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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 and in Carlow/ Wexford Counties, 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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annettekavanagh on Mount Leinster, 2010
by annettekavanagh  17 Mar 2010
used paraic's route (from rathanna) but found the climb along the quite onorous as no path, climb from the source of the river to the top was tough but enjoyable as the fog lifted. unfortunately fog closed in again at the top so couldn't continue on to knockroe. instead had to walk down the road and then skirt around the mountain back to rathanna bridge Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/44/comment/4513/
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mneary34 on Mount Leinster, 2004
by mneary34  29 Nov 2004
A view of Mount Leinster from Blackstairs Mountain with Knockroe in the shade in the foreground. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/44/comment/1346/
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johnsoc4 on Mount Leinster, 2006
by johnsoc4  6 Jun 2006
I had plans for climbing Mt. Leinster from Bunclody on 24, May, 2006, but because of time constraints, I walked up the TV road. It took me about 1 hour. The day was cold, windy and very overcast. I could still see the TV Mast when I got to the summit, but it didn't last long. Within 10 minutes it was gone in the clouds. I retreated down the road in a light rain, and arrived at my car 25 minutes later. I am from the US and this was a nice walk up the road. Certainly an easy way to get some views. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/44/comment/2380/
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josvanderlinden on Mount Leinster, 2008
by josvanderlinden  4 Jun 2008
Climbing to Mount Leinster, a walk organised by the Wayfarers Association. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/44/comment/3150/
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josvanderlinden on Mount Leinster, 2009
by josvanderlinden  20 Jul 2009
Mount Leinster in March, the last snow has almost melted away. A nice short walk from the parking lot achievable for almost everyone. With great views on the Wicklow mountains! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/44/comment/3951/
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Picture: Someone really put their heart and soul in this cairn!!
 
sbender on Mount Leinster, 2009
by sbender  13 Sep 2009
Climbed Mount Leinster as part of a horse shoe. Went up Blackrock Mountain from the Ballycrystal side (as described in the walk outlined on this site). Followed the ridge onto the summit with the mast, then I stuck Knockroe onto the walk and followed the track back to the road and back to the car. I met some local sheep farmers up near the hut. After some chat I asked them what this hut was in aid of. They informed me that it was a shelter for the turf cutters in times long gone. So that answers the question of the person on this site (I think it was the comment for the east top). Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/44/comment/4093/
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