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Blackstairs Mountains Area
Maximum height for area: 794.4 metres,   Summits in area: 14,   Maximum prominence for area: 706.4 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 68 For all tops   Highest summit: Mount Leinster, 794.4m
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Mount Leinster Mountain Stua Laighean A name in Irish
(Ir. Stua Laighean [OSI], 'prince or warrior of Leinster') County Highpoint of Carlow & Wexford, in County Highpoint, Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Pale, fine to coarse-grained granite Bedrock

Height: 794.4m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 68 Grid Reference: S82656 52533 This summit has been logged as climbed by 508 members. Recently by: tphase, paulmcquaid, bigmac63, danifergie87, Grainnew, Franky, IainT, Lauranna, HeartTrek, 21yearsgone, kitchen, johncromie, declanohagan, Jerpoint23, glencree
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Longitude: -6.780362, Latitude: 52.618157 , Easting: 282656, Northing: 152534 Prominence: 706.42m,   Isolation: 1.8km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 682587 652578,   GPS IDs, 6 char: MntLns, 10 char: MntLnstr
Bedrock type: Pale, fine to coarse-grained granite, (Blackstones Type 2 Equigranular Granite)

Mount Leinster is not the highest peak in the province of Leinster. That distinction belongs to Lugnaquillia, but Mount Leinster is the highest outside Wicklow. Due to the transmitter mast, there is a road to the top. There is also a substantial cairn on summit. On the saddle connecting to Slievebawn is a stone alignment called the Nine Stones (though there are actually ten).   Mount Leinster is the highest mountain in the Blackstairs Mountains area and the 45th highest in Ireland. Mount Leinster is the highest point in county Carlow and also the highest in Wexford.

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Easy Road or Hard Slog? .. by group   (Show all for Mount Leinster)
 
black rock mountain from ballycrystal .. by Kennyj   (Show all for Mount Leinster)
 
rmilne on Mount Leinster, 2004
by rmilne  19 Nov 2004
Although the ascent starts at 400m, I was worried about the long distance to the summit (1.75 miles). What if I got lost?? I was tempted to drive up the private road, as the gate was open, but thought better of it. The ascent of the tarmac road in the forest went fine with my fears of a bear leaping out of the woods unfounded. However, after a tricky crossing of the cattle grid, I had major problems seeing the way forward. In the clear and cloudless skies, the sun was shining straight into my face, making progress difficult. After a few minutes of shielding my eyes with my arm I had to give up since it was getting cramp. I struggled on as best I could given the conditions. Soon however, I was again having trouble seeing the way forward. Sweat was dripping off my forehead and blinding me. Oh for a cloud to shield me from the sun! I managed not to get lost, since the edges of the tarmac road are pretty clear to follow. The rest of the ascent was tortuous. with a nice angle of tarmac road and excellent footing, I was forced to walk near VOx Max pace, breathing hard. As I thought I was near my physical limit and feeling far from the car (well over 1.5 miles by now) a welcome breeze arose and cleared the sweat from my face. I noted frost on the side of the road and wondered about the folly of not having crampons with me. Luckily the short stretch of frozen turf and puddles to the cairn only took about 30 seconds, so the risk wasn't unduly high. I was there! The advenurous committment to continuing in spite of hardship was rewarded with grand views! Watching the workmen haul a big cable up the tower added to the summit activities. I spent a long 5 minutes enjoying the view, not bad after the 30 minutes it thad taken for the ascent. Then there was nothing else but the very long plod down the tarmac road, back at the car in 25 minutes. The final treat was watching the hang gliders coming in to land. (13 Nov 04) Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/44/comment/1329/
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The day felt sour, I was indoors for too long, so .. by paganji   (Show all for Mount Leinster)
 
I recently decided that I should have a go at cli .. by murphysw   (Show all for Mount Leinster)
 
A summit panorama, looking south. Blackstairs Mou .. by csd   (Show all for Mount Leinster)
 
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