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Blackstairs Mountains Area , N: Blackstairs North Subarea
Feature count in area: 13, by county: Wexford: 10, Carlow: 6, of which 3 are in both Carlow and Wexford, OSI/LPS Maps: 68, EW-B, EW-B
Highest Place: Mount Leinster 794.4m

Starting Places (20) in area Blackstairs Mountains:
Ballybawn Lane, Ballybeg Forest Road, Ballygibbon Lane, Ballyglisheen, Ballyvocran Cross, Bog Road L30072, Coonoge Cross Layby, Crooked Bridge, Glynn, Kilbrannish Forest Recreation CP, Mandoran Lane, R746 Half Way House, Raheenkyle, Rathanna Bridge, Sculloge Gap CP, Shannons Lane Sculloge, The Nine Stones CP, Urrin River Mid Rise, Urrin River Zig Zag, Urrin Road

Summits & other features in area Blackstairs Mountains:
N: Blackstairs North: Black Rock Mountain 599.6m, Croaghaun 455.5m, Greenoge 425m, Knockmore 228m, Knockroe 538.8m, Mount Leinster 794.4m, Mount Leinster East Top 656.5m, Slievebawn 524.8m
S: Blackstairs South: Blackstairs Mountain 732.1m, Carrigalachan 463m, Carrigroe 495m, White Mountain 509m, Slievebaun 441.8m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Slievebawn, 524.8m Mountain Sliabh Bán A name in Irish,
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(Ir. Sliabh Bán [OS 6], 'white mountain'), Carlow County in Leinster province, in Arderin Lists, Slievebawn is the 495th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference S80637 54812, OS 1:50k mapsheet 68
Place visited by: 191 members, recently by: MeabhTiernan, Magic, Tuigamala, ronanmckee, Kaszmirek78, Moirabourke, DeirdreM, quarryman, andodenis, farmerjoe, NualaB, childminder05, Arcticaurora, Krzysztof_K, Timmy.Mullen
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Longitude: -6.809604, Latitude: 52.638933, Easting: 280637, Northing: 154813, Prominence: 89.7m,  Isolation: 3km
ITM: 680568 654856
Bedrock type: Dark blue-grey slate, phyllite & schist, (Maulin Formation)
Notes on name: Cairn on summit. This is an outlier Mount Leinster lying completely in Co. Carlow. Note that there is another hill of this name S of Blackstairs Mountain, though it is spelt Slievebaun in English.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Slvbwn, 10 char: Slievebawn

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Summary for Slievebawn (Sliabh Bán): Easy stroll to the top and back.
Summary created by jackill, Harry Goodman 2014-02-01 10:24:21
   picture about Slievebawn (<em>Sliabh Bán</em>)
Picture: As viewed from the slopes of Mt. Leinster
Park at 9 Stones (S817 546), the parking area for the "Nine Stones". Note a clear track going WNW up the hillside. This leads up initially over a subsidiary hump and then,with a slight change in direction W around A (S812 548), up to the summit cairn.The slope is gentle and the track good with one rockey patch to be crossed. Distance up and back is 2km and can be walked comfortably in 30 to 40 minutes.
Member Comments for Slievebawn (Sliabh Bán)
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   picture about Slievebawn (<em>Sliabh Bán</em>)
Picture: We made it to the top Mum!!
motherofdivineja on Slievebawn
by motherofdivineja 29 Oct 2007
This is very easy...we did it as the sun was setting (we had to abandon Mount Leinster because of mist,) a good place to start if you are just starting to hill walk. Otherwise not much of a challenge! Linkback:
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mneary34 on Slievebawn
by mneary34 29 Nov 2004
This is a view of Slievebawn from near the top of Mount Leinster.The walk from The Nine Stones is from the right of the ridge in the photo. The flat terrain of south Leinster province can be seen in the distance. Linkback:
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csd on Slievebawn
by csd 4 Apr 2004
Slievebawn is a very short stroll up from the car park at the 380m contour, which means the mountain itself is only 140m higher. Nice views of Mt Leinster and the eastern side of Blackstairs Mountain (shown in this picture). Linkback:
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Picture: Cairn summit Slievebawn
Colin Murphy on Slievebawn
by Colin Murphy 27 Aug 2007
Does this qualify as the easiest summit in Ireland? Took 30 minutes up and down and near the summit met a couple with what looked like a six year old boy on the way up! Perfect if you want to take the kids for a picnic but no challenge at all, though does offer some nice views. Linkback:
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Worth the short walk up, less steep turf and stone path.
by gaoithe 12 Aug 2022
We did this on roasting hot day after going up and down Mt. Leinster by road. Nice walk up. Legs welcomed the stretch and walk on turf and rock after the steep tarmac road down the bigger mountain. Two false peaks before arriving at cairn on top. Nice views around. Great on fine day. Good small challenge for young and old. Shared hillside with some very relaxed and calm cattle and sheep besides a few humans. Linkback:
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