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.PutMount Leinster into our Bunclody day trip planning website and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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.
Mount Leinster Reviews
I've been coming here since I was a child and it's still a magical place. Breathtaking scenery and lovely walks. Feel free to just drive along the heritage trail or ditch the car and explore the... more »
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 »
Easy walk with an amazing view
Places to stay near Mount Leinster
Plan your trip to Bunclody
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Bunclody
Plans to Mount Leinster by other users
31 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM CANADA January, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Bunclody BY A USER FROM IRELAND February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 52 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 31 days in Wicklow BY A USER FROM IRELAND January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM INDIA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM CANADA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium