Fresh Air at Blackstairs Mountain, County Carlow

Updated On: March 13, 2022

Blackstairs Mountain County Carlow

The Blackstairs Mountain, County Carlow is one of the counties most known attractions. Although the hill runs along the border of County Carlow in County Wexford. The Irish name for the mountain is Na Staighrí Dubha.

The mountain itself sits at near 800 metres and is the perfect spot for hill walkers, as the climb to the top can be approached from many spots, including areas in County Wexford.

The highest spot is called Mount Leinster (Stua Laighean in Irish), and there are eight more spots in the mountain.

Climbing Blackstairs Mountain

Many people have climbed to the top. It doesn’t take to much effort, in fact, an easy hike will get you there. There are also many spots throughout the hike where you can stop, relax and enjoy the view.

At the top of the mountain, you will find an amazing view. This view covers many parts of County Wexford, County Carlow and on the bright days even further.

Near the Mountain

On the mountain and nearby, many habitats and plants are protected by Irish and European law. These habitats are usually found around the marsh and big areas around the mountain and also other special areas. The mountain borders 7 Irish towns and villages such as Borris, St. Mullin’s and Bunclody.

Most of the plants in the area can survive extreme weather conditions including freezing weather.

Have you ever climbed the Blackstairs Mountain? Did you get to the top of Mount Leinster? Let us know in the comments below.

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