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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  • Whay a view ,the fifth highest in Leinster on a good day you cab see the counties of Carlow, Laois, Kildare, Wicklow, Wexford, Waterford, Kilkenny and a very clear day all the way to Wales.  more »
  • Great way to blow the cobwebs away or work of one of those amazing full Irish Breakfast we had all been having. Try and get there before or after the mist as I am sure you will enjoy the view.  more »
  • 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 »
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  • one of the best places for paraglidind and hangliding... about 35-45 min to walk up mountain...... parking in the front if gate... no acces by car( only serwis workers and ihpa members have acces by car)
  • Take the winding drive up to the car park, get out, wrap yourself up, and walk up the mountain. Views to die for across Ireland. If you are going in the winter, rug up and take good, well treaded boots, as the walk back down on the black ice and snow can be treacherous
  • View on Mt Leinster from the air . Popular Paragliding and HG places take nearly all wind directions:
  • Fantastic views from any of the peaks here. Walks on road or with no track to suit your needs and abilities. Serious climbers can follow any of the mountain streams from the valley to the summit for a real challenge.
  • There's a tarmac path to the top. It is possible to push a pushchair. Extremely steep on places though. Views amazing.

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