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Blackstairs Mountains Area , S: Blackstairs South Subarea
Feature count in area: 13, by county: Wexford: 10, Carlow: 6, of which 3 are in both Carlow and Wexford, OSI/LPS Maps: 68, EW-B, EW-B
Highest Place: Mount Leinster 794.4m

Starting Places (20) in area Blackstairs Mountains:
Ballybawn Lane, Ballybeg Forest Road, Ballygibbon Lane, Ballyglisheen, Ballyvocran Cross, Bog Road L30072, Coonoge Cross Layby, Crooked Bridge, Glynn, Kilbrannish Forest Recreation CP, Mandoran Lane, R746 Half Way House, Raheenkyle, Rathanna Bridge, Sculloge Gap CP, Shannons Lane Sculloge, The Nine Stones CP, Urrin River Mid Rise, Urrin River Zig Zag, Urrin Road

Summits & other features in area Blackstairs Mountains:
N: Blackstairs North: Black Rock Mountain 599.6m, Croaghaun 455.5m, Greenoge 425m, Knockmore 228m, Knockroe 538.8m, Mount Leinster 794.4m, Mount Leinster East Top 656.5m, Slievebawn 524.8m
S: Blackstairs South: Blackstairs Mountain 732.1m, Carrigalachan 463m, Carrigroe 495m, White Mountain 509m, Slievebaun 441.8m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Carrigalachan, 463m Hill Carraig Lachan A name in Irish,
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, Corrigeligan, Gowlin Mountain, Wexford County in Leinster province, in Carn Lists, Carrigalachan is the 684th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference S78994 42717, OS 1:50k mapsheet 68
Place visited by: 115 members, recently by: Nailer1967, markwallace, pinchy, Timmy.Mullen, jackos, Jonesykid, conorjob, Liamob, childminder05, maitiuocoimin, John.geary, annem, a3642278, Jai-mckinney, Oscar-mckinney
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Longitude: -6.836754, Latitude: 52.530504, Easting: 278994, Northing: 142717, Prominence: 58m,  Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 678925 642763
Bedrock type: Granite with microcline phenocrysts, (Blackstones Type 2 Microcline Porphyritic Granite)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Crg463, 10 char: Crglchn

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Summary for Carrigalachan (Carraig Lachan): Good tracks in approach from SE.
Summary created by Colin Murphy 2021-12-13 12:09:32
            MountainViews.ie picture about Carrigalachan (<em>Carraig Lachan</em>)
Picture: The summit area on frosty, early winter's morning.
One approach is from the SE. There is room to park for a couple of cars at the end of a road at B'Bawn Ln (S809 410). 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 A (S796 432). 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.
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Member Comments for Carrigalachan (Carraig Lachan)

            MountainViews.ie picture about Carrigalachan (<em>Carraig Lachan</em>)
Picture: View of the summit area looking N to Blackstairs Mountain
csd on Carrigalachan
by csd 7 Oct 2007
We tackled Carrigalachan from the same start point we used for Bran Scultar ( B'Bawn Ln (S809 410)), 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: mountainviews.ie/summit/568/comment/2859/
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Carrigalachan (<em>Carraig Lachan</em>)
Picture: Blackstairs Panorama: L to R, Carrigalachan, Carrigroe, Blackstairs Mt, Mt Leinster at the rear
murphysw on Carrigalachan
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: mountainviews.ie/summit/568/comment/3083/
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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: mountainviews.ie/summit/568/comment/23363/
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