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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
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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 47th highest in Ireland. Mount Leinster is the highest point in county Carlow and also the highest in Wexford.

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Edgar on Mount Leinster
by Edgar  10 Mar 2021
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 S852514 starA, 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 S832508 starB (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. Linkback:
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milo on Mount Leinster, 2002
by milo  2 Aug 2002
Better without its RTE fence. A great view on a fine day. Linkback:
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paulocon on Mount Leinster, 2008
by paulocon  27 Nov 2008
After an early start which saw me 'summit' Cupidstown Hill in Kildare as part of my task to stand atop the highest peak of each County in Ireland, I arrived at Nine Stones with limited time (due to work commitments) to walk up the service road to the top of Mount Leinster. I'd been watching the mountain as I drove towards it and typically, the one cloud in a clear morning sky happened to sit atop it's summit. Close to the base of the road, I met a guy working for Coillte who confirmed my suspicion that the mountain was something of a magnet for clouds. After discussing a number of subjects including the altitude at which trees struggle to grow, the local stoat population and the practicalities of landscape photography from the top of mountains, I bode him farewell and was on my way. Maybe it was the early start or the lack of a decent breakfast but I found the ascent up the road quite difficult. The road itself is something of a work of art, good tarmac surface, lined in the middle and steep, incredibly steep! Even lower down the road, it's steepness was pulling hard at my calf muscles and the last stretch with the transmitter peaking out from between the clouds saw me dragging my legs up the hill. Every so often, I got a reminder of the height I was up when the clouds rushing across from the North-East would clear. I was glad to see the top and quickly spotted the cairn and trig point and made my way across a short but very boggy piece of ground to take some snaps. For some reason Mount Leinster feels higher that it is, maybe it's the comparitive lack of peaks around or maybe it was the gusting wind but the mountain seemed higher than it's 795 metres. My time at the summit was limited due to an appointment further down the country so I set about making my way back down. A quiet stroll was interuppted by a screaching sound coming from further down the hill. As the screaching grew louder, I grew more worried about what the source could be. A few seconds later, I was greeted by the sight of a battered-looking ESB van tearing round the corner, it's engine wailing loudly presumably begging it's smiling driver not to be force it any any further up the steep road. The van was soon followed by another younger model on which the slog hadn't yet taken it's toll. As I reached the bottom, the Coillte van was still parked up with it's owner presumably enjoying the now-clear weather while sampling some trees on the side of the hill. Linkback:
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New highest point for us!
by tmsr  1 Jul 2012
Good challenging climb with steep sections. We parked at Nine Stones and walked up the access road. Great views from the top, although the area around the cairn and trig point was roped off and very wet undefoot.
A bit busy for our liking today with some noisy walkers disturbing the peace!
We then climbed the hill across the road from the Nine Stones which was a bit boggy, but again gave great views. Linkback:
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my Climb in Wexford & Carlow 20-11-2016
by ShaunDunne  4 Jan 2017
I climbed Mount Leinster on 20-11-2016 with my Granddad
I was really excited at this was my first every hill walk in the snow.
It was very cold at the top, but we still stopped and had our lunch up there. Linkback:
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csd on Mount Leinster, 2004
by csd  7 Mar 2004
Agree 100% with milo, the views on a fine day are fantastic -- the entire south-east portion of Ireland is visible, from south Wicklow to the Comeraghs. We came up from Ballycrystal via Black Rock Mountain on a clear day, but even in a mist I'd imagine navigation would be straightforward. Do beware of chunks of ice falling off the transmitter mast in the winter/early spring months. Picture shows the summit cairn and transmitter complex. Linkback:
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