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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,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Carrigroe Hill An Charraig Rua A name in Irish (prob. Ir. An Charraig Rua [PDT], 'the red rock') Wexford County in Leinster Province, in Carn List, Pale, fine to coarse-grained granite Bedrock

Height: 495m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 68 Grid Reference: S79318 41508
Place visited by 99 members. Recently by: brendanjrehill, JoHeaney, Gus, andodenis, Mark1, Colin Murphy, Wildrover, Jay9, loftyobrien, wallr, jgfitz, abcd, briankelly, Martinpeak, johnstna
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Longitude: -6.832445, Latitude: 52.519624 , Easting: 279318, Northing: 141508 Prominence: 30m,  Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 679237 641557,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crgr, 10 char: Carrigroe
Bedrock type: Pale, fine to coarse-grained granite, (Blackstones Type 2 Equigranular Granite)

Carrigroe is the 585th highest place in Ireland. Carrigroe is the second most southerly summit in the Blackstairs Mountains area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carrigroe (<i>An Charraig Rua</i>) in area Blackstairs Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Carrigroe is the bump on the ridge on the right
 
A waypoint on the way to somewhere else
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy, wicklore  13 Dec 2021
Carrigroe is situated midway along the ridge that extends south from Blackstairs Mountain, between Carrigalachan and Bran Scultair. It is unlikely to be climbed on its own, and will probably merely be a waypoint for those traversing the ridge. A wide track like a white scar runs along the crest of the ridge, probably created by machinery for access to the forests on the eastern slopes.

A Coillte forest road begins at S758364 starA. The barrier is usually open leaving the option to drive further into the forest. At S784393 starB there is a track junction, with a track heading north for 1km directly to the summit of Bran Scultair. From the curious summit of Bran Scultair (a trig pillar perched atop a rocky tor), follow the ridge crest track 1.5kms north to the unremarkable summit of Carrigroe. Any one of a number of track-side stones could mark the high point. There are good views west to Brandon Hill and the plains of Carlow/Kilkenny.
An alternative approach is via Carrigalachan, starting at 809 410 starC - see that short summary for details. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/471/comment/5230/
 
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We approached Carrigroe from the north, after tac .. by csd   (Show all for Carrigroe (An Charraig Rua))
 
Summit high point. .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Carrigroe (An Charraig Rua))
 
After reaching the summit, I elected to head back .. by csd   (Show all for Carrigroe (An Charraig Rua))
 
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