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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: 732.1m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 68 Grid Reference: S81000 44800 This summit has been logged as climbed by 250 members. Recently by: jackill, IainT, Turlo143, strangeweaver, Pepe, fitzsimj, glencree, johncromie, Jerpoint23, Krumel, lw24, scannerman, Wilderness, millsd1, thomas_g
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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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Great viewpoint above a patchwork quilt of fields .. by group   (Show all for Blackstairs Mountain)
 
Nature at its best .. by Gobbledygook   (Show all for Blackstairs Mountain)
 
A short pleasant hike up Blackstairs starts at a .. by djouce   (Show all for Blackstairs Mountain)
 
scannerman on Blackstairs Mountain, 2008
by scannerman  8 Oct 2008
the more remarkable thing about blackstairs mountain is the view on top, mt leinster to the immediate north is the only other high point, and south,east and west directions are uninterrupted expanses of flat countryside
least thats how it appears so high above, looking down the west flank, the mountain drops quite steeply to a maze of patch work fields far below fanning out to the far horizon
blackstairs mountain is also known locally as white mountain and near the summit an old rusted iron cross marks the spot where a light aircraft crashed killing its pilot quite some years ago,
according to locals the story is true although nobody i asked could put a date on it

is a easy enough hill to climb and definately worth it on a fine day for the views on top Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/85/comment/3366/
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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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