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Blackstairs Mountains Area
Place count in area: 14, OSI/LPS Maps: 68 
Highest place:
Mount Leinster, 794.4m
Maximum height for area: 794.4 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 706.4 metres,

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Mount Leinster Mountain Stua Laighean A name in Irish
(Ir. Stua Laighean [OSI], 'prince or warrior of Leinster') County Highpoint of Carlow & Wexford, in County Highpoint, Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Pale, fine to coarse-grained granite Bedrock

Height: 794.4m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 68 Grid Reference: S82656 52533
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Longitude: -6.780362, Latitude: 52.618157 , Easting: 282656, Northing: 152534 Prominence: 706.42m,  Isolation: 1.8km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 682587 652578,   GPS IDs, 6 char: MntLns, 10 char: MntLnstr
Bedrock type: Pale, fine to coarse-grained granite, (Blackstones Type 2 Equigranular Granite)

Mount Leinster is not the highest peak in the province of Leinster. That distinction belongs to Lugnaquillia, but Mount Leinster is the highest outside Wicklow. Due to the transmitter mast, there is a road to the top. There is also a substantial cairn on summit. On the saddle connecting to Slievebawn is a stone alignment called the Nine Stones (though there are actually ten).   Mount Leinster is the highest mountain in the Blackstairs Mountains area and the 45th highest in Ireland. Mount Leinster is the highest point in county Carlow and also the highest in Wexford.

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csd on Mount Leinster, 2004
by csd  7 Mar 2004
A summit panorama, looking south. Blackstairs Mountain is to the left with the Celtic Sea shimmering in the distance. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/44/comment/881/
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Picture: North west from cottage
djouce on Mount Leinster, 2008
by djouce  25 Mar 2008
The Ballycrystal valley provides another way up Mount Leinster. There are parking spaces at S 860 506 A. Go up the track between the forestry plantations. Head for the summit of Black Rock S 861 525 B. Follow the ridge NW past a ruined cottage on the col. Why is it there? Continue westwards over the east top to the summit. I'm told there are great views on a clear day. Follow the ridge down in a southerly direction and descend to the valley. Return to the car on the road (or park another car in the woods at the end of the road S 843 516 C) Time taken about 4 hours excluding long breaks. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/44/comment/3018/
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paraic on Mount Leinster, 2004
by paraic  24 Jun 2004
For a different perspective on Mount Leinster, (other than the walk up along the road which is cheating!) try climbing the mountain from Rathanna. Set out from S 800 503 D at Rathanna bridge which crosses the Mountain River. There is a lane that leads up through a small forrest. Take this route and join up with the river. It's a beautiful walk along the river up to it's source on the side of Mount Leinster. Then it is a short steep walk to the summit...Just follow the transmiter! One can then walk down the ridge to Knockroe, S 819 497 E, and then back to the bridge. Should take about 3 hours to complete. The ground underfoot is mostly boggy with rock along the river bank. Closer to the summit, granite begins to dominate. At the summit itself there is lots of peaty ground. Great walk on a clear day. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/44/comment/999/
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Edgar on Mount Leinster, 2007
by Edgar  1 Feb 2007
This photo's a couple of years old, but it's a happy memory of as mountainous a day as you can get in Co. Wexford! Three of us walked directly uphill from T852514 F, veered right to tick Black Rock Mountain (well worth the effort, great view across Bunclody and its surroundings). Heading west, there's a very sturdy stone-built shelter down on the shoulder before the ascent starts again. Mysterious... maybe an old military building? We then followed the ridge up and over Mt. Leinster, heading down the spur towards Knockroe but turning away at T832508 G (just after the viewpoint of the photo) down very saturated ground to regain the lane for a pleasant stroll back to the car. It's a beautiful view up on top. There's a memorial to local hang-glider pilots, killed elsewhere I think, but who had flown this hill alot. My other visit to this top was a walk up the mast's service road on the other side, but in four inches of snow and under clear blue skies. There wasn't a soul on top, and all the ugly ironwork was plastered with rime, some of it blow-frozen out in foot-long horizontal icicles from the cable stays. Sensational view that day. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/44/comment/2599/
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MickHanney on Mount Leinster, 2008
by MickHanney  6 Jul 2008
Not the best day for it - Heavy rain showers and the summit in cloud, but ran up Mount Leinster from S 866 504 H on the ridge from Black Mountain. Conditions underfoot were fairly dreadful. Muddy, boggy and wet, but thats all part of the fun. Lots of evidence of quad bikes on the mountain - deep scars on lots of the tracks tell that story.. Bumped into a couple of hardy walkers not put off by the conditions. They probalby got a shock seeing 2 runners on the mountain. Total running time aprox 90 mins. 13kms all in. Looking forward to doing it again in better weather. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/44/comment/3207/
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Picture: Mount leinster from Shannon's lane
Hard slog
by Kennyj  11 Apr 2015
Took the long way to the summit today,parking at Sculloge Gap and heading up Shannon's lane as for the route up Knockroe.Headed for spot height 594 marked Stoolyen on the East West map.Its easy enough to miss the narrow track to this lower summit that's marked by a small cairn but it starts around S282500 I 151200 J and from here there's a narrow path that meanders all the way to the mast at Mount Leinsters summit.Freezing at the top this morning with ice falling from the mast but super views all round.Time taken 2 hours 45 minutes round trip, elevation gain of 703 m to summit height of 793m Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/44/comment/17922/
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