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Blackstairs Mountains Area
Place count in area: 14, OSI/LPS Maps: 68 
Highest place:
Mount Leinster, 794.4m
Maximum height for area: 794.4 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 706.4 metres,

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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: 732.1m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 68 Grid Reference: S81000 44800
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Longitude: -6.806695, Latitude: 52.548924 , Easting: 281000, Northing: 144800 Prominence: 540m,  Isolation: 1.9km
ITM: 680931 644846,   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 88th highest in Ireland. Blackstairs Mountain is the second highest point in county Carlow and also the second highest in Wexford.

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Maybe the Blackstairs should be re-christened the .. by murphysw   (Show all for Blackstairs Mountain)
 
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Picture: View from Brandon Hill of Blackstairs Mountain
 
mneary34 on Blackstairs Mountain, 2005
by mneary34  10 Oct 2005
Blackstairs Mountain can be seen in all its glory from Brandon Hill 15 k to the south west as shown in this photo. The surrounding land beside these mountains is remarkably flat. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/85/comment/1999/
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