List of tallest structures in Ireland

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This is a list of the tallest structures on the island of Ireland. Those in Northern Ireland are marked with an asterisk. The rest are in the Republic of Ireland.

Tallest structures[edit]

Name Location Year completed Pinnacle height Pinnacle height Type Coordinates Remarks
Strabane transmitting station Legfordrum (near Strabane), County Tyrone* 1963 305.5 m 1,002 ft Guyed mast 54°47′58″N 7°23′19″W / 54.79944°N 7.38861°W / 54.79944; -7.38861 (Strabane TV Mast)
Tullamore radio mast Tullamore 1975 290 m 998 ft Guyed mast 53°16′42.29″N 7°22′18.44″W / 53.2784139°N 7.3717889°W / 53.2784139; -7.3717889 (Tullamore radio mast) insulated against ground, used for broadcasting on 567 kHz
Clarkstown radio transmitter Summerhill 1988 245 m 804 ft Guyed mast 53°27′45.53″N 6°40′39.32″W / 53.4626472°N 6.6775889°W / 53.4626472; -6.6775889 (Clarkstown radio transmitter) insulated against ground, used for broadcasting on 252 kHz
Mullaghanish transmitter Mullaghanish mountain 1962 220 m 500 ft Guyed mast 51°59′29″N 9°8′42″W / 51.99139°N 9.14500°W / 51.99139; -9.14500 (Mullaghanish transmitter)
Moneypoint Power Station Chimneys Moneypoint 1985 218 m 715 ft Chimney 52°36′29.16″N 9°25′31.85″W / 52.6081000°N 9.4255139°W / 52.6081000; -9.4255139 (Moneypoint Power station chimney) ; 52°36′27.68″N 9°25′24.7″W / 52.6076889°N 9.423528°W / 52.6076889; -9.423528 (Moneypoint Power station chimney)
Poolbeg power station, Chimney 2 Poolbeg 1978 207.8 m 682 ft Chimney 53°20′24.84″N 6°11′19.38″W / 53.3402333°N 6.1887167°W / 53.3402333; -6.1887167 (Poolbeg power station, Chimney 2))
Poolbeg power station, Chimney 1 Poolbeg 1970 207.48 m 681 ft Chimney 53°20′24.82″N 6°11′23.79″W / 53.3402278°N 6.1899417°W / 53.3402278; -6.1899417 (Poolbeg power station, Chimney 1)
Kilroot power station chimneys Kilroot (near Carrickfergus), County Antrim* 198 m 650 ft Chimney 54°43′28.25″N 5°46′2.15″W / 54.7245139°N 5.7672639°W / 54.7245139; -5.7672639 (Kilroot Power station)
Truskmore transmitter Sligo  ? 167.64 m 550 ft Guyed mast 54°22′22.57″N 8°22′15.32″W / 54.3729361°N 8.3709222°W / 54.3729361; -8.3709222 (Truskmore transmitter)
Three Rock transmitter Dublin  ? 152.4 m 500 ft Guyed mast 53°14′39.98″N 6°14′17.33″W / 53.2444389°N 6.2381472°W / 53.2444389; -6.2381472 (Three Rock transmitter)
Aghada Power Station Chimney Cork  ? 152 m 499 ft Chimney 51°50′6.05″N 8°14′9.41″W / 51.8350139°N 8.2359472°W / 51.8350139; -8.2359472 (Aghada Power station Chimney)
Tarbert Power Station, Chimney of Unit 3 and 4 Tarbert 1975 151 m 497 ft Chimney 52°35′24″N 9°21′46″W / 52.59000°N 9.36278°W / 52.59000; -9.36278 (Tarbert Power station)
Lisnagarvey transmitting station Magherageery (near Lisburn), County Down* 1936 145 m 476 ft Guyed mast 54°29′22″N 6°3′37″W / 54.48944°N 6.06028°W / 54.48944; -6.06028 (Lisnagarvey Blaw-Knox Radio Mast) It was 145 m when built, but has since been lowered in height
Greystones Wind farm Wicklow  ? 139.29 m 457 ft Wind turbines 53°10′18.10″N 6°01′30.00″W / 53.1716944°N 6.0250000°W / 53.1716944; -6.0250000 (Greystones Wind farm)
