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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)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Dho Bran in area Blackstairs Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Wide white track visible on Carrigroe. Carriglachan and Blackstairs beyond
 
wicklore on Dho Bran, 2009
by wicklore  14 Jul 2009
There is widespread forestry that covers the eastern slopes of the Bran Scultair – Carrigroe – Carriglachan ridge of hills. This forestry stops abruptly at the top of the ridge, and the western slopes are relatively free of forest growth. Therefore from Bran Scultair it is simple to handrail this forestry along the ridge north for the 3 ½ km walk to Carriglachan via Carrigroe. As if this wasn’t an easy enough route to follow, there has been an almighty track gouged out of the bog along the ridge. This extends from Bran Scultair to beyond Carrigroe. It is up to 15 feet wide in places. There is another 4 foot wide strip alongside this track made up of the debris that was dug up to create the track. This track must have been created to facilitate forestry operations but it really seems like overkill. It appears like a white scar on the landscape and is highly visible along its length. The whiteness is because of the stone and rock that is the base of the track. It stops just before the drop to the col north of Carrigroe, and the rest of the journey to Carriglachan is along a more traditional wide boggy track. Complaints aside, the track makes the route easy to walk, and the views are great to the west. As murphysw has said, it is possible to drive the car as far as you want along the forest tracks, even to within a half kilometre of the summit of Bran Scultair. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/446/comment/3939/
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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)
 
Lesser known Blackstairs .. by Kennyj   (Show all for Dho Bran)
 
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