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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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Blackstairs Mountain Mountain An Charraig Dhubh A name in Irish Ir. An Charraig Dhubh [logainm.ie], 'the black rock' Carlow/ Wexford County in Leinster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Dark grey semi-pelitic, psammitic schist Bedrock

Height: 732.1m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 68 Grid Reference: S81059 44833
Place visited by 347 members. Recently by: BrianKennan, mrfleetfoot, Noel.Curtis78, nolo, PrzemekPanczyk, marymac, gunningp, deirdremaryann, learykid, stuartdonaldson1, Daingean, Juanita, CaminoPat, AlisonM, annem
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Longitude: -6.805818, Latitude: 52.549212 , Easting: 281059, Northing: 144833 Prominence: 540m,  Isolation: 1.9km
ITM: 680990 644879,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BlckMn, 10 char: BlckstMntn
Bedrock type: Dark grey semi-pelitic, psammitic schist, (Ballybeg Member)

Caher Roe's Den is a cave on the SW ridge of this peak. A jutting pinnacle at this place is called Sthurra [MacNeill, 225]. Caher Roe's Den is named after Cathaoir na gCapall of the O’Dempsey family from Laois. After he was dispossessed, he turned rapparee and stole horses. He was hanged at Maryborough (Port Laoise) in August 1735. The Den is reputed to hold his treasure. However, Máire MacNeill remarks: We doubt if Cathaoir na gCapall ever had to take refuge there. The cave-dwelling abductor, the owner of treasure in the bowels of the mountain, was not, we are sure, the eighteenth century raparee, but an ancient deity, possibly the remote divine ancestor of the Leinstermen, Cathair Már. Local people used to climb to Caher Roe's Den on Mountain Sunday, the last Sunday of July [MacNeill, 225-27].   Blackstairs Mountain is the second highest mountain in the Blackstairs Mountains area and the 88th highest in Ireland. Blackstairs Mountain is the second highest point in county Carlow and also the second highest in Wexford.

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icy trip
by Kennyj  6 Jan 2015
I climbed up blackstairs mountain last week on a good clear but cold day,there is good parking on a grassy area near the start,following the kilkenny road out of kiltealy take a left turn at the first crossroads past the sculloge gap and follow the road uphill for about 200 metres to the parking area taking care not block access for farming.The start of the walk begins a short distance up the road through an iron gate signposted black stairs mountain,follow this lane way which is rough underfoot up to the next gateway where the track begins, keep an eye out for a tree up ahead which you need to stay left of over the wall and up the start of the track. The ground here is usually quiet wet but today it had iced over.Its a good hour and a half climb uphill steep in parts and rough underfoot to the summit which today was white with frost and ice for the last quarter of the climb.There are superb views back towards Knockroe and Mount Leinster all the way up and good views down towards Cathairs den from the summit which is marked by a high cairn.The trip back down was fairly slippy and care was needed due to the frozen ground.Trip from start to finish took around two and a half hours and we'll worth it. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/85/comment/17795/
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Blackstairs historic views
by YoungJohn  3 Aug 2018
Parked at Scullogue gap car park beside the large stone monument to 1798 rising. Asked permission to access from a local farmers son. Steep ascent to the ridge through ferns and Heather. Tracked West. Found a well worn path which I followed to the summit. Great views of Mt Leinster and surrounding areas. 31/2 hours to 4 hours. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/85/comment/19999/
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csd on Blackstairs Mountain, 2004
by csd  7 Mar 2004
Blackstairs Mountain, with Knockroe in the foreground, as viewed from the summit of Mount Leinster. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/85/comment/882/
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Is there an East Top?
by jackill  14 Nov 2016
It was recently suggested by MViews member Pepe that there could be an addition to our carn list.
A recent survey gives it a prominence of 20.027 meters falling short of the required 30 meters.
For those interested the grid reference is S824 467 A. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/85/comment/18707/
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