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Name:Mount Leinster [Stua Laighean]
Hill number:20038
Height:794.4m / 2606ft
RHB Section:54B: Waterford, Kilkenny, Carlow
County/UA:Carlow, Wexford
County (CoH):Carlow (CoH), Wexford (CoH)
Hill area:Blackstairs Mountains
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Historic County Top,
Current County/UA Top, Dillon, Vandeleur-Lynam, Arderin
Grid ref:S 82658 52534
Summit feature:Ancient cairn 4m SSE of trig point
Col:68m  S845685  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 68
Survey:Abney level/Trimble GeoXH 6000
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  • Carlow historic county top
  • Wexford historic county top
  • Carlow current county/UA top
  • Wexford current county/UA top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 45 users)ByDate of Ascent
Nostalgic trip to the summit as the Blackstairs were the most noticeable & prominent mountains from my childhood days...when I always looked longingly across at them from my Grandmothers house! Perhaps my 3rd time to the summit so nice to officially record it now!Gerry the Ranger26/06/2017
From the car park up the tarmac road and return in 80 minutes. With GB.bolton08/09/2014
Nine Stones car park (S81716 54606) - Up RTE NL transmitter access road to ancient cairn & trig point. (PM)gerrybowes08/09/2014
PMG Walk 21simoburn09/04/2014
Part of Blackstair challenge walkFergalh20/05/2013
Great views, took the easy way up the mast access road. 40 mins from carpark.Roen25/10/2010
We went down to Borris for the Carlow Walking Festival. On saturday we did Walk B3 which took in the summit. Started at Rathanna, boggy at start and gentle but steep at top. Descended to 9 stones and up Slieve Bawn and down that. Beautiful but had a whiteAudi-Anne11/10/2008
Another RTE road to county top. Half an hour. Cracking viewnickywood121/05/2008
First visit to Ireland's interior. Very windy but beautiful!billthetiler02/05/2008
Park at the Nine Stones near the TV Transmitter Road and walk up the ridge rather than climb by the access road.Harry Goodman13/10/2007
fine summit despite mast, lovely view. park to E by locked gate, walk transmitter road RHW13/06/2004
What an unsighty mess the transmitter and fence are on this summitroscorrocket12/07/2001
Drove up TarmacRoad to TV Transmitter station at 790m height. Very short walk to trig point at the top. Cloud base 750m. Good views below the cloud. Paddy Dillon is right about the (6) Nine stones.andy12/08/1997
From the Nine Stonescormacg15/07/1970
Martin R13/06/2017
Barry Smith19/02/2014
David Purchase15/09/2003
Colin Crawford17/07/1999
ed cody25/12/1968