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.
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 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 road west from Bunclody crosses Mount Leinster, it is a very scenic drive known as The Mount Leinster Heritage Drive. Several car parks to park at and go for a walk.  more »
  • A beautiful getaway with wonderful walks and trails. There are many beautiful scenes and views over the counties of South East Ireland. Perfect for daytrippers and trekkers, check it out for yourselve...  more »
  • Mount Leinster with its drives and walks is always a great place to visit to blow away the cobwebs. Whether you park and walk or park and sit it's worth the narrow roads to get there.  more »
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  • Beautiful scenery from all angels. Hard but exerciting Hike Up to the Top
  • Cycled to the very top (to Nine Stones and on up to mast) last weekend with Derek. Very misty up there. Toughest climb I've done so far @796 meters. Recommend it if you enjoy a serious climbing challenge!!
  • The 'nine stones' was a popular haunt from my childhood. Beautiful views over the Barrow valley and beyond. Spot the different mountains from Wicklow to Waterford. You can even pick out the Slieve Blooms on a clear day. Good point to go for hill walking but it can be dangerous when the weather changes. If you climb up the road to the aerial you can see the whole of County Wexford from the saddle of Mt Leinster.
  • Such a lovely place! Nice if you want some piece and quiet from everyday life.
  • 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
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