Great Island Power Station Chimney Wexford 138 m 450 ft Chimney 52°16′43.82″N 6°59′37.76″E / 52.2788389°N 6.9938222°E / 52.2788389; 6.9938222 (Great Island Power Station Chimney) ; 52°16′43.71″N 6°59′35.95″E / 52.2788083°N 6.9933194°E / 52.2788083; 6.9933194 (Great Island Power Station Chimney)
Arklow Banks Wind farm Wicklow  ? 128 m 420 ft Wind turbines 52°47′28.00″N 5°56′48.00″W / 52.7911111°N 5.9466667°W / 52.7911111; -5.9466667 (Arklow Banks Wind farm) offshore wind farm
Ballylumford Power Station Chimneys Islandmagee Larne 1974 126 m 413 feet Industrial 54.845 n5.787w
Kinnegad Cement Factory Chimney Meath  ? 125.3 m 411 ft Chimney 53°25′52.84″N 7°08′33.78″W / 53.4313444°N 7.1427167°W / 53.4313444; -7.1427167 (Kinnegad Cement Factory Chimney)
Maghera transmitter Maghera mountain  ? 121.92 m 400 ft Guyed mast 52°58′6.9″N 8°43′6.89″W / 52.968583°N 8.7185806°W / 52.968583; -8.7185806 (Maghera transmitter) [1]
Cairn Hill transmitter Cairn Hill  ? 121.92 m 400 ft Guyed mast 53°48′28″N 7°42′52″W / 53.80778°N 7.71444°W / 53.80778; -7.71444 (Cairn Hill transmitter) [2]
Tarbert Power Station, Chimney of Unit 1 and 2 Tarbert 1969 121 m 397 ft Chimney 52°35′24″N 9°21′46″W / 52.59000°N 9.36278°W / 52.59000; -9.36278 (Tarbert Power station)
Cork mediumwave transmitter Cork 1970 121.92 m 400 ft Guyed mast 51°52′57.05″N 8°23′58.46″W / 51.8825139°N 8.3995722°W / 51.8825139; -8.3995722 (Cork radio mast) insulated against ground, used for broadcasting on 729 kHz
Kilgarvan Wind farm Kerry  ? 120 m 394 ft Wind turbines 51°55′58.80″N 9°19′20.95″W / 51.9330000°N 9.3224861°W / 51.9330000; -9.3224861 (Kilgarvan Wind farm)
Spire of Dublin Dublin 120 m 394 ft Tower 53°20′59″N 6°15′37″W / 53.34972°N 6.26028°W / 53.34972; -6.26028 (Spire of Dublin)) Monument
Aughinish Alumina Plant Chimney Limerick  ? 107 m 350 ft Chimney 52°37′53.64″N 9°03′32.37″W / 52.6315667°N 9.0589917°W / 52.6315667; -9.0589917 (Aughinish Alumina Plant Chimney)
Kiln Cement Factory Limerick  ? 107 m 350 ft Factory 52°38′33.92″N 8°41′23.72″W / 52.6427556°N 8.6899222°W / 52.6427556; -8.6899222 (Mungret Chimney)
Kippure transmitter Kippure mountain  ? 106.7 m 350 ft Guyed mast 53°10′40.93″N 6°19′53.82″W / 53.1780361°N 6.3316167°W / 53.1780361; -6.3316167 (Kippure transmitter) [3]
Donnybrook transmitter Dublin  ? 109.7 m 360 ft Lattice tower 53°18′53.13″N 6°13′24.88″W / 53.3147583°N 6.2235778°W / 53.3147583; -6.2235778 (Donnybrook transmitter)
Moanvaun Wind farm Tipperary  ? 107.3 m 352 ft Wind turbines 52°38′44.80″N 8°08′54.44″W / 52.6457778°N 8.1484556°W / 52.6457778; -8.1484556 (Moanvaun Wind farm)
Mount Leinster transmitter Mount Leinster  ? 106.7 m 350 ft Guyed mast 52°36′59″N 6°46′30″W / 52.61639°N 6.77500°W / 52.61639; -6.77500 (Mount Leinster transmitter) [4]
Samson Harland and Wolff, Belfast* 106 m 348 ft Crane 54°36′29″N 5°54′29″W / 54.60806°N 5.90806°W / 54.60806; -5.90806 (Samson Crane)
Platin Cement Factory Chimney Meath  ? 103.9 m 341 ft Chimney 53°41′6.58″N 6°23′19.85″W / 53.6851611°N 6.3888472°W / 53.6851611; -6.3888472 (Platin Cement Factory Chimney)
