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Mount Leinster Heritage Drive

The Mount Leinster Heritage Drive is a 75km driving route through the beautiful countryside of rural south Carlow taking in the towns and villages of Borris, Bunclody, Clonegal, Kildavin, Myshall, Fenagh and Bagenalstown. Notable features in the landscape include the Blackstairs Mountains and Mount Leinster, its highest peak at 795 metres. The Blackstairs are part of an extensive area of granite rock which extends from Dun Laoghaire near Dublin to Brandon Hill beyond Graiguenamanagh in County Kilkenny. The River Barrow can be enjoyed along route in the village of Borris and the town of Bagenalstown.

Identifiable road signs make the Mount Leinster Heritage Drive an easy-to-follow tour while large map boards in the centre of each village provide further information.

View of the Blackstairs Mountains from the Nine Stones Viewing Point

View of the Blackstairs Mountains from the Nine Stones Viewing Point

 

 

 

 

 

 

The secret to discovering the true beauty of the Mount Leinster Heritage Drive is to spend time exploring its hidden treasures and getting to know the local people, who are renowned for their friendliness. Each twist and turn of the road will reveal a new delight – beautiful unspoiled villages, breathtaking scenery, interesting rock formations, heather clad hills, grand country homes and ancient heritage sites. Visitors with a taste for the outdoors will appreciate the superb range of activities including the South Leinster Way long distance walking route, shorter looped walk, hand gliding and cycling routes.

To download a copy of the pdf brochure – Mount Leinster Heritage Drive