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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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Mount Leinster East Top, 656.5m Mountain Stua Laighean (mullach thoir) A name in Irish,
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For origin of name, see Mount Leinster., Moats of Craan, Wexford County in Leinster province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Mount Leinster East Top is the third highest mountain in the Blackstairs Mountains area and the 184th highest in Ireland. Mount Leinster East Top is the third highest point in county Wexford.
Grid Reference S84435 52788, OS 1:50k mapsheet 68
Place visited by: 347 members, recently by: rhw, MeabhTiernan, thmswhelan, davidrenshaw, MarionP, Prem, Magic, Carolineswalsh, knightsonhikes, miriam, ronanmckee, Padraigin, ToughSoles, Sonyalaw, Kaszmirek78
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Longitude: -6.754024, Latitude: 52.62017, Easting: 284436, Northing: 152788, Prominence: 32.2m,  Isolation: 1.8km
ITM: 684366 652832
Bedrock type: Pale, fine to coarse-grained granite, (Blackstones Type 2 Equigranular Granite)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Mnt657, 10 char: MntLnstrEs

Gallery for Mount Leinster East Top (Stua Laighean (mullach thoir)) and surrounds
Summary for Mount Leinster East Top (Stua Laighean (mullach thoir)): Bump on the East Ridge
Summary created by Harry Goodman, simon3, Onzy 2016-01-13 20:45:52
   picture about Mount Leinster East Top (<em>Stua Laighean (mullach thoir)</em>)
Picture: Looking E from the shoulder of Mt. Leinster to the East Top with Black Rock Mt. beyond.
Mount Leinster East Top is an uninspiring rise, just under 2k east of the main top. It is often confused with Black Rock Mountain, which is a further 2k east and is more defined.

There are a number of ways to reach the top. The most obvious is to use the service road leading to Mount Leinster itself before heading east over the bog to the East Top. The road begins at a viewing point at a height of 400m on the South Leinster Way at 9 Stones (S81645 54640), where there is parking. This route will take in the order of 2.5 hours.

A more interesting ascent starts at Ballycrystal Urin Rd (S860 506), heading north to Black Rock (599m; not a MV listed hill), then west over Mount Leinster East Top and onto the main top. A return trip is c. 4 hours, but probably an hour less if you forego the main top. Some parking is also available at Urin Rise (S843 516) which provides a short, but steep ascent directly to the summit or an alternative point for a second car.
Member Comments for Mount Leinster East Top (Stua Laighean (mullach thoir))

Moats of Craan
by barryd 30 Dec 2011
This area is called 'The Moats of Craan' - from the various tors on this part of the ridge. There's an interesting area some way NNE of this, down the mountainside. It's the makings of a small coum and in fact there are two or three depressions, the largest of which is about 2-3 metres deep with streams running into it in winter. However the base seems to be rocky under the sedge and bog and the water dissapears to emerge further down hill. This area is called 'The Fleurs of Craan' - maybe Floors but pronounced Fleur. Linkback:
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pdowd on Mount Leinster East Top
by pdowd 26 Aug 2004
There seems to be some confusion between Black Rock mountain (599m) and Mount Leinster East Top (654m). Black Rock mountain is not available on the site and is the most easterly of the Blackstairs mountains. Perhaps it should be added as 599m meters certainly seems to qualify. csd's photos are of Black Rock mountain. The top photo shows Mount Leinster East Top in the middle ground. I trust this helps.
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milo on Mount Leinster East Top
by milo 2 Aug 2002
As it is a considerable distance from the main summit I prefer to call it Black Rock Mountain, as the O.S. did. Linkback:
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csd on Mount Leinster East Top
by csd 7 Mar 2004
The views from the top of Back Rock Mountain are almost as good as those from Mt Leinster itself. Makes an ideal stop on a circuit of Ballycrystal. Picture shows the summit cairn and the view towards Mt Leinster itself. Linkback:
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mneary34 on Mount Leinster East Top
by mneary34 29 Nov 2004
Looking at Mount Leinster East Top from Mt. Leinster with Black Rock Mountain in the background as per the photo. Parts of this short route were particularly damp and boggy in contrast with most of the surrounding mountains. Linkback:
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