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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)
 
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Picture: My picture is one of the fantastic views of the sun spliting through the clouds into the countryside
 
paganji on Mount Leinster, 2005
by paganji  3 Dec 2005
The day felt sour, I was indoors for too long, so I put my Boots on. After a brief drive I was at the foot of The Blackstairs and gazed upward toward the faint clouds sweep eerily over the summit of Mt Leinster. To my suprise the ground was firm and the humidity felt fresh. I was determined and just over an hour later I made it to the top and into the ever thickening cloud. Looking down the eastern slopes I could see darkness in the mists, as the heavy mountain was casting its shadow into Wexford. Now I had made something of my day. I went home, Rejuvenated. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/44/comment/2071/
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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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