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Slieve Bloom Area
Maximum height for area: 527 metres,   Summits in area: 12,   Maximum prominence for area: 420 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 54 For all tops   Highest summit: Arderin, 527m
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Arderin Mountain Ard Eireann A name in Irish
(Ir. Ard Éireann [logainm.ie], 'the height of Ireland' or 'Eriu’s
height')
County Highpoint of Laois & Offaly, in County Highpoint, Arderin Lists, Pale & red sandstone, grit & claystone Bedrock

Height: 527m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 54 Grid Reference: S23244 98902 This summit has been logged as climbed by 244 members. Recently by: bigmac63, MountainBoy, atlantic73, Jerpoint23, Mike32chp, LorraineG60, Daingean, Juanita, colmscully, Magsamillion, ruaidhri, ShaunDunne, annemariebbrenna, Hadleigh, paulmcquaid
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Longitude: -7.654224, Latitude: 53.040583 , Easting: 223244, Northing: 198902 Prominence: 420m,   Isolation: 1.2km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 623188 698935,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Ardrn, 10 char: Arderin
Bedrock type: Pale & red sandstone, grit & claystone, (Cadamstown Formation)

See Máire MacNeill, 'The Festival of Lughnasa' (pp. 221-25) for details of the festive assembly on 'Height Sunday' on Arderin.   Arderin is the highest mountain in the Slieve Bloom area and the 479th highest in Ireland. Arderin is the highest point in county Laois and also the highest in Offaly.

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New Comment: Ireland's Deepest Mud
by MountainBoy  9 Apr 2017
As part of our quest to stand at the top of every Irish county, I and my Dad visited this peak on the 8.4.17. After some searching, we found the road to the Glendine Gap. The journey upwards became an anxious one as we were constantly looking out for the Laois-Offaly border marker we had seen in Kieron Gribbon's essential Ireland's County High Points : A Walking Guide. Halfway up the road, we stopped to admire the beautiful views offered by a gap in the trees and also to express our annoyance at the presence of a burned-out car. When we did reach it, was almost impossible to miss the border marker, with the new addition (possibly) of a plaque commemorating the founder of the Slieve Bloom Mountaineering Club. In the car park behind the marker, we found ourselves inadvertently disturbing the amorous undertakings of a young couple and, not wishing to provoke anything more than disapproving looks from them, we quickly got ourselves in order and set off along the clearly defined (on a good day) track leading to the summit of Arderin (Ard Erin, Ireland's Height). We quickly discovered why Paulocon wondered why he had bothered, as we found ourselves continually sinking into ankle-deep mud. After a highly annoying false summit and 20 minutes of squelching, we reached the top. Something that should be noted by anybody who is doing the CHP challenge is that the high points of Offaly and Laois are actually separate. Offaly's is located, as is widely known, at the toe-level circular plaque. Laois' was, until recently, unmarked. However, a helpful soul has recently erected the smallest trig pillar I have ever seen. After the obligatory photos and focaccia, it was back down to the car park and Sheeran's Village Inn of Coolrain (highly recommended). Accompanying us all the way back home was a sense of hope that Benbaun can be visited on Easter Sunday. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/399/comment/18878/
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Tackled Arderin as part of my goal to stand atop .. by paulocon   (Show all for Arderin)
 
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