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Route to Claggan NE Top

Slievemore Circuit

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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 230 members. Recently by: paulmcquaid, Helenha, danifergie87, Franky, theredyin, Lauranna, HeartTrek, declanohagan, tmsr, AdrianneB, markmjcampion, johnballinger, tomodub, dillonkdy, paddyobpc
I have climbed this summit: YES (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

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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paulocon on Arderin, 2009
by paulocon  11 Mar 2009
Tackled Arderin as part of my goal to stand atop the highest point of each county. From the sleepy village of Kinnity, the Glendine Drive takes you up across the twisty Glendine Gap road. Built in the 90's, the road has not aged well as is in a bad state of disrepair in a number of sections. Parked at the carpark below the monument on the border and from there a 15-20 minute walk in drizzle took me to the mist covered summit. For me, Arderin was one of those hills where I found myself asking why I bother as I went ankle deep into yet another pool of boggy mud. The desolate and now rain-soaked summit proved uninspiring and brought back memories of a similar day on the equally desolate Slieve Beagh in Monaghan but the fact that visibility was down to about 100 metres has to be taken into account. All in all, an easy way to bag two county tops in one short walk. Perhaps in better weather, Arderin will prove itself to be something more than an Ugly Sister. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/399/comment/3636/
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Part one Sliabh Bloom is half of God’s round lap .. by dhmiriam   (Show all for Arderin)
 
I wanted to get this summit out of the way and as .. by nolan   (Show all for Arderin)
 
Quoted in Bladhma (TP Joyces 1995 guide to the Sl .. by simon3   (Show all for Arderin)
 
The route up from the Glendine Gap described in o .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Arderin)
 
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