List of Irish counties by highest point

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Provinces and Counties of Ireland
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This is a list of Irish counties by their highest point, which are also known as county tops. There are 32 counties in Ireland, but in the case of 10 counties, marked with (‡), the highest point is shared between two counties, so there are only 27 distinct Irish county tops. This list is generated from the Irish MountainViews Online Database (October 2018 edition), and the overall ranking of an Irish county top against all other peaks in Ireland, is based on the Vandeleur-Lynam definition where a peak must have a minimum topographic prominence of 15 metres (49 ft) to be on the list of peaks in Ireland.[1] The four Irish provincial tops are also listed. The listings of Irish county tops under the definitions of Irish mountains (e.g. Furths, Marilyns, Arderins), are also provided.

The list of Irish county and provincial tops contains 4 of Ireland's 5 Real Munros, and 14 of Ireland's 25 P600 "Major" mountains.

Irish County and Provincial Tops[edit]

  Real Munro: Height over 3,000 feet (914 m), prominence over 150 metres (492 ft).
  P600: Any height, prominence over 600 metres (1,969 ft).
Irish County and Provincial Tops[1] (MountainViews Online Database[a], October 2018 )
Rank Table[b] Rank Overall[c] Name Parent range/Area Province County Height (m) Prom. (m) Isolation[d] (m) Topo Map OSI/OSNI Grid Coordinates Listing
1 1 Carrauntoohil
Highest in Munster
MacGillycuddy's Reeks Munster Kerry 1,039 1,039 400 78 V804 844 W 9 44 33.695  N 51 59 58.021 Real Munro, Furth, P600, Marilyn, Hewitt, Vandeleur-Lynam, Arderin, MountainViews
2 13  Lugnaquilla
Highest in Leinster
Wicklow Mountains Leinster Wicklow 925 905 1,700 56 T032 917 W 6 27 52.327  N 52 58 1.052 Real Munro, Furth, P600, Marilyn, Hewitt, Vandeleur-Lynam, Arderin, MountainViews
3 14  Galtymore Galty Mountains Munster Limerick 918 898 1,000 74 R878 238 W 8 10 44.941  N 52 21 57.545 Real Munro, Furth, P600, Marilyn, Hewitt, Vandeleur-Lynam, Arderin, MountainViews
3 14  Galtymore Galty Mountains Munster Tipperary 918 898 1,000 74 R878 238 W 8 10 44.941  N 52 21 57.545 Real Munro, Furth, P600, Marilyn, Hewitt, Vandeleur-Lynam, Arderin, MountainViews
5 19  Slieve Donard
Highest in Ulster
Mourne Mountains Ulster Down 850 822 1,000 29 J357 277 W 5 55 15.234  N 54 10 48.856 P600, Marilyn, Hewitt, Vandeleur-Lynam, Arderin, MountainViews
6 34  Mweelrea
Highest in Connacht
Mweelrea Mountains Connacht Mayo 814 779 1,500 37 L789 668 W 9 49 49.289  N 53 38 14.065 P600, Marilyn, Hewitt, Vandeleur-Lynam, Arderin, MountainViews
7 44  Mount Leinster Blackstairs Mountains Leinster Carlow 794 706 1,800 68 S827 525 W 6 46 49.302  N 52 37 5.364 P600, Marilyn, Hewitt, Vandeleur-Lynam, Arderin, MountainViews
7 44  Mount Leinster Blackstairs Mountains Leinster Wexford 794 706 1,800 68 S827 525 W 6 46 49.302  N 52 37 5.364 P600, Marilyn, Hewitt, Vandeleur-Lynam, Arderin, MountainViews
9 46  Knockmealdown Knockmealdown Mountains Munster Waterford 792 683 900 74 S058 084 W 7 54 57.209  N 52 13 40.446 P600, Marilyn, Hewitt, Vandeleur-Lynam, Arderin, MountainViews
10 73  Kippure Dublin/Wicklow Mountains Leinster Wicklow 757 262 3,300 56 O116 154 W 6 19 54.782  N 53 10 41.302 Marilyn, Hewitt, Vandeleur-Lynam, Arderin, MountainViews
11 76  Errigal Derryveagh Mountains Ulster Donegal 751 688 1,400 1 B928 207 W 8 06 46.739  N 55 02 3.624 P600, Marilyn, Hewitt, Vandeleur-Lynam, Arderin, MountainViews
12 88 Benbaun Twelve Bens Connacht Galway 729 684 900 37 L786 539 W 9 49 54.340  N 53 31 16.455 P600, Marilyn, Hewitt, Vandeleur-Lynam, Arderin, MountainViews
13 104  Knockboy Shehy Mountains Munster Cork/ Kerry 706 685 600 85 W005 620 W 9 26 36.402  N 51 48 9.072 P600, Marilyn, Hewitt, Vandeleur-Lynam, Arderin, MountainViews
14 140  Sawel Sperrin Mountains Ulster Derry 678 657 1,800 13 H618 973 W 7 02 22.072  N 54 49 11.082 P600, Marilyn, Hewitt, Vandeleur-Lynam, Arderin, MountainViews
15 140  Sawel Sperrin Mountains Ulster Tyrone 678 657 1,800 13 H618 973 W 7 02 22.072  N 54 49 11.082 P600, Marilyn, Hewitt, Vandeleur-Lynam, Arderin, MountainViews
