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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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Dho Bran Mountain White Mountain A name in English
also previosly Bran Scultair an extra name in English
Carlow/ Wexford County, in Arderin List, Pale, fine to coarse-grained granite Bedrock

Height: 509m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 68 Grid Reference: S78598 40081 This summit has been logged as climbed by 91 members. Recently by: Kiwitrekker, strangeweaver, lw24, Wilderness, Geo, millsd1, liz50, maike, walker26, Ulsterpooka, Garmin, muddyboots, mountainmike, Kennyj, frankmc04
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Longitude: -6.843225, Latitude: 52.50687 , Easting: 278598, Northing: 140081 Prominence: 134m,   Isolation: 1.6km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 678529 640127,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Wht509, 10 char: WhtMntn509
Bedrock type: Pale, fine to coarse-grained granite, (Blackstones Type 2 Equigranular Granite)

Máire MacNeill, discussing the customs associated with Caher Roe's Den, reports: Lesser piles along the top of the mountain-ridge are called after Fionn's dog, Bran, which is said to have leaped from one pile to another (MacNeill, 225). Bran Scultair and the nearby Dho Bran appear to be two such names, though their precise meaning is not clear.   Dho Bran is the 535th highest summit in Ireland. Dho Bran is the most southerly summit and also the second most westerly in the Blackstairs Mountains area.

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White Mountain or Cooliagh .. by barryd   (Show all for Dho Bran)
 
To access the road to the summit, drive to S75836 .. by murphysw   (Show all for Dho Bran)
 
There is widespread forestry that covers the east .. by wicklore   (Show all for Dho Bran)
 
There is a mast at the top and it is possible to .. by walker_hollick   (Show all for Dho Bran)
 
A small top to end a long ridge. A stony tricky a .. by milo   (Show all for Dho Bran)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Dho Bran in area Blackstairs Mountains, Ireland
Picture: View towards Blackstairs mountain from Bran Scultair
 
Lesser known Blackstairs
by Kennyj  26 Feb 2015
Climbed Bran Scultair yesterday taking in Carrigroe and Carriglachan as well.Following the road out of Rathnure from Killanne I took the first right hand turn,then right at the next junction and then left onto Ballybawn lane.Follow this narrow road to its end there is parking for two or three cars just at a bridge over a tributary of the river Boro.I then followed the forest track uphill ignoring the first left hand junction upto where it swings around to the left.After about 50 metres take the right hand turn and then up a rough track on the left, there are a couple of trees down across this track and its best to stay to its edges as the mud is knee deep in spots.
This track leads to a wide track transversing the ridge with Carriglachan to the right and Carrigroe and Bran Scultair to the left.The track handrails the forest on your left with some great views of the countryside and Brandon hill in the distance.This track can be quite uneven and rocky in places but makes for easy walking nevertheless.Bran Scultair is marked with a Trig point on a rocky outcrop as well as a couple of masts.Its possible to return via forest track to the main starting track but not been a fan of these I returned the way I came.The wide track also gives a good approach to Blackstairs mountain via Cathaor Roes den and its one to try in the future.Distance 9.8 km, time taken 2 hours twenty mins with a stop for lunch.High point 508 metres. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/446/comment/17852/
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