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Blackstairs Mountains Area , N: Blackstairs North Subarea
Feature count in area: 13, by county: Wexford: 10, Carlow: 6, of which 3 are in both Carlow and Wexford, OSI/LPS Maps: 68, EW-B, EW-B
Highest Place: Mount Leinster 794.4m

Starting Places (20) in area Blackstairs Mountains:
Ballybawn Lane, Ballybeg Forest Road, Ballygibbon Lane, Ballyglisheen, Ballyvocran Cross, Bog Road L30072, Coonoge Cross Layby, Crooked Bridge, Glynn, Kilbrannish Forest Recreation CP, Mandoran Lane, R746 Half Way House, Raheenkyle, Rathanna Bridge, Sculloge Gap CP, Shannons Lane Sculloge, The Nine Stones CP, Urrin River Mid Rise, Urrin River Zig Zag, Urrin Road

Summits & other features in area Blackstairs Mountains:
N: Blackstairs North: Black Rock Mountain 599.6m, Croaghaun 455.5m, Greenoge 425m, Knockmore 228m, Knockroe 538.8m, Mount Leinster 794.4m, Mount Leinster East Top 656.5m, Slievebawn 524.8m
S: Blackstairs South: Blackstairs Mountain 732.1m, Carrigalachan 463m, Carrigroe 495m, White Mountain 509m, Slievebaun 441.8m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Black Rock Mountain, 599.6m Mountain An Charraig Dhubh Thuaidh A name in Irish,
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, Wexford County in Leinster province, in Arderin Beg Lists, Black Rock Mountain is the 291st highest place in Ireland. Black Rock Mountain is the second most easterly summit in the Blackstairs Mountains area.
Grid Reference S86206 52539, OS 1:50k mapsheet 68
Place visited by: 119 members, recently by: farmerjoe1, Marykerry, maryblewitt, Dee68, davidrenshaw, Nailer1967, NualaB, Mark1, Ansarlodge, pinchy, Oscar-mckinney, Carolyn105, lauracardiff, konrad, Arcticaurora
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -6.727957, Latitude: 52.617653, Easting: 286206, Northing: 152539, Prominence: 28.5m,  Isolation: 1.8km
ITM: 686136 652583

Notes on name: The name An Charraig Dhubh Thuaidh comes from logainm.ie
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: BlckRc, 10 char: BlckRckMnt

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1389/
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Picture: View from the Summit of Black Rock Mountain, looking towards Mount Leinster.
A forgotten friend!
by simoburn 27 Feb 2015
It is nice to see this summit on the database now. I climbed this summit last year while on a big walk for summiteering (PMG) (GPS track online here too). At the time the summit was not on the database. The summit is far nicer than it's neighbor Mount Leinster! I have updated the GPS coordinates too, they should be very close to the summit cairn! Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1389/comment/17861/
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Snowy Vista
by Kennyj 18 Dec 2017
Looking towards Blackrock mountain descending from Mount Leinster towards Ballycrystal,nice bit of snow still on the slopes. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1389/comment/19815/
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Turf-Cutters Hut
by gernee 4 Apr 2016
Climbed this for the first time yesterday - starting from Ballycrystal, as part of a longer route around to Mount Leinster and back. Came across the article below which provides some interesting history on the Turf-Cutters Road and Huts on the mountain.

https://archaeouplands.wordpress.com/2014/10/10/feature-friday-turf-cutters-road-blackrock-mountain/ Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1389/comment/18482/
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Picture: Great location?
Living on a mountain?
by paddyhillsbagger 6 Apr 2015
Does anyone know the history of this curious building on the col between Black Rock Mtn and Mt Leinster E Top? Passed this way back in 2013 on a very cold walk. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1389/comment/17909/
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Vertically Challenged
by Bunsen7 1 Oct 2021
Looking at maps - a good way to plan a route and a cure for boredom. And my seemingly well crafted map says this is 604 metres high (shock/horror) and the col to the west is at 572m? Jesus, Mary, Joseph and the wee donkey. It's not on the "big lists".

So I turn to MV, and I see that this stops just 40cm short of the height required to join the VL list, and its prominence is 150cm too low to join the Arderin list.

40cm is fairly tight now it has to be said. Sure a big rock of granite could be lifted across and made look like it was there all along!

But I note the following

- It is marked as having a height of 599m on the 1:50k OSI map but 604m per East-West Map 2013.
- The historic 6 inch Black and White map from the 1840s has it down as 1972 feet (which is approx. 601m per google)
- The 6 inch Cassini had it down as 1975 feet.

I think this page thereby warrants a comment on the accurate measurement that must have been recently taken, assuming it is known to MV members! And for the sake of future generations, surely an unequivocal statement must be made by MV on the effects of changes in sea levels! (No doubt this statement is already on the website).

I also remember that sea levels are rising, and although the north of Ireland is rising as it rebounds from the suppression of the ice sheet from the last ice age, this has possibly of little or opposite effect on the South of Ireland

[ED: This was measured with a differential GPS, accurate to 10cm) in 2015. The heights given in MV are related to generally accepted datums. These were derived from low tide measurements and are provided by National Mapping Agencies. In due course these no doubt will be revised in the light of rising sealevels.] Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1389/comment/23289/
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