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Mount Leinster - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Mount Leinster, Raheendarragh, Co. Carlow, Ireland

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About Mount Leinster

Mount Leinster is a 794-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 in Leinster. This site is a popular location for hang-gliding enthusiasts to launch from. It’s said to be the highest paved road in Ireland.


Attractions Near Mount Leinster

Slievebawn
Slievebawn2.95km from Mount Leinster

Slievebawn is a Hill in County Roscommon, Ireland. It lies between Strokestown and Ballyleague. It is the third-highest point in the county, after Kilronan Mountain and Seltannasaggart. A good viewpoint and also a nice trekking destination.

Blackstairs Mountains
Blackstairs Mountains3.1km from Mount Leinster

Blackstairs Mountain in southern Leinster, is the second-highest mountain in the Blackstairs Mountains.The mountain stretches from Rathgeran to Gowlin at Cathaoirs Den. One of the iconic trekking destination and also there are so many things to see and do here.

Black Rock Mountain
Black Rock Mountain3.75km from Mount Leinster

Black Rock Mountain is in the Blackstairs Mountains which are located on the Carlow-Wexford border.The Blackstairs are divided into two massifs, to the north Mount Leinster and to the south Blackstairs Mountain. Black Rock is the terminal peak of the eastern shoulder of Mount Leinster. A good greenish trekking destination and also there are so many things to see and do here.

Blackstairs Mountain
Blackstairs Mountain7.88km from Mount Leinster

Blackstairs Mountain is a prominent hill on the main ridgeline separating Carlow from Wexford. The hill’s prominence means views are good in all directions, mostly over flatlands, but dominated by the mast-arrayed peak of Mount Leinster to the north. It is the second-highest mountain in the Blackstairs Mountains.The mountain stretches from Rathgeran to Gowlin at Cathaoirs Den

Ballyloughan Castle
Ballyloughan Castle9.73km from Mount Leinster

Ballyloughan Castle was probably built in the 13th century and consisted of a large open courtyard with a curtain wall and a moat outside. Only a small square tower at one corner survives, as well as the entrance gate, flanked by two large rounded towers. The tower in the north-eastern corner was abandoned in the 14th century, and the whole castle may even have been abandoned at this time.

Huntington Castle & Gardens
Huntington Castle & Gardens11.95km from Mount Leinster

This is the ancient seat of the Esmonde family is today one of Irelands historical treasures. The original tower house, which served as a garrison, was built in the 15th century as a stronghold for the Caviness family, an old Irish clan. It is now a private house open to the public for guided tours throughout June, July, August and September.

Where is Mount Leinster

Discover More Attractions in Carlow, Where Mount Leinster Is Located

Carlow
Carlow
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County Carlow is a county located in the South-East Region of Ireland, within the province of Leinster. Carlow is the second smallest and the third least populous of Ireland's 32 traditional counties. Carlow County Council is the governing local authority.

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