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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 45th highest in Ireland. Mount Leinster is the highest point in county Carlow and also the highest in Wexford.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Mount Leinster (<i>Stua Laighean</i>) in area Blackstairs Mountains, Ireland
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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 A, 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 B (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: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/44/comment/2599/
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Better without its RTE fence. A great view on a f .. by milo   (Show all for Mount Leinster (Stua Laighean))
 
After an early start which saw me 'summit' Cupids .. by paulocon   (Show all for Mount Leinster (Stua Laighean))
 
New highest point for us! .. by tmsr   (Show all for Mount Leinster (Stua Laighean))
 
my Climb in Wexford & Carlow 20-11-2016 .. by ShaunDunne   (Show all for Mount Leinster (Stua Laighean))
 
Agree 100% with milo, the views on a fine day are .. by csd   (Show all for Mount Leinster (Stua Laighean))
 
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