Mount Leinster (Irish: Stua Laighean) is a 794m high mountain on the borders of County Wexford and County Carlow, in Ireland.
The location may be especially useful for scenes set on a rural and barren mountain. The peak is devoid of trees, and during the winter and dry summer months it appears quite barren and exposed. There is a relatively comfortable walk south from the summit and along the lower peaks in the range. This walk has dramatic views on either side and a great sense of scale due to the size and height of the peaks.
The mountain is well known locally because of the transmission tower on its summit. The transmitter broadcasts television and radio signal and is operated by 2RN. It makes the mountain recognizable even amongst the other mountains of the Blackstairs range. Additionally, an access road leads to the transmission site, and this road may be useable by filmmakers to easily reach the summit upon special request.
The peak is part of the Blackstairs Mountain range which includes Carrigroe and Black Rock Mountain. It is the highest mountain in the provience of Leinster, but the 20th tallest mountain in Ireland. It marks the border between Counties Wexford and Carlow. An OS trig marker is located on the peak. Mount Leinster is popular for hikers and climbers. Hang gliders frequently take off from the summit.
Dimensions: 794m high.
Parking: Before the access road to the summit there is a car park called the Nine Stone car park that fits 15 cars.
Nearest town: Bunclody, 15km away.Contact Us
Mount Leinster, Ballycrystal, Co. Wexford, Ireland