Ballywater Wind farm Wexford  ? 103 m 338 ft Wind turbines 52°32′25.92″N 6°13′40.29″W / 52.5405333°N 6.2278583°W / 52.5405333; -6.2278583 (Ballywater Wind farm)
Athlone transmitter Athlone 1933 100 m 328 ft Guyed Mast 53°25′14.14″N 7°52′45.87″W / 53.4205944°N 7.8794083°W / 53.4205944; -7.8794083 (Athlone transmitter) ; 53°25′14.09″N 7°52′58.43″W / 53.4205806°N 7.8828972°W / 53.4205806; -7.8828972 (Athlone transmitter) 2 guyed masts insulated against ground carried a T-antenna for broadcasting on 612 kHz. One of the two mast dismantled in 2011
Codling Banks Mast Wicklow 100 m 328 ft Guyed Mast 53°07′44.87″N 5°50′49.54″W / 53.1291306°N 5.8470944°W / 53.1291306; -5.8470944 (Codling Banks Mast) Offshore structure
Coreen Wind farm Cavan  ? 100 m 328 ft Wind turbines 54°08′32.27″N 7°38′38.60″W / 54.1422972°N 7.6440556°W / 54.1422972; -7.6440556 (Coreen Wind farm)
Snugborough Wind farm Cavan  ? 100 m 328 ft Wind turbines 54°08′21.27″N 7°36′38.14″W / 54.1392417°N 7.6105944°W / 54.1392417; -7.6105944 (Snugborough Wind farm)
Gartnaneane Wind farm Cavan  ? 100 m 328 ft Wind turbines 53°56′43.67″N 6°56′08.24″W / 53.9454639°N 6.9356222°W / 53.9454639; -6.9356222 (Gartnaneane Wind farm)
Coomatallin Wind farm Cork  ? 100 m 328 ft Wind turbines 51°39′03.62″N 9°5′38.87″W / 51.6510056°N 9.0941306°W / 51.6510056; -9.0941306 (Coomatallin Wind farm)
Meentycat Wind farm Cork  ? 100 m 328 ft Wind turbines 54°51′46.19″N 7°51′12.62″W / 54.8628306°N 7.8535056°W / 54.8628306; -7.8535056 (Meentycat Wind farm)
Beal Wind farm Wicklow  ? 100 m 328 ft Wind turbines 52°33′47.33″N 9°37′55.73″W / 52.5631472°N 9.6321472°W / 52.5631472; -9.6321472 (Beal Wind farm)
Beam Wind farm Kerry  ? 99 m 325 ft Wind turbines 55°11′51.98″N 7°26′16.32″W / 55.1977722°N 7.4378667°W / 55.1977722; -7.4378667 (Beam Wind farm)
St John's Cathedral, Limerick Limerick 1861 93 m 308 ft Church 52°39′45.37″N 8°37′1.83″W / 52.6626028°N 8.6171750°W / 52.6626028; -8.6171750 (St John's Cathedral, Limerick)
Cobh Cathedral Cobh 1868–1915 91.4 m 300 ft Church 51°51′5.01″N 8°17′39.04″W / 51.8513917°N 8.2941778°W / 51.8513917; -8.2941778 (Cobh Cathedral)
Dun Laoghaire Cranes Dublin  ? 91.4 m 300 ft Cranes 53°17′40.87″N 6°7′53.73″W / 53.2946861°N 6.1315917°W / 53.2946861; -6.1315917 (Dun Laoghaire Cranes)
Bealadangan Mast Galway  ? 91.4 m 300 ft Guyed mast 53°18′36.84″N 9°36′30.23″W / 53.3102333°N 9.6083972°W / 53.3102333; -9.6083972 (Bealadangan Mast) was used for RTE RnaG, now dismantled.
Mount Eagle Wind farm Donegal  ? 95.7 m 314 ft Wind turbines 52°14′33.15″N 9°19′26.22″W / 52.2425417°N 9.3239500°W / 52.2425417; -9.3239500 (Mount Eagle Wind farm)
Cark Wind farm Donegal  ? 91.1 m 299 ft Wind turbines 54°53′06.20″N 7°51′33.12″W / 54.8850556°N 7.8592000°W / 54.8850556; -7.8592000 (Cark Wind farm)
Mweelin Mast Achill Island  ? 91.44 m 300 ft Guyed mast 53°57′19″N 10°1′42.45″W / 53.95528°N 10.0284583°W / 53.95528; -10.0284583 (Mweelin Mast)
Greenoge Wind farm Wexford  ? 90.2 m 296 ft Wind turbines 52°39′28.23″N 6°43′31.69″W / 52.6578417°N 6.7254694°W / 52.6578417; -6.7254694 (Greenoge Wind farm)

