List of mountains in Ireland

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A topographic map of 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 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.

Mountains, in both Great Britain and Ireland, are commonly defined as any summit at least 2,000 feet (or 610 metres) high.[2] In addition, some definitions also include a topographical prominence requirement, typically 100 feet (30 m) or 500 feet (152 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 269 mountains being of at least 600m in height with a prominence of at least 15m, and the Arderins; a list of 404 mountains of at least 500m in height with a prominence of at least 30m.[4] These lists have been published in book form by Collins Press.[5] Mountainviews.ie classifies a mountain as being above 500m, but also maintains a number of lists of hills below this threshold.[6]

Highest peaks[edit]

Macgillycuddy's Reeks (Na Cruacha Dubha)

# Peak Other names Height Listing
1 Carrauntoohil Corrán Tuathail 1,038m[7] Furth
2 Binn Chaorach Beenkeragh, Benkeeragh 1,010m[8] Furth
3 Cathair na Féinne Caher 1,001m[9] Furth
4 Cnoc na Péiste Knocknapeasta 988m[10] Furth
5 Cathair Thiar Caher West 975m[11] Furth
6 Maolán Buí - 973m[12] Furth
7 The Bones Carrauntoohil Tooth, Knockoughter 959m[13] Furth
8 Cnoc an Chuillinn - 958m[14] Furth
9 An Gunna Mór The Big Gun 939m[15] Furth
10 Cruach Mhór - 932m[16] Furth

Elsewhere in Ireland

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

List by province[edit]

Provinces of Ireland
Cúigí na hÉireann
Ireland location provinces.svg
  Leinster
  Munster
  Connacht
  Ulster

Munster[edit]

Leinster[edit]

Ulster[edit]

Connacht[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mountains - Key Facts. The Munros, Corbetts, Grahams, Donalds & Furths 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. [1] (pdf)
  3. ^ A Mountain is a Mountain - isn't it? at www.go4awalk.com. Accessed on 3 Feb 2013.
  4. ^ http://www.Mountainviews.ie
  5. ^ Mountainviews, (2013), "A Guide to Ireland's Mountain Summits: The Vandeleur-Lynams & the Arderins", Collins Books, Cork, ISBN 978-1-84889-164-7
  6. ^ http://www.Mountainviews,ie
  7. ^ MountainViews - Corrán Tuathail/Carrauntoohil
  8. ^ MountainViews - Binn Chaorach/Beenkeragh
  9. ^ MountainViews - Cathair na Féinne/Caher
  10. ^ MountainViews Cnoc na Péiste/Knocknapeasta
  11. ^ MountainViews Cathair Thiar/Caher West
  12. ^ MountainViews - Maolán Buí
  13. ^ MountainViews - The Bones
  14. ^ MountainViews - Cnoc an Chuillinn
  15. ^ MountainViews An Gunna Mhór/The Big Gun
  16. ^ MountainViews - Cruach Mhór

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