Arderin 527m mountain, Slieve Bloom Laois & Offaly Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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Slieve Bloom Area
Place count in area: 12, OSI/LPS Maps: 54 
Highest place:
Arderin, 527m
Maximum height for area: 527 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 420 metres,

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Arderin Mountain Ard Eireann A name in Irish
(Ir. Ard Éireann [logainm.ie], 'the height of Ireland' or 'Eriu’s
height')
County Highpoint of Laois & Offaly, in County Highpoint, Arderin Lists, Pale & red sandstone, grit & claystone Bedrock

Height: 527m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 54 Grid Reference: S23244 98902
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Longitude: -7.654389, Latitude: 53.040547 , Easting: 223244, Northing: 198902 Prominence: 420m,  Isolation: 1.2km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 623177 698931,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Ardrn, 10 char: Arderin
Bedrock type: Pale & red sandstone, grit & claystone, (Cadamstown Formation)

See Máire MacNeill, 'The Festival of Lughnasa' (pp. 221-25) for details of the festive assembly on 'Height Sunday' on Arderin.   Arderin is the highest mountain in the Slieve Bloom area and the 479th highest in Ireland. Arderin is the highest point in county Laois and also the highest in Offaly.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Arderin in area Slieve Bloom, Ireland
Picture: Photo showing ground level OS marker and nearby cairn
 
Harry Goodman on Arderin, 2009
by Harry Goodman  26 Sep 2009
The route up from the Glendine Gap described in other comments on Arderin is simple and straight forward. However given paulocon's comments about climbing to a mist covered summit I thought it worthwhile pointing out that the OS marker mentioned by simon3 is in fact at ground level and is not a raised column as would normally be expected. There is however a cairn of stones nearby. Both are shown in the photo. Murphysw will be pleased to know that Cormac Carroll's graffitti still proclaims him King of the Mountain. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/399/comment/4137/
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csd on Arderin, 2004
by csd  11 Aug 2004
On a glorious evening of 10.08.04 we followed the route described by oyke up to the summit of Arderin. A bagger's delight, it is possible to march up and down in 30 mins if you're determined. The track up from the Slieve Bloom Way is a bit eroded, but at least the resulting scar is mercifully narrow. The views from the summit are indeed excellent, as can be seen from the photo which shows the summit cairn and a forlorn tree nearby. The OS marker is embedded into the bog just in front and to the left of the cairn. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/399/comment/1080/
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Jaak on Arderin, 2006
by Jaak  30 Apr 2006
The track up Arderin from the Glendine Gap starts a few metres to the Offaly (upper) side of the car park - as shown on the photograph. This avoids the worst part of the wet and boggy patch that is directly below the car park.

Not a lot more to add in relation to Arderin !! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/399/comment/2317/
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Picture: Arderin Summit
murphysw on Arderin, 2005
by murphysw  5 Nov 2005
Is this an ancient Indian burial mound, or perhaps the Kazakhstan/Uzbekistan border? No this very forlorn cairn marks the highest point in Laois/Offaly. Its only companion on this broad, lonely summit is a large metal box, upon which graffitti announces that Cormac Carroll is King of the Mountain. Well done Cormac on your coronation. The views to the south from here are excellent. From the car park at the Glendine Gap it should only take 20-30 minutes to get to the summit. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/399/comment/2032/
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Picture: Arderin from the Glendine Gap
 
murphysw on Arderin, 2005
by murphysw  6 Nov 2005
This is a view of Arderin from the Glendine Gap. The Glendine Gap road is a truly spectacular drive but I feel it has diluted the wilderness aspect of the area somewhat. Arderin itself is now too easy to attain from the roadside and were the road not here, the Glendine Gap area would be very remote, a gem worth hiking all the way to. As it is the Laois-Offaly border is marked on this lonely road with all the paraphernalia one would expect to find on the North Korea/South Korea border! Its here you park for the summit walk. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/399/comment/2031/
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SDillmore on Arderin, 2005
by SDillmore  23 May 2005
Some days are for peak bagging, others are for great long walks. After two weekends of long ones, I set off on a Sunday county highpoint trip. This one was done in 25 minutes from the Glendine Road carpark...as easy as Corn Hill or Slieve na Calliagh. The trail is marked...but this isn't necessary, as the muddy trail is clearly visible the whole way. The views at the top are very expansive, if not terribly breathtaking.

Sadly, the accessibility of the top was demonstrated by an empty Lucozade bottle and a few candy wrappers strewn about. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/399/comment/1710/
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