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Blackstairs Mountains Area   N: Blackstairs North Subarea
Place count in area: 13, 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 and in Carlow/ Wexford Counties in Leinster Province, 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
Place visited by 690 members. Recently by: TippClimbers, arthurdoylephoto, annem, MickM45, Jai-mckinney, Oscar-mckinney, Carolyn105, Kirsty, Tomaquinas, thmswhelan, eejaymm, Wildcat, aidanryan89, Chance, Benbruce
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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). The Irish name Stua Laighean reflects the imagined personification of this noble peak as a prince or warrior standing in protection over the inhabitants of the plains below.   Mount Leinster is the highest mountain in the Blackstairs Mountains area and the 46th 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. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/44/comment/881/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Mount Leinster (<i>Stua Laighean</i>) in area Blackstairs Mountains, Ireland
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. Linkback: 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. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/44/comment/999/
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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 F 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. Linkback: 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 G 151200 H 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 Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/44/comment/17922/
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Private land blocks access from west
by dmisstear  29 May 2019
We decided to take the route up from Rathanna Bridge at the weekend. Unfortunately, at the end of the forest track is farmland with a “Private, No Entry” sign. With no other obvious route around the fields, we had to turn back and walk up from the 9 Stones car park instead (note: no dogs allowed on access road). Will hopefully be able to try the route up from the east next time. Lovely views at summit. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/44/comment/20539/
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