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The Ben of Howth
is a hilly area on Howth Head
Howth Head is a headland north east of Dublin City in Ireland. Howth falls under the local governance of fingal county council. Entry to the headland is at Sutton while village of Howth and the harbour are on the northern shore. Baily Lighthouse is on the southeastern part of Howth Head...
, adjacent to the 171 metre high Black Linn, the peninsula's highest point. Lying approximately 1½ km to the south of Howth
Howth is an area in Fingal County near Dublin city in Ireland. Originally just a small fishing village, Howth with its surrounding rural district is now a busy suburb of Dublin, with a mix of dense residential development and wild hillside, all on the peninsula of Howth Head. The only...
village, the nearest road is Windgate Road, from which a path leads west past Green Hallows quarry
A quarry is a type of open-pit mine from which rock or minerals are extracted. Quarries are generally used for extracting building materials, such as dimension stone, construction aggregate, riprap, sand, and gravel. They are often collocated with concrete and asphalt plants due to the requirement...
Two of Howth's other peaks are nearby, Shelmartin or Shielmartin
Shielmartin Hill or Shelmartin is a peak on Howth Head. From it can be seen Portmarnock, Sutton, Bull Island and the coastal areas behind it, and most of Dublin Bay.-Form:...
which lies approximately 1 km to the west, and Dun Hill, 0.5 km to the north west.