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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 501 members. Recently by: HeartTrek, 21yearsgone, kitchen, johncromie, declanohagan, Jerpoint23, glencree, johnballinger, dillonkdy, paddyobpc, HikerGer, EefaBee, fitzsimj, soceir, MichaelG55
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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Mount Leinster in area Blackstairs Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Mount Leinster from Slievebawn
 
Easy Road or Hard Slog?
Short Summary created by Peter Walker, Onzy,  2 Feb 2015
Mount Leinster, at 794m, is the highest point of both Carlow and Wexford, but despite the name, not of Leinster. Unusually for such a big hill, there is a road running all the way to the top in order to service the array of masts on the summit.

This road, although restricted to official vehicular traffic, does provide the easiest and the overwhelmingly most popular walking route to the top. The road begins at a viewing point on the South Leinster Way at S81645 54640 A, where there is parking. The viewing point is at a height of some 400m, leaving a climb of around another 400m. Walk up the road to the south, a distance of 2.25k to the summit. Up and back should take about an hour.

A more interesting ascent is from the east, starting at Ballycrystal S860 506 B, heading north to Black Rock (not a MV listed hill), then west over Mount Leinster East Top and onto the main top. A return trip is c. 4 hours. Some parking is also available at S843 516 C which provide a short, but steep ascent directly to the summit or an alternative point for a second car.

Another potential starting point is from Rathanna Bridge at S800 503 D, heading north east through a small forest, onto the ridge with Knockroe and thence to the summit. A c. 3 hour round trip.

A longer approach is possible from the Scullogue Gap, starting at S82428 47894 E, north to Knockroe and over to Mount Leinster. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/44/comment/4804/
 
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)
 
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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