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Benn Eader


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Irish name for the Hill of Howth, 560 feet high, on the Howth peninsula, 9 miles NE of Dublin. Benn Étair is cited in many stories as the east-ernmost point in Ireland. Oscar is buried here with his wife, Étaín (3). Fionn mac Cumhaill kept ships here at the ready, and departed from here for the disastrous battle at Gabhair. Probably named for Étar (2), sometimes identified as the father of E´taín Fholtfhind [fair-haired]. Sometimes known as Dún Étair.

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