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Blackstairs Mountains Area   N: Blackstairs North Subarea
Place count in area: 13, OSI/LPS Maps: 68, EW-B, EW-B 
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, also Suidhe Laighean an extra EastWest 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 801 members. Recently by: davidrenshaw, Magic, Prem, sprog, Carolineswalsh, knightsonhikes, miriam, JordanF1, MarionP, Hikerjjl, edowling, jellybean, Nomad691, Tuigamala, ronanmckee
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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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Prominent county highpoint - a boggy steep mounta .. by group   (Show all for Mount Leinster (Stua Laighean))
 
Although the ascent starts at 400m, I was worried .. by rmilne   (Show all for Mount Leinster (Stua Laighean))
 
- from the 9 stones .. by paddyobpc   (Show all for Mount Leinster (Stua Laighean))
 
black rock mountain from ballycrystal
by Kennyj  25 Dec 2014
Climbed to mount Leinster summit yesterday following route described by Djouce here,good visibility and quite an easy climb, took me 40 mins from start to the barn on the ridge,I took the track over to Black rock mountain and retraced my steps and headed for the masts at mount Leinster,the track is quite good and easy to follow.Couple of points worth mentioning, the track just west of the parking spot is blocked in two places by falling trees necessitating a detour into the forest and back onto the track, the end of this track is very muddy following cattle but is easily negotiated.On the mention of cattle I met them half way up the track where I had a brief stand off with a young bull, didn't notice the ring in his nose until I got close, thankfully he decided to give way and rejoin his herd.I didn't notice any signs warning of a bull, just wondering is this a regular occurance up here.I returned the same way I went up took me a couple of hours from start to finish. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/44/comment/17771/
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The day felt sour, I was indoors for too long, so .. by paganji   (Show all for Mount Leinster (Stua Laighean))
 
The Ballycrystal valley provides another way up M .. by djouce   (Show all for Mount Leinster (Stua Laighean))
 
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