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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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Climbing to Mount Leinster, a walk organised by t .. by josvanderlinden   (Show all for Mount Leinster)
Mount Leinster in March, the last snow has almost .. by josvanderlinden   (Show all for Mount Leinster)
Climbed Mount Leinster as part of a horse shoe. W .. by sbender   (Show all for Mount Leinster)
Audi-Anne on Mount Leinster, 2008
by Audi-Anne  13 Oct 2008
On Saturday 11th October myself Aideen and her husband climbed Mount Leinster during the Carlow Walking Festival. 24 people in total with 3 local guides. Started at Rathanna and went through a small wooded area with a track of sorts. The ground was boggy but the sun was shining. Crossed a stream half way up and battled a bit with gorse. Then the clouds came down but every so often they'd shift and we'd spot the transmitter. The last section was a tiring steep climb but worth it as the clouds lifted and then just as quickly shrouded us again. We descended the other side to the 9 stones carpark and continued up the face of Slieve Bawn and down the other side. A bus dropped us off and collected us so we didn't have to finish where we started. Very Very Very worthwhile walk. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/44/comment/3379/
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