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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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White Mountain Mountain Dho Bran A name in Irish
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 92 members. Recently by: theredyin, Kiwitrekker, strangeweaver, lw24, Wilderness, Geo, millsd1, liz50, maike, walker26, Ulsterpooka, Garmin, muddyboots, mountainmike, Kennyj
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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  1 Feb 2012
There are at least six 'Brans' (granite tors) along this ridge of which Bran Scultair aka The Aerial Brans is just one. In the course of preparing mapping for this area, as far as I can see to date, the general name for this ridge, particularly from the Wexford side is White Mountain. The name might originally come from the rock outcrops on the Wexford side at the southern end but now seems to apply to the hill as a whole.
Patrick Kennedy's stories published in the mid 1800's, routinely refer to White Mountain. However he also uses Cooliagh in places for the same ridge and I suspect this is the older name, possibly from the Carlow side as that is much rockier - as in Liath. The gap between White Mountain/ Cooliagh or Carraigalachan and Blackstairs, where the old road crosses is known as The Meeting, after the pattern day, I think. However again the older name is the Cooliagh Gap or Mam a Chuliagh according to Kennedy. This pass was in regular use at the time of his writing for people journeying from Rathnure district across to Borris etc. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/446/comment/6672/
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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)
Lesser known Blackstairs .. by Kennyj   (Show all for Dho Bran)
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