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Bolaght Mountain Loop (Includes Roads)

Bolaght Mountain: Making a Loop

Knocknasheega: Heather-covered, rounded summit surrounded by trees.

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Oval route turned into a cracked egg shape by circumstance.

Knocknanask: Approach from adjoining hill.

Knocksculloge: Track on stream

The rocky rocky road to the big hill.

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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 355 members. Recently by: deirdremaryann, PrzemekPanczyk, owen, nupat, Caherdavin1995, ConMack23, TippClimbers, grzywaczmarcin, annem, Bunsen7, abcd, Jai-mckinney, Oscar-mckinney, MickM45, rgctobin
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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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Excel can bury a mind in minutes, and have it gon .. by dhmiriam   (Show all for Arderin (Ard Éireann))
 
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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My Climb in Laois & Offaly 23-10-2016 .. by ShaunDunne   (Show all for Arderin (Ard Éireann))
 
Walk and a run .. by Asho-and-Dave   (Show all for Arderin (Ard Éireann))
 
peaking atop the Glendine Pass .. by lightoffoot   (Show all for Arderin (Ard Éireann))
 
County boundary at car park .. by hazyview   (Show all for Arderin (Ard Éireann))
 
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