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Slieve Bloom Area   S: Arderin Subarea
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 Éireann A name in Irish (Ir. Ard Éireann [logainm.ie], 'the height of Ireland' or 'Eriu’s
height')
County Highpoint of Laois & Offaly and in Laois/ Offaly Counties in Leinster Province, 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)

"On the last Sunday in July the people of Mountrath, Trumera, and the surrounding districts go up on the Slieve Bloom Mountains, on to the slopes of Ard Erin. They bring with them food, and spend the day on the mountain. There are all kinds of games and trials of strength, and in the evening they kindle big fires, and the young men run races round the fires, and the more daring of them leap over the fires. In this district, this Sunday is called Height Sunday." (Helen Roe in Béaloideas ix, p. 31). See Máire MacNeill, 'The Festival of Lughnasa' (pp. 221-25) for a fuller account of the festive assembly on 'Height Sunday' on Arderin.   Arderin is the highest mountain in the Slieve Bloom area and the 481st highest in Ireland. Arderin is the highest point in county Laois and also the highest in Offaly.

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dhmiriam on Arderin, 2007
by dhmiriam  22 May 2007
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Those valleys though, and the clouds that pass like whispering shadows over their heather floors and bog blankets, do something odd to light and the senses. Chiffon scarves of various wefts and opacity move weightless over the fall and rise of rounded basins, and upsweep then across the crown of forest. You can actually feel the stroke itself in any clearing. There are places here remind me of the shape of upturned hands when cupped to scoop up water, or begging bowls waiting for a fill. If a place could emanate a mood or two, Sliabh Bloom’s is empathy and sympathy, but then I’ve never torn into her to get her done, I think twould take three days hard trek or a weeks walking, but neither she nor I are in any hurry anywhere. If given time she will undo you. On your way out of the Way, if you get my drift, via Glenbarrow, at any accessible point to the river after Clamp Hole Waterfall, scoop a handful of the Barrow, galactically refreshing. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/399/comment/2450/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Arderin (<i>Ard Éireann</i>) in area Slieve Bloom, Ireland
Picture: County High Point mark on Arderin
 
First and Last CHP for 2016
by paddyobpc  24 Jan 2017
Walk Date: 17 Apr 2016. Dillon(dillonkdy) and I resumed our CHP challenge for 2016 on Arderin on a cool dry April Sunday. We were now armed with Kieron Gribbon’s book “Ireland's County High Points – A Walking Guide” so we were clear on where to park, what the route was and what we were expected to find at the summit to be sure we were at the top of Laois and Offaly. It was a good job we had the book as it would take a bit of searching otherwise on the relatively flat open mountain top. It was a little boggy again but manageable and this short walk meant we had another 2 CHP’s complete.
We were back again to Arderin on 31 Dec 2016 to earn the final 15 points for gribboneer-of-the-year http://www.highpointireland.com/gribboneer-of-the-year.html Being the last day of 2016 this would be our last chance to boost our points and be in with a chance to earn a place in the competition. It was another early morning start, parking as before, we found the going quite easy after all our recent climbs. The round trip was 1.7Km covered in a bit over a half hour and only rising 78m. It was a very fitting end to 2016 as Arderin was where we resumed our CHP challenge in April of 2016. See Dillon’s (dillonkdy) full story of his County High Point Challenge at https://dillons32chpchallenge.github.io/progress/index.html We also found Kieron Gribbon's High Point Ireland website (www.highpointireland.com) to be a useful source of information for our 32 County High Points challenge. Definitely worth checking out if you're planning to do any of the High Point challenges. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/399/comment/18809/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Arderin (<i>Ard Éireann</i>) in area Slieve Bloom, Ireland
Picture: Looking south from Arderin, Comeraghs, Galtys on the right
Arderin - some years ago thought it was the highest point in Ireland
by RicardoVerdi  26 Sep 2021
I live in Tullamore; after various degrees of lockdown I had to go to Portlaoise for a vaccine on 30 April 2021 (even though they were giving them in Tullamore). My wife came with me; on our way back we decided to visit the summit as not been there for a few years. Up in the Slieve Blooms we drove down what may be the dirtiest road in Ireland, with domestic rubbish everywhere. Why do people dump their rubbish in beautiful surroundings? From the car park near the Glendine Gap it's only a short walk to the top (less than an hour) which is open and provides extensive views especially to the south and west. We walked on SW to the next top Farbreague; a pleasant easy walk, considered a different way back going north from Farbreague to a path in the forestry, but decided it may take too long as we didn't know the path and didn't have a lot of time. So back the same way. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/399/comment/23287/
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oyke on Arderin, 2004
by oyke  5 Jan 2004
26 Dec 03. Took a post Christmas squelch up the muddy foot track from the car park in Glendine Gap. Crossing a stream that follows the line of the "Slieve Bloom Way" we went up through the fog to the OS marker (at toe level, not a pillar) at the summit. Only spotted this because the fog lifted to reveal a panoramic view over a broad expanse of the Midlands, BRING BINOCULARS. Up and down in forty five minutes. I have used the road through Glendine often enough but this was my first trip to the highest point in Offaly. Well worth a visit... Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/399/comment/796/
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stk on Arderin, 2003
by stk  21 May 2003
I have climbed this mountain several times in all conditions and it has to be said that the view from the top cannot be matched for panorama anywhere in this country. Yout can see everything that isn't obstructed by a mountain range. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/399/comment/513/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Arderin (<i>Ard Éireann</i>) in area Slieve Bloom, Ireland
Picture: Arderin to Glendine Gap
 
mneary34 on Arderin, 2005
by mneary34  10 Oct 2005
Headed to the top of Arderin from the car park at Glendine Gap. From there it is a distance of 700 metres and a climb of 90 metres appox to the summit. At a time when other mountain ranges were reasonably dry, Arderin proved to be damp. This photo shows the view returning to Glendine Gap. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/399/comment/1998/
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