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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
Place visited by 357 members. Recently by: jgdarcy, RicardoVerdi, deirdremaryann, PrzemekPanczyk, owen, nupat, Caherdavin1995, ConMack23, TippClimbers, grzywaczmarcin, annem, Bunsen7, abcd, Jai-mckinney, Oscar-mckinney
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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 480th highest in Ireland. Arderin is the highest point in county Laois and also the highest in Offaly.

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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Arderin (<i>Ard Éireann</i>) in area Slieve Bloom, Ireland
Picture: The sunken trig point.
 
Meh!
by TommyV  30 Oct 2018
It's possible to drive along the Slieve Bloom way to a noticeable marker indicating the Laois/Offaly county boundry. This point is mentioned already by jackill. There is room for parking here. There is a bit of a drop off the South side of the road here and then a bog slog directly to the cairn at the summit. The trig point is buried in the ground and is not elevated for some reason! This walk is purely for county high point bagging purposes but it does look like there would be other nicer walks around the Slieve Bloom area. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/399/comment/20108/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Arderin (<i>Ard Éireann</i>) in area Slieve Bloom, Ireland
Picture: CHP 5 & 6 - Laois & Offaly
County High Point 2018 - Laois & Offaly
by doogleman  13 Feb 2020
Climbed 26-04-18 as part of 32 County High Point Challenge in aid of SLMRT.
This was the fifth & sixth counties of my challenge and a I had never been there before. After finishing a days work in Portlaoise, I used the opportunity that evening to visit this CHP.
Using the car-parking spot as is already shown here as User Point A on the map, we set off on the short boggy walk to the summit. It is a fairly straightforward SSE route to the summit, with a bit if a down-and-up at the start, and definitely requiring bog-ready footwear!
The Cairn & Trig Marker at ground level marks the CHP of Offaly, and although many treat this as s shared CHP, I believe technically a nearby point to the NE is the highest point of Laois.
Views from this point are long-distance and very good from 10 to 250 degrees. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/399/comment/20753/
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