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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 504 members. Recently by: Grainnew, Franky, IainT, Lauranna, HeartTrek, 21yearsgone, kitchen, johncromie, declanohagan, Jerpoint23, glencree, johnballinger, dillonkdy, paddyobpc, HikerGer
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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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The Ballycrystal valley provides another way up M .. by djouce   (Show all for Mount Leinster)
For a different perspective on Mount Leinster, (o .. by paraic   (Show all for Mount Leinster)
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Edgar on Mount Leinster, 2007
by Edgar  1 Feb 2007
This photo's a couple of years old, but it's a happy memory of as mountainous a day as you can get in Co. Wexford! Three of us walked directly uphill from T852514 F, veered right to tick Black Rock Mountain (well worth the effort, great view across Bunclody and its surroundings). Heading west, there's a very sturdy stone-built shelter down on the shoulder before the ascent starts again. Mysterious... maybe an old military building? We then followed the ridge up and over Mt. Leinster, heading down the spur towards Knockroe but turning away at T832508 G (just after the viewpoint of the photo) down very saturated ground to regain the lane for a pleasant stroll back to the car. It's a beautiful view up on top. There's a memorial to local hang-glider pilots, killed elsewhere I think, but who had flown this hill alot. My other visit to this top was a walk up the mast's service road on the other side, but in four inches of snow and under clear blue skies. There wasn't a soul on top, and all the ugly ironwork was plastered with rime, some of it blow-frozen out in foot-long horizontal icicles from the cable stays. Sensational view that day. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/44/comment/2599/
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Not the best day for it - Heavy rain showers and .. by MickHanney   (Show all for Mount Leinster)
Hard slog .. by Kennyj   (Show all for Mount Leinster)
Better without its RTE fence. A great view on a f .. by milo   (Show all for Mount Leinster)
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