16 164  Cuilcagh Breifne Mountains Ulster Cavan 665 570 2,600 26 H123 281 W 7 48 41.198  N 54 12 3.500 Marilyn, Hewitt, Vandeleur-Lynam, Arderin, MountainViews
17 164 Cuilcagh Breifne Mountains Ulster Fermanagh 665 570 2,600 26 H123 281 W 7 48 41.198  N 54 12 3.500 Marilyn, Hewitt, Vandeleur-Lynam, Arderin, MountainViews
18 198 Truskmore Dartry Mountains Connacht Sligo 647 560 500 16 G759 473 W 8 22 17.844  N 54 22 27.148 Marilyn, Hewitt, Vandeleur-Lynam, Arderin, MountainViews
19 234 Truskmore SE Cairn Dartry Mountains Connacht Leitrim 631 0 500 16 G763 471 W 8 21 54.56 N 54 22 19.23 (not listed)
20 318  Slieve Foye Cooley Mountains Leinster Louth 589 494 800 29&36A J169 120 W 6 12 58.318  N 54 02 36.257 Marilyn, Arderin, MountainViews
21 353 Slieve Gullion Cooley Mountains Ulster Armagh 573 478 4,300 29 J025 203 W 6 26 0.545  N 54 07 18.760 Marilyn, Arderin, MountainViews
22 420 Trostan Antrim Hills Ulster Antrim 550 515 2,500 9 D179 236 W 6 09 19.313  N 55 02 44.690 Marilyn, Arderin, MountainViews
23 466  Moylussa Slieve Bernagh Munster Clare 532 502 2,200 58 R648 759 W 8 31 20.488  N 52 50 0.623 Marilyn, Arderin, MountainViews
24 479 Arderin Slieve Bloom Leinster Laois 527 420 1,200 54 S232 989 W 7 39 15.208  N 53 02 26.099 Marilyn, Arderin, MountainViews
25 479 Arderin Slieve Bloom Leinster Offaly 527 420 1,200 54 S232 989 W 7 39 15.208  N 53 02 26.099 Marilyn, Arderin, MountainViews
26 518 Brandon Hill South Midlands (Brandon Hill) Leinster Kilkenny 515 450 5,600 68 S697 402 W 6 58 26.978  N 52 30 35.161 Marilyn, Arderin, MountainViews
27 811 Seltannasaggart Arigna Mountains Connacht Roscommon 428 137 600 26 G901 201 W 8 8 36 N 54 7 21 (not listed)
28 1000 Cupidstown Hill Wicklow Mountains Leinster Kildare 379 54 2,600 50 O005 205 W 6 29 32.84 N 53 13 33.57 (not listed)
29 1014 Slieve Beagh Fermanagh/ S. Tyrone Ulster Monaghan 373 285 800 18 H523 426 W 7° 15 10.80 N 54 19 8.40 Marilyn
30 1206 Carn Clonhugh
(Corn Hill)
North Midlands Leinster Longford 278 203 14,000 34 N187 842 W 7 42 52 N 53 48 28 Marilyn
31 1211 Slieve na Calliagh North Midlands Leinster Meath 276 171 11,800 42 N586 775 53 44 40 N 7 06 42 W Marilyn
32 1262 Mullaghmeen North Midlands Leinster Westmeath 258 146 3,300 41 N469 793 53 45 41 N 7 17 15 W (not listed)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ MountainViews was created in 2002 by Simon Stewart as a non-profit online database for climbers in Ireland to document and catalogue their Irish climbs.[2] Its main data feed is taken from the Ordnance Survey Ireland ("OSI"), however, it also integrates other established Irish mountain databases such as a the Paul Tempan Loganim Irish Placenames Database.[3] Collins Press published its Online Datase in 2013 in the book: A Guide to Ireland's Mountain Summits: The Vandeleur-Lynams & the Arderins.[4] MountainViews is also partnered with the important Database of British and Irish Hills ("DoBIH"), which is the main live database for the categorisation of mountains and hills in the British Isles.
  2. ^ Ranking of the mountain or hill in this table of Ireland's highest County Tops
  3. ^ Ranking used by the Irish MountainViews Online Database against all Irish mountains or hills, and based on the Vandeleur-Lynam classification requiring a peak to be at least 15 metres (49 ft) in prominence.
  4. ^ This is not topographic isolation, but is the distance to the nearest mountain of any height, but with a minimum prominence of 15 metres (49 ft), as per the Irish MountainViews Online Database

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Simon Stewart (2004). "Highest points by county in Ireland". MountainViews.
  2. ^ "MountainViews.ie, a hillwalking resource for Ireland". Mountaineering Ireland (Irish Mountaineering Council). 2014.
  3. ^ Simon Stewart (2018). "MountainViews Sources and Credits". MountainViews.ie.
  4. ^ Mountainviews, (September 2013), "A Guide to Ireland's Mountain Summits: The Vandeleur-Lynams & the Arderins", Collins Books, Cork, ISBN 978-1-84889-164-7

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