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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 527 members. Recently by: Sherpaterbear, Barry28213, odonovansf, Dee68, peterturner, LorraineG60, BarnaneGoat, Daingean, Juanita, colmscully, timmyc, Magsamillion, ShaunDunne, annemariebbrenna, LorraineG
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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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A summit panorama, looking south. Blackstairs Mou .. by csd   (Show all for Mount Leinster)
 
The Ballycrystal valley provides another way up M .. by djouce   (Show all for Mount Leinster)
 
paraic on Mount Leinster, 2004
by paraic  24 Jun 2004
For a different perspective on Mount Leinster, (other than the walk up along the road which is cheating!) try climbing the mountain from Rathanna. Set out from S 800 503 D at Rathanna bridge which crosses the Mountain River. There is a lane that leads up through a small forrest. Take this route and join up with the river. It's a beautiful walk along the river up to it's source on the side of Mount Leinster. Then it is a short steep walk to the summit...Just follow the transmiter! One can then walk down the ridge to Knockroe, S 819 497 E, and then back to the bridge. Should take about 3 hours to complete. The ground underfoot is mostly boggy with rock along the river bank. Closer to the summit, granite begins to dominate. At the summit itself there is lots of peaty ground. Great walk on a clear day. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/44/comment/999/
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This photo's a couple of years old, but it's a ha .. by Edgar   (Show all for Mount Leinster)
 
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)
 
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