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Name:Ben of Howth [Binn Eadair]
Hill number:20566
Height:171m / 561ft
RHB Section:56A: Central Lowlands
County/UA:Fingal
Hill area:East Coast
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Binnion
(Ma,Hu,Bin)
Grid ref:O 28544 37624
Summit feature:rock 8m WNW of trig point
Drop:167m
Col:4m  O253394  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 50
Survey:obvious summit
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 29 users)ByDate of Ascent
Took the train to Howth while working in Dublin. The path opposite the station behind the bus stop is the key to this one. The path goes up and I just kept taking the uphill option and then the summit, with the mast on it, becomes visible.clivevilla27/09/2019
Visited this one before catching the plane back to Edinburgh. Got the DART to Howth, then went nowhere near the cliffs. Instead, I used a Google satellite map showing a path that meanders close to the straight line from the station to the top. It starts behind the bus stop opposite the station, then stays near the edge of a golf course, occasionally drifting into the edge of the housing estate, then past the right edge of the GAA ground. Forty minutes to the top.Pete R25/07/2019
Got the DART to Howth, then followed the red route signposted from the station to the summit. This takes about two hours and is a decent walk - but expect lots of people on the first section that goes along the cliff path.Richard05/05/2019
Took a taxi from the airport to the train station. Nice easy stroll to the summit then caught the bus into Dublin. With Mark.Dangerous Dave06/01/2018
Visited this one with VHF radio for SOTA before catching the plane back to Manchester. I could have driven to the top, but walked up from the rough track thats runs round the summit just below it. You can park here which is what I did.G4OBK (Phil)11/01/2013
Don't ask advice on 'the way to the summit' as you'll be sent to 'The Summit'. This is a car park and viewpoint about 900m E of where you want to be. After sorting all this out we approached the trig from a road about 500m S via a vehicle track & footpath (much gorse hereabouts).jimbloomer20/09/2012
Climbed with Jim Bloomer after Mount Eagle (Dingle) and Tountinna on the way to our ferry home. Start from nearest road - gate and track (no signpost). Obvious from OS map 50, but trickier to find the start using a road atlas and local directions to "The Summit".mae20/09/2012
This was a while back. Have done this many times as its so close to home. Beautiful views on a clear hot sunny day :)Lizzie Murray01/05/2008
From Howth Dart station, walked through some pretty dodgy council estates with a lot of seriously drugged up locals. Find another route if you can. Summit is nothing special- one for baggers only. The S and E of the peninsula are much more attractive.paddyirish11/11/2005
short heather, nice summit apart from mast clutter, good view of Dublin. best parking to SE, easy tracks RHW10/05/2005
With Steve Barc, up from Howth sta. Day of sea mist but our last of the holiday- we joined a local girl and had a good natter on the walk and a few glimpses of what must be a very good view.pwheeler01/09/1979
dickiewren21/05/2019
lenman02/11/2018
Bigmiggy27/05/2017
griefmiester16/06/2016
David-Guenot11/11/2015
TFCope24/11/2014
Fergalh24/07/2013
chalky195307/09/2012
Lindsay M29/05/2011
Rod M29/05/2011
Halfdecent24/07/2009
veganvixen24/07/2009
luke123421/06/2008
PN_Runner06/06/2007
danpquinn01/09/2005
Sprog27/05/2005
Fletch09/11/2003
David Purchase13/09/2003