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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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Picture: View from access road on Mount Leinster
paulocon on Mount Leinster, 2008
by paulocon  27 Nov 2008
After an early start which saw me 'summit' Cupidstown Hill in Kildare as part of my task to stand atop the highest peak of each County in Ireland, I arrived at Nine Stones with limited time (due to work commitments) to walk up the service road to the top of Mount Leinster. I'd been watching the mountain as I drove towards it and typically, the one cloud in a clear morning sky happened to sit atop it's summit. Close to the base of the road, I met a guy working for Coillte who confirmed my suspicion that the mountain was something of a magnet for clouds. After discussing a number of subjects including the altitude at which trees struggle to grow, the local stoat population and the practicalities of landscape photography from the top of mountains, I bode him farewell and was on my way. Maybe it was the early start or the lack of a decent breakfast but I found the ascent up the road quite difficult. The road itself is something of a work of art, good tarmac surface, lined in the middle and steep, incredibly steep! Even lower down the road, it's steepness was pulling hard at my calf muscles and the last stretch with the transmitter peaking out from between the clouds saw me dragging my legs up the hill. Every so often, I got a reminder of the height I was up when the clouds rushing across from the North-East would clear. I was glad to see the top and quickly spotted the cairn and trig point and made my way across a short but very boggy piece of ground to take some snaps. For some reason Mount Leinster feels higher that it is, maybe it's the comparitive lack of peaks around or maybe it was the gusting wind but the mountain seemed higher than it's 795 metres. My time at the summit was limited due to an appointment further down the country so I set about making my way back down. A quiet stroll was interuppted by a screaching sound coming from further down the hill. As the screaching grew louder, I grew more worried about what the source could be. A few seconds later, I was greeted by the sight of a battered-looking ESB van tearing round the corner, it's engine wailing loudly presumably begging it's smiling driver not to be force it any any further up the steep road. The van was soon followed by another younger model on which the slog hadn't yet taken it's toll. As I reached the bottom, the Coillte van was still parked up with it's owner presumably enjoying the now-clear weather while sampling some trees on the side of the hill. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/44/comment/3399/
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