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Blackstairs Mountains Area   S: Blackstairs South 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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White Mountain Mountain Dho Bran A name in Irish, also previosly Bran Scultair an extra name in English Carlow/ Wexford County in Leinster Province, in Arderin List, Pale, fine to coarse-grained granite Bedrock

Height: 509m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 68 Grid Reference: S78598 40081
Place visited by 134 members. Recently by: 500plusclub, brendanjrehill, JoHeaney, Gus, andodenis, Mark1, a3642278, Marian_Timmons, GerryCarroll, No1Grumbler, PrzemekPanczyk, annem, Alanjm, Wildrover, Jay9
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Longitude: -6.843225, Latitude: 52.50687 , Easting: 278598, Northing: 140081 Prominence: 134m,  Isolation: 1.6km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 678529 640127,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Wht509, 10 char: WhtMntn509
Bedrock type: Pale, fine to coarse-grained granite, (Blackstones Type 2 Equigranular Granite)

Máire MacNeill, discussing the customs associated with Caher Roe's Den, reports: Lesser piles along the top of the mountain-ridge are called after Fionn's dog, Bran, which is said to have leaped from one pile to another (MacNeill, 225). Bran Scultair and the nearby Dho Bran appear to be two such names, though their precise meaning is not clear.   Dho Bran is the 537th highest place in Ireland. Dho Bran is the most southerly summit and also the second most westerly in the Blackstairs Mountains area.

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mneary34 on White Mountain, 2004
by mneary34  29 Nov 2004
I walked the ridge from Bran Scultair to Blackstairs Mountain, and the path varies in quality along the route. This photo shows the section heading north between Carrigroe and Carrigalachan. Linkback:
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mneary34 on White Mountain, 2004
by mneary34  29 Nov 2004
Here is a photo of the rather unusual elevated trig. point on Bran Scultair which adjoins a fenced-in mast compound. Linkback:
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Picture: Bran Scultair from Brandon Hill
mneary34 on White Mountain, 2005
by mneary34  9 Oct 2005
Bran Scultair is located at the southern end of the Blackstairs and when I climbed it last year I did so from the col between it and Blackstairs Mountain. Bran Scultair has forest on its eastern side with no trees on its western side. I recently viewed its impressive aspect from Brandon Hill which is 9 km to the west as shown in this photo. Linkback:
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cuan on White Mountain, 2004
by cuan  1 Dec 2004
Started at GR 783 377 starA and climbed uphill through forest until we reached forest tracks, we followed forest tracks to summit. Lots of trees of the same type to be seen on the way up. Graet view of Brandon hill to be seen to the west at summit. There is a 15ft drop or so to one side of the trig, care should be taken. We retraced back a different forest track. I would try to stick to the clear ridge area to the west of the forest if i was going again. Linkback:
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milo on White Mountain, 2004
by milo  4 Dec 2004
Definitely the end of the road as far as the Blackstairs walk goes. Lots of loose stone on the path makes it trick y going for walkers like me who prefer taking in the view to watching their footing. Linkback:
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SDillmore on White Mountain, 2005
by SDillmore  14 May 2005
For my money, this top offers the best view in the Blackstairs. Footing in the area can be treacherous, though. Linkback:
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