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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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Carrigalachan Hill Carraig Lachan A name in Irish Wexford County in Leinster Province, in Carn List, Granite with microcline phenocrysts Bedrock

Height: 463m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 68 Grid Reference: S78994 42717
Place visited by 98 members. Recently by: brendanjrehill, JoHeaney, Gus, andodenis, Mark1, Colin Murphy, Wildrover, Jay9, loftyobrien, wallr, jgfitz, abcd, Pepe, briankelly, Martinpeak
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Longitude: -6.836754, Latitude: 52.530504 , Easting: 278994, Northing: 142717 Prominence: 58m,  Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 678925 642763,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crg463, 10 char: Crglchn
Bedrock type: Granite with microcline phenocrysts, (Blackstones Type 2 Microcline Porphyritic Granite)

Carrigalachan is the 681st highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carrigalachan (<i>Carraig Lachan</i>) in area Blackstairs Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The summit area on frosty, early winter's morning.
 
Good tracks in approach from SE.
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy  13 Dec 2021
One approach is from the SE. There is room to park for a couple of cars at the end of a road at S 809 410 starA. A forest track leads away to the right, and there is also room for another two cars just past the track gate (if you are prepared to risk not having it closed!) Walk up the forest track for roughly 3.5km, ignoring all possible turns to the left, until you reach the col at S 796 432 starB. Turn left along a decent, rising trail for another 1km, which will take you to the high point, which you can identify by a few stones off to the right of the track. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/568/comment/5327/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carrigalachan (<i>Carraig Lachan</i>) in area Blackstairs Mountains, Ireland
Picture: View of the summit area looking N to Blackstairs Mountain
csd on Carrigalachan, 2007
by csd  7 Oct 2007
We tackled Carrigalachan from the same start point we used for Bran Scultar (S 809 410 starA), and followed the forest track up to the col between Carrigalachan and Caher Roe's Den. We turned left and headed up towards the summit, handrailing the forest to the left. Some damage from quad bikes is evident, but nothing too severe. There are some great views of Caher Roe's Den and Blackstairs on the way up, and more great views of Brandon and Bran Scultar near the summit. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/568/comment/2859/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carrigalachan (<i>Carraig Lachan</i>) in area Blackstairs Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Blackstairs Panorama: L to R, Carrigalachan, Carrigroe, Blackstairs Mt, Mt Leinster at the rear
 
murphysw on Carrigalachan, 2008
by murphysw  4 May 2008
After taking in Bran Scultair and Carrigroe, I finshed my afternoons walk here. A walk from the Scullogue Gap over Blackstairs Mountain, Caher Roe's Den, Carrigalachan, Carrigroe, and on to Bran Scultair would be highly recommended. The views are amazing given the Blackstairs isolation from other peaks, and the ground is excellent. The path does give out for a bit on the col between Carrigroe and Carrigalachan but is not a problem. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/568/comment/3083/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carrigalachan (<i>Carraig Lachan</i>) in area Blackstairs Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Horsing about...
Hold your horses
by Colin Murphy  13 Dec 2021
Did this as part of a double-bag, taking in this summit and Carrigroe. On the approach from the col with Blackstairs Mountain I encountered about 6 horses happily chewing away in the heather, including a white one that looked like Gandalf's horse and this chap, who regarded me warily for several minutes. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/568/comment/23363/
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