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Mount Leinster, Bunclody
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Mount Leinster is a 796-metre high 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 after Lugnaquilla 925m, Mullaghcleevaun 849m, Tonelagee 817m, and Cloghernagh 800m in Leinster and the highest of the Blackstairs Mountains. A RTÉ transmitting station tops the peak with a mast height of 122 m.The transmission station 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.The 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 RTÉ access road leads to the summit. This road is closed to normal traffic and RTÉ have now fenced off the transmitter mast from public access to prevent vandalism.
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  • 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 »
  • This is my second visit to Mount Leinster, the previous visit being too foggy to see anything. This time the climb was worth it, as the top was clear and we had a 360° view of the surrounding countrys...  more »
  • The drive up the mountain was heart thumping, but taken at a slow soeed esp. when nearing the car park at the top. Excellent walks up to the RTE masts and more. Views are stunning so bring your camera...  more »