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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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Blackstairs Mountain Mountain Na Staighrí Dubha A name in Irish
(Ir. na Staighrí Dubha [GE], 'the black stairs') Carlow/ Wexford County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Dark grey semi-pelitic, psammitic schist Bedrock

Height: 735m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 68 Grid Reference: S81059 44833 This summit has been logged as climbed by 248 members. Recently by: Turlo143, strangeweaver, Pepe, fitzsimj, glencree, johncromie, Jerpoint23, Krumel, lw24, scannerman, Wilderness, millsd1, thomas_g, IndyMan, Peter Walker
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Longitude: -6.805818, Latitude: 52.549212 , Easting: 281059, Northing: 144833 Prominence: 540m,   Isolation: 1.9km
ITM: 680990 644879,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BlckMn, 10 char: BlckstMntn
Bedrock type: Dark grey semi-pelitic, psammitic schist, (Ballybeg Member)

Caher Roe's Den is a cave on the SW ridge of this peak. A jutting pinnacle at this place is called Sthurra [MacNeill, 225]. Caher Roe's Den is named after Cathaoir na gCapall of the O’Dempsey family from Laois. After he was dispossessed, he turned rapparee and stole horses. He was hanged at Maryborough (Port Laoise) in August 1735. The Den is reputed to hold his treasure. However, Máire MacNeill remarks: We doubt if Cathaoir na gCapall ever had to take refuge there. The cave-dwelling abductor, the owner of treasure in the bowels of the mountain, was not, we are sure, the eighteenth century raparee, but an ancient deity, possibly the remote divine ancestor of the Leinstermen, Cathair Már. Local people used to climb to Caher Roe's Den on Mountain Sunday, the last Sunday of July [MacNeill, 225-27].   Blackstairs Mountain is the second highest mountain in the Blackstairs Mountains area and the 86th highest in Ireland. Blackstairs Mountain is the second highest point in county Carlow and also the second highest in Wexford.

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Great viewpoint above a patchwork quilt of fields .. by group   (Show all for Blackstairs Mountain)
 
Nature at its best
by Gobbledygook  16 Jun 2014
An absolutely fantastic area with breathtaking views. A patchwork of beautiful colours from nature. There are a few trails to follow which are easy to access and are well signposted. I will have to return to explore further. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/85/comment/17506/
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A short pleasant hike up Blackstairs starts at a .. by djouce   (Show all for Blackstairs Mountain)
 
the more remarkable thing about blackstairs mount .. by scannerman   (Show all for Blackstairs Mountain)
 
It's also possible to attack Blackstairs Mountain .. by csd   (Show all for Blackstairs Mountain)
 
The ascent up along Caher Roe's Den brings you to .. by mneary34   (Show all for Blackstairs Mountain)
 
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