One might think that all approaches to Mt Leinster had been explored but Peter provided an entree that was not familiar to the group. Parking on the Rahanna side , we scaled Knockroe and descended to Shannon’s Lane to approach Stoney Top from the south. The remaining snow often blocked our path and was quite deep in places

Last of the snow !
Crossing Mountain River in search of the Rock Art
Inspecting what is the highest example of rock art in the Blackstairs
At the end of the walk the group retired to nearby Rahanna for coffee (mostly!) in Osborne’s “olde worlde” pub –
Contemporary photo of the aftermath of WW2 bombing at Shannon’s, on information board at Osborne’s