Seefin is a 726m mountain in the beautiful Comeragh mountains in Waterford. I joked with my brother that I thought the name ‘Seefin’ might have something to do with Fionn MacCumhaill stopping for a rest. But, it literally translates as ‘Suí Finn’ which is Fionn’s chair, and apparently my idea that it was a place for him to take a break is as true as legend would have it.
Parking for Seefin Mountain Top
I parked the car at the forest entrance at S025 049 (parking for two cars, one each side of the gate so as not to block it) and followed a forest track until I came to a Y junction. The left side took me over a small stile and onto another track leading uphill.
The views as I climbed upwards were beautiful, the late winter sun leaving a hazy golden glow across the grassy terrain.
That’s my attempt at a poetical landscape over now.
The path turned slippy with ice and frozen snow as I made my way towards the top, battling the cold breeze that got stronger as I walked.
My first glimpse of the top – the structure that everyone keeps giving out about – the concrete cube.
How beautifully peaceful these photographs look. But the reason the photo below of the cairn is taken from the ground is because that’s where I was crouched trying to take shelter from the tremendously strong breeze that threatened to blow me over.
It was much too cold to have the coffee at the top so I headed off back down the mountain again.
I was glad to reach the gate – marked point number one of the downward walk.
Gates are great!
The sun was setting as I got to the bottom of the hill and back to my car. I had intended to have the coffee in the car as I hadn’t drank it at the top, but I made for home, had a shower, and had the coffee in front of the fire instead.
Thoughts on Seefin Mountain
The verdict on Seefin? This is such a doable mountain with a track all the way to the top. It’s an easy one to bag if you’re doing the County High Point challenge.