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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)
 
Although the ascent starts at 400m, I was worried .. by rmilne   (Show all for Mount Leinster)
 
The day felt sour, I was indoors for too long, so .. by paganji   (Show all for Mount Leinster)
 
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Picture: Summit Cairn of Mt. Leinster
 
murphysw on Mount Leinster, 2005
by murphysw  24 Sep 2005
I recently decided that I should have a go at climbing the highest point in all 32 counties. Not quite as challenging as the 'seven summits' perhaps but its the best i'm going to do with this beer gut and I've done 11 counties at this point at least. Mt. Leinster of course represents something of a cheat as you can bag the highest point in Wexford and Carlow in one swoop. I originally planned to ascend from Ballycrystal and do Black Rock Mountain and the East Top but the mist was really bad, down to about 300m. I therefore went up by the TV road and it was a pleasant enough experience, having the mountain to myself, shrouded in mist, but having the road to guide me. However there were a right clutch of workmen up at the mast. I thought about doing a quick over and back to the East Top but the ground was awful, I couldn't see a thing, and I didn't have enough trust in my map and compass skills. So it was back to the car park with me. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/44/comment/1959/
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A summit panorama, looking south. Blackstairs Mou .. by csd   (Show all for Mount Leinster)
 
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