Dublin, MH Gill and Son, 1912, - multiple mentions

Coordinates: 53°22′23″N 6°04′12″W / 53.37319°N 6.07002°W / 53.37319; -6.07002