Extreme points of Ireland

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This is a list of the extreme points of Ireland – the points that are farthest north, south, east or west. It includes the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Often the term "Malin to Mizen" is used when encompassing the entire island from north to south. The geographical centre of Ireland is 8.85 kilometres north-northwest of Athlone Town.[1]

Whole island[edit]

A physical map of Ireland

Including islands[edit]

Points:

Settlements:

Mainland only[edit]

Points:

Settlements:

  • Northernmost settlement: Ballyhillin, Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland
  • Southernmost settlement: Crookhaven, County Cork, Republic of Ireland
  • Westernmost settlement: Dunquin, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Republic of Ireland
  • Easternmost settlement: Portavogie, Ards Peninsula, County Down, Northern Ireland

Altitude[edit]

  • Highest point: Carrauntoohil, County Kerry, Republic of Ireland (1,041 m / 3,466 ft)
  • Highest settlement: Meelin, County Cork, Republic of Ireland (254 m / 832 ft)
  • Lowest point: North Slob, County Wexford, Republic of Ireland (-3 m / -10  ft)

Many points are on, or near sea level, but due to high rainfall, there are no natural dry pieces of land below sea level - see rivers and loughs below.

Republic of Ireland[edit]

The Republic of Ireland (blue)

Including islands[edit]

Mainland only[edit]

  • Northernmost point: Banba's Crown (near Malin Head), Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal
  • Northernmost settlement: Ballyhillin, Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal
  • Southernmost point: Brow Head (near Mizen Head), County Cork
  • Southernmost settlement: Crookhaven, County Cork
  • Westernmost point: Dunmore Head, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry (or nearby Garraun Point according to some sources)
  • Westernmost settlement: Dunquin, County Kerry
  • Easternmost point: Wicklow Head, County Wicklow
  • Easternmost settlement: Wicklow, County Wicklow

Altitude[edit]

Many points are on, or near sea level, but due to high rainfall, there are no natural dry pieces of land below sea level - see rivers and lochs below.

Northern Ireland[edit]

Northern Ireland (green)

Including islands[edit]

Mainland only[edit]

Altitude[edit]

  • Highest point: Slieve Donard, County Down (850 m / 2,789 ft)
  • Highest settlement:Greencastle, County Tyrone (188 m / 617 ft)

Many points are on, or near sea level, but due to high rainfall, there are no natural dry pieces of land below sea level.

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