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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 451st 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: Bloom's liturgy
 
dhmiriam on Arderin, 2006
by dhmiriam  23 Aug 2006
Excel can bury a mind in minutes, and have it gone for hours, predictable numbers, a practised hand and shwooomp, swallowed whole. The aftermath requires a hauling out and up, before the clock in hour and more again. What to do on parole?
Proposal: Take the R440 out of Mountrath to Castleconor. Park at entrance to Slieve Bloom Way. Even if you can take the car leave it there. Walk a mile or so the road until the high bank on the right is at its highest.
No tourist in this instance, seeking panoramic view or the obvious, the constant traveller in you is requested, look into the mountain not out of it. One stands full frontal to earth’s amazing scripture, spreadsheets, decades old, laid layer on layer, a wholly visible liturgy. In black and white, that definitive statement, life started here, and up in Bloom its testament. And out of bog or river, ocean or mud it hauled us with it. Why? Why not? The miracle is worked already. At this point it stares you in the face staring back at it.
Now turn ones back on it a while, drag oneself over the lesser bank opposite and out onto the heather blanket. Careful here, I did it in company and holding hands, like spreadsheets one can be swallowed whole. One is about to walk on water. Heather has natural buoyancy but here in Bloom there is the added dimension of half the Atlantic ocean sitting underneath. One hears it sulk in its trappings and feels the pull and drag of treading water below the heather’s marvellous spring. For the tourist and that constant traveller in all of us, it turns the number scrunching Excel on its head and tips us out and into life again. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/399/comment/2473/
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Top of laois /Offaly
by raygreene  20 Jul 2014
really enjoyed this climb ,wet under foot but loved it all the same myself and the 2 kids did the climb loved it up there aoife is 10 and darragh is 7 really they ran up the climb my self and the dog just dragged behide them ,defo will go back again Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/399/comment/17557/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Arderin in area Slieve Bloom, Ireland
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My Climb in Laois & Offaly 23-10-2016
by ShaunDunne  4 Jan 2017
I climbed Arderin on the 23-10-2016 with my Granddad
It was a cold day, but was dry Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/399/comment/18788/
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Walk and a run
by Asho-and-Dave  3 Aug 2011
Climbed Arderin a few months ago with my younger daughter Gace and my son. Nice view from the top. Easy climb. Went again a few weeks ago for a jog. Really easy. Very enjoyable run.
Acess is alright. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/399/comment/6457/
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peaking atop the Glendine Pass
by lightoffoot  4 Jun 2012
Completed Arderin after doing Moylussa on saturday 2nd June 2012, these two peaks are 15th and 16th on our quest to complete the County tops of ireland. This was a very easy hill to climb. After heading up the Glendine pass and stopping at teh carpark outside of which the county border is well marked. A 10 minute brisk walk led us up to the unusually low trig point. The weather was coming in on us but it was still possible to appreciate the potential views this hill has to offer. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/399/comment/6845/
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County boundary at car park
by hazyview  25 Aug 2013
Climbed Arderin with 2 small kids in Aug 2012. Followed Jakill's directions, thank you! Note: Car park has large stone plaque outside it which shows the Laois / Offaly border. Steep slope down from car-park onto the mountain track. Pretty boggy in parts on the way up (needed the wellies!) but rewarding climb all the same. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/399/comment/15093/
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