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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
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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Mount Leinster (<i>Stua Laighean</i>) in area Blackstairs Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Mount Leinster from Slievebawn
 
Prominent county highpoint - a boggy steep mountain with panoramic views
Short Summary created by markmjcampion, Peter Walker, Onzy  19 Dec 2022
Mount Leinster, a steep-sided flat-top, is the highest point of both Carlow and Wexford and sits just N of the Blackstairs. Unusually for such a big hill, there is a service road running all the way to the summit from where there are extensive views over the S Wicklow hills, Blackstairs and further afield to Brandon Hill and Slievenamon. Apart from the service road, all approaches can be v boggy after a wet spell.

N. Park at S81746 54610 starA and follow the service road - the easiest and most popular walking route to the top. The road begins at a viewing point on the South Leinster Way at a height of some 400m, leaving a climb of around another 400m. Walk up the road to the south, a distance of 2.25k to the summit. 1hr+ return

E. Start at Ballycrystal where there is room for a few cars around S86025 50665 starB. Go up the track between the forestry plantations. Head for the summit of Black Rock and then west over Mount Leinster E Top and onto the main top. A return trip is c. 4 hours. Some parking is also available at S84285 51609 starC which provides a short, but steep ascent directly to the summit or an alternative point for a 2nd car.

SW. Access from Rathanna Bridge appears to be denied at the moment.
S. A longer approach is possible from the Scullogue Gap, starting at S82428 47894 starD, N to Knockroe and over to Mt. L. 2hrs+

Notable tracks incl track/4577, track/4658 and the long linear track/3778 Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/44/comment/4804/
 
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   (Show all for Mount Leinster (Stua Laighean))
 
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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