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Mount Leinster, Bunclody

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Mount Leinster is a 796m mountain in the Republic of Ireland. It straddles the border between Counties Carlow and Wexford, in the province of Leinster. It is the fifth-highest mountain in Leinster after Lugnaquilla 925m, Mullaghcleevaun 849m, Tonelagee 817m, and Cloghernagh 800m, and the highest of the Blackstairs Mountains. A 2RN transmission site tops the peak with a mast height of 122 m.The transmission site is a popular location for hang gliding and RC Glider enthusiasts to launch from. In 2003, a hang glider pilot died from injuries sustained in the crash landing of his flight launched from the mountain. There is a memorial at the peak of the mountain.Access to the summitThe mountain is most often climbed from the Nine Stones, a landmark point at the foot of Mount Leinster, about 8 miles east of Borris. From Borris there is a road to a visitor car park on the mountain. From there the steep 2RN access road leads to the summit. This road is closed to normal traffic and 2RN have now fenced off the transmitter mast from public access to prevent vandalism.
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  • The drive is definitely not for the faint of heart! Stop part way up for a little break and a beautiful view and then keep going and enjoy the breathtaking view from up top. The parking lot provides a...  more »
  • Definitely worth a visit. Been here twice now and loved it both times. Prepare for bad weather. The wind and rain can be severe. But that is part of the fun of the walk. It has a road all the way so t...  more »
  • Followed the blessed brown signs for Mount Leinster and... got horribly lost. Second time round, however, we persevered and we're not disappointed. A beautiful clear day so you could see for miles and...  more »

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