Tallest buildings[edit]

Name Location Type Year completed Height Picture
St John's Cathedral Limerick church 1861 93.8 m (308 ft) St Johns Cathedral Limerick Ireland.jpg
St Colman's Cathedral Cobh church 1914 91.4 m (300 ft) St.-Colman-Kathedrale Cobh.JPG
St Mary's Cathedral Killarney church 1912 86.8 m (285 ft) Killarney Cathedral - geograph.org.uk - 7559.jpg
Obel Tower Belfast* residential 2010 85 m (279 ft) Obel Tower completed.jpg
St Patrick's College Church Maynooth church 1891 83 m (272 ft) Stpatirckscollegemaynooth.JPG
The Elysian Cork residential, office 2008 81 m (266 ft) [including spire] Elysian tower Cork.JPG
Windsor House Belfast* office 1975 80 m (260 ft) Windsor House Belfast.jpg
St Eugene's Cathedral Derry* church 1903 78 m (256 ft) St Eugene's Cathedral, August 2009.JPG
St Macartan's Cathedral Monaghan church 1893 74 m (243 ft) MonaghanCathedral.JPG
Belfast City Hospital Tower Belfast* hospital 1986 76 m (249 ft) Belfast City Hospital.jpg
St Finbarre's Cathedral Cork church 1879 73 m (240 ft) CorkStFinbarrsCathedral.jpg
St Eunan's Cathedral Letterkenny church 1900 73 m (240 ft) Cathedral-lk.jpg
St Anne's Cathedral Belfast* church 1904 72 m (236 ft)[1] St Annes Cathedral, Belfast, July 2010 (37).JPG
Church of Saints Augustine and John Dublin church 1874 70 m (230 ft) St. Augustine and St. John Catholic Church Tower.JPG
St Peter and St Paul Cathedral Ennis church 1874 69 m (226 ft) Ennis 01.jpg
Sacred Heart Church Omagh* church 1899 68.6 m (225 ft) Omagh Sacred Heart Church - The Chapel - geograph.org.uk - 53556.jpg
St Columb's Cathedral Derry* church 1633 67 m (220 ft) St Columb's Cathedral (08), August 2009.JPG
Cork County Hall Cork office 1968 67 m (220 ft) CorkCountyHall.JPG
Google Docks (previously Montevetro) Dublin office 2010 67 m (220 ft) Google Docks view from Barrow Street.jpg
St Patrick's Cathedral (Church of Ireland) Dublin church 1191 66 m (217 ft) Catedral de San Patrico en Dublin.jpg
St Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic) Armagh* church 1904 64 m (210 ft) StPatsRCCathedralArmagh.jpg
St Patrick's Church (Roman Catholic) Belfast* church 1877 63 m (207 ft)[2] St Patrick's Church, Belfast, July 2010 (01).JPG
Millennium Tower Dublin residential 1998 63 m (207 ft) IMG MilleniumTowerGCD5615w.jpg
Belfast Hilton Hotel Belfast* hotel 1998 63 m (207 ft) DSCF1320.JPG
The Boat Belfast* residential, office 2010 62 m (203 ft) The Boat, Belfast, April 2010 (06).JPG
BT Riverside Tower Belfast* office 1998 61 m (200 ft) BT Riverside Tower, Belfast, April 2010 (02).JPG
St George's Church Dublin church 1813 61 m (200 ft) St. George's Church, Dublin.JPG
Divis Tower Belfast* residential 1966 61 m (200 ft) Divis tower falls road belfast.jpg
Liberty Hall Dublin Office 1965 59.4 m (195 ft) Liberty Hall Dublin.jpg
Riverpoint Limerick Mixed use 2008 59.2 m (194 ft) Riverpoint From Bridge.jpg
One George's Quay Plaza Dublin Mostly office use 2002 59 m (194 ft) Ulster Bank On Georges Quay Plaza.jpg
Crowne Plaza Dundalk Hotel 2007 58 m (190 ft)
Clarion Hotel Limerick Hotel 2002 57 m (187 ft) Clarion Hotel On Steamboat Quay.jpg

