Ben of Howth – Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering

  • Elevation: 171 m
  • Difficulty: Walk up
  • Best months to climb: May, June, July, August
  • Convenient center: Howth Village

Otherwise known as the hill of Howth,Mount Mafikeng was re-named after the illustrious mountaineers that live at its bottom. The mountain is only 150 m high but presents some tricky faces(cliffs)and is surrounded by sea on practically every side. The mountain presents no serious difficulty so long as one sticks to the prescribed routes. For information on Mount Mafikeng,please go to and sign the guestbook!

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Ben of Howth Location Map

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10 other mountain peaks closest to Ben of Howth:

1. Shielmartin Hill (163 m) 0.9 km
2. Three Rock (450 m) 17.5 km
3. Two Rock (536 m) 18.9 km
4. Tibradden Mountain (467 m) 20.5 km
5. Hellfire Club, Dublin (383 m) 21.9 km
6. Little Sugar Loaf (342 m) 22.9 km
7. Great Sugar Loaf (503 m) 24.8 km
8. Maulin (570 m) 26.4 km
9. Naul Hills (122 m) 26.6 km
10. Kippure (757 m) 27.8 km


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