List of mountains in Ireland

This is a list of mountains and mountain ranges in Ireland. It also includes landforms that are usually called hills. Those within Northern Ireland or on the border are marked with an asterisk (*), while the rest are within the Republic of Ireland. Mountain ranges are in bold.

Thirteen peaks are classified by the Scottish Mountaineering Club as Furths i.e. mountains over 3,000 feet (910 m) in the British Isles outside Scotland that are regarded as separate mountains.[1] Ten of these are located in Macgillycuddy's Reeks in County Kerry.

In Ireland, mountains are commonly defined as any summit at least 2,000 feet (610 m) high.[2] In addition, some definitions also include a topographical prominence requirement, typically 100 feet (30 m) or 500 feet (150 m).[3]

A number of lists are maintained by the Mountainviews.ie online Hillwalking community, using criteria developed by that community and others. These include: the Valdeleur-Lynams, a list of about 270 mountains being of at least 600 m (2,000 ft) in height with a prominence of at least 15 m (50 ft),[4] and the Arderins; a list of about 400 mountains of at least 500 m (1,600 ft) in height with a prominence of at least 30 m (100 ft).[5] These lists have been published in book form by Collins Press.[6] Mountainviews.ie classifies a mountain as being above 500 m (1,600 ft), but also maintains a number of lists of hills below this threshold.[7]

Highest peaks

Macgillycuddy's Reeks (Na Cruacha Dubha)

# Peak Other names Height Listing
1CarrauntoohilCorrán Tuathail1,038 m (3,406 ft)[8]Furth
2Binn ChaorachBeenkeragh, Benkeeragh1,010 m (3,314 ft)[9]Furth
3Cathair na FéinneCaher1,001 m (3,284 ft)[10]Furth
4Cnoc na PéisteKnocknapeasta988 m (3,241 ft)[11]Furth
5Cathair ThiarCaher West975 m (3,199 ft)[12]Furth
6Maolán Buí973 m (3,192 ft)[13]Furth
7The BonesCarrauntoohil Tooth, Knockoughter959 m (3,146 ft)[14]Furth
8Cnoc an Chuillinn958 m (3,143 ft)[15]Furth
9An Gunna MórThe Big Gun939 m (3,081 ft)[16]Furth
10Cruach Mhór932 m (3,058 ft)[17]Furth

Elsewhere in Ireland

# Peak Height Location Listing
1Mount Brandon (Cnoc Bréanainn)951 m (3,120 ft)Dingle Peninsula Mountains, County KerryFurth
2Lugnaquilla (Log na Coille)925 m (3,035 ft)Wicklow Mountains, County WicklowFurth
3Galtymore (Cnoc Mór na nGaibhlte)917 m (3,009 ft)Galty Mountains, County Tipperary County LimerickFurth
4Slieve Donard (Sliabh Dónairt)*852 m (2,795 ft)Mourne Mountains, County Down
5Baurtregaum (Barr Trí gCom)851 m (2,792 ft)Slieve Mish Mountains, County Kerry
6Mullaghcleevaun (Mullach Cliabháin)849 m (2,785 ft)Wicklow Mountains, County Wicklow
7Mangerton (An Mhangarta)839 m (2,753 ft)Mangerton Mountains, County Kerry
8Caherconree (Cathair Conraoi)835 m (2,740 ft)Slieve Mish Mountains, County Kerry
9Purple Mountain (Sliabh Corcra)832 m (2,730 ft)Purple Mountains, County Kerry
10Beenoskee (Binn os Gaoith)826 m (2,710 ft)Dingle Peninsula Mountains, County Kerry

List by province

Provinces of Ireland
Cúigí na hÉireann
  Leinster
  Munster
  Connacht
  Ulster

Munster

Leinster

Ulster

Connacht

See also

References

  1. Mountains – Key Facts. The Munros, Corbetts, Grahams, Donalds & Furths Archived 2012-09-04 at WebCite at www.smc.org.uk. Accessed on 9 Feb 2013.
  2. Wilson, Peter (2001). Listing the Irish hills and mountains in Irish Geography, Vol 34(1), University of Ulster, Coleraine, p. 89. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2013-06-27. Retrieved 2013-02-03. (pdf)
  3. A Mountain is a Mountain – isn't it? Archived 2013-02-08 at the Wayback Machine. at www.go4awalk.com. Accessed on 3 Feb 2013.
  4. "Vandeleur-Lynams: Irish mountains of 600+m with a prominence of 15m". MountainViews.ie. Archived from the original on 14 November 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  5. "Arderins: Irish mountains of 500+m with a prominence of 30m". MountainViews.ie. Archived from the original on 3 January 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  6. Mountainviews, (2013), "A Guide to Ireland's Mountain Summits: The Vandeleur-Lynams & the Arderins", Collins Books, Cork, ISBN 978-1-84889-164-7
  7. "Currywongaun 273m hill, Twelve Bens Ireland at MountainViews.ie". www.mountainviews.ie. Archived from the original on 3 January 2018. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  8. "Corrán Tuathail/Carrauntoohil". MountainViews.ie. Archived from the original on 20 December 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  9. "Binn Chaorach/Beenkeragh". MountainViews.ie. Archived from the original on 3 January 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  10. "Cathair/Caher". MountainViews.ie. Archived from the original on 3 January 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  11. "Cnoc na Péiste/Knocknapeasta". MountainViews.ie. Archived from the original on 3 January 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  12. "Cathair Thiar/Caher West". MountainViews.ie. Archived from the original on 3 January 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  13. "Maolán Buí". MountainViews.ie. Archived from the original on 3 January 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  14. "The Bones". MountainViews.ie. Archived from the original on 3 January 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  15. "Cnoc an Chuillinn". MountainViews.ie. Archived from the original on 3 January 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  16. "An Gunna Mhór/The Big Gun". MountainViews.ie. Archived from the original on 3 January 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  17. "Cruach Mhór". MountainViews.ie. Archived from the original on 3 January 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
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