Other categories[edit]

Nenagh Castle Keep
Sculptures
Spire of Dublin, 120 m (394 ft)
Spire of Hope, St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast*, 72m (236 ft)
Gantry Cranes
"Samson", Harland and Wolff, Belfast*, 106 m (348 ft)
Bridges
River Suir Bridge, Waterford, 100 m (330 ft)
Boyne River Bridge, 95 m (312 ft)
Windmills
Kilgarvan Wind Farm (group of 14 Wind Turbines), 93 m (305 ft)
Obelisks
Wellington Monument, Phoenix Park, 63 m (207 ft) (Tallest in Europe)
Lighthouses
Fastnet Rock Lighthouse, 44.5 m (146 ft)
Stadiums
Croke Park, 40 m (131 ft)
Moving sculptures
Irish Wave, Park West, Dublin, 35.4 m (116 ft) (Tallest in Europe)
Round towers
Kilmacduagh monastery, 34 m (112 ft)
Castles
Nenagh Castle Keep, 31 m (102 ft)
Standing stones
Punchestown, 6.5 m (21 ft)
High crosses
Muiredach's High Cross, Monasterboice, 6.45 m (21 ft)

Planned[edit]

  • Dublin Airport New Air Traffic Control Tower, 80m, to be built in tandem with new northern runway
  • Heuston Gate, Dublin 134 m (440 ft) (construction postponed in 2008 – 117 m (384 ft) excluding the spire)
  • U2 Tower, Dublin 130 m (427 ft) (construction delayed)
  • "Watchtower", Point Village, Dublin 120 m (394 ft) (construction delayed for change of use) [5]
  • Aurora building, Belfast* 110 m (361 ft) (denied planning permission)
  • Ilex Tower, Derry 73 m (240 ft) (part of Fort George regeneration project)[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Belfast Cathedral". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2011-02-22. 
  2. ^ "St Patrick's Church, Belfast". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2011-02-22.