List of Irish counties by highest point

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This is a list of Irish counties by their highest point. These are most commonly known as county high points but are also sometimes referred to as county tops and county peaks.[1][2] 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 high points. This list is generated from the Irish MountainViews Online Database (October 2018 edition), and the overall ranking of an Irish County High Point 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.[3] The four Irish provincial tops, more also referred to as province high points,[1][4] are also listed. The listings of Irish county high points under the definitions of Irish mountains (e.g. Furths, Marilyn, Arderins), are also provided.

The list of Irish county and provincial high points contains four of Ireland's five Real Munros, and 14 of Ireland's 25 P600 "Major" mountains.

Ireland's County High Points is one of 16 sub-lists which together comprise the complete list of 188 Irish major geographical high points.[5][1]

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  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).
# = Rank Table[a]
H = Height
Irish County and Provincial Tops[3] (MountainViews Online Database[b], October 2018)
# Rank Over­all[c] Name Parent range/​Area Pro­vince County H (m) Prom. (m) Isola­tion[d] (m) Topo Map OSI/​OSNI Grid Coordi​nates Listing
01 0001 Carraun­toohil
Highest in Munster
MacGilly­cuddy's Reeks Munster Kerry 1,039 1,039 00,400 78 V804 844 W 9 44 33.695
N 51 59 58.021
Real Munro, Furth, P600, Marilyn, Hewitt, Vandeleur-Lynam, Arderin, MountainViews
02 0013  Lugnaquilla
Highest in Leinster
Wicklow Mountains Leinster Wicklow 0,925 0,905 01,700 56 T032 917 W 6 27 52.327
N 52 58 1.052
Real Munro, Furth, P600, Marilyn, Hewitt, Vandeleur-Lynam, Arderin, MountainViews
03-4 0014  Galtymore Galty Mountains Munster Limerick 0,918 0,898 01,000 74 R878 238 W 8 10 44.941
N 52 21 57.545
Real Munro, Furth, P600, Marilyn, Hewitt, Vandeleur-Lynam, Arderin, MountainViews
03-4 0014  Galtymore Galty Mountains Munster Tipperary 0,918 0,898 01,000 74 R878 238 W 8 10 44.941
N 52 21 57.545
Real Munro, Furth, P600, Marilyn, Hewitt, Vandeleur-Lynam, Arderin, MountainViews
05 0019  Slieve Donard
Highest in Ulster
Mourne Mountains Ulster Down 0,850 0,822 01,000 29 J357 277 W 5 55 15.234
N 54 10 48.856
P600, Marilyn, Hewitt, Vandeleur-Lynam, Arderin, MountainViews
06 0034  Mweelrea
Highest in Connacht
Mweelrea Mountains Connacht Mayo 0,814 0,779 01,500 37 L789 668 W 9 49 49.289
N 53 38 14.065
P600, Marilyn, Hewitt, Vandeleur-Lynam, Arderin, MountainViews
07-8 0044  Mount Leinster Blackstairs Mountains Leinster Carlow 0,794 0,706 01,800 68 S827 525 W 6 46 49.302
N 52 37 5.364
P600, Marilyn, Hewitt, Vandeleur-Lynam, Arderin, MountainViews
07-8 0044  Mount Leinster Blackstairs Mountains Leinster Wexford 0,794 0,706 01,800 68 S827 525 W 6 46 49.302
N 52 37 5.364
P600, Marilyn, Hewitt, Vandeleur-Lynam, Arderin, MountainViews
09 0046  Knockmeal­down Knockmeal­down Mountains Munster Waterford 0,792 0,683 00,900 74 S058 084 W 7 54 57.209
N 52 13 40.446
P600, Marilyn, Hewitt, Vandeleur-Lynam, Arderin, MountainViews
10 0073  Kippure Wicklow Mountains Leinster Dublin 0,757 0,262 03,300 56 O116 154 W 6 19 54.782
N 53 10 41.302
Marilyn, Hewitt, Vandeleur-Lynam, Arderin, MountainViews
11 0076  Errigal Derryveagh Mountains Ulster Donegal 0,751 0,688 01,400 01 B928 207 W 8 06 46.739
N 55 02 3.624
P600, Marilyn, Hewitt, Vandeleur-Lynam, Arderin, MountainViews
12 0088 Benbaun Twelve Bens Connacht Galway 0,729 0,684 00,900 37 L786 539 W 9 49 54.340
N 53 31 16.455
P600, Marilyn, Hewitt, Vandeleur-Lynam, Arderin, MountainViews
13 0104  Knockboy Shehy Mountains Munster Cork 0,706 0,685 00,600 85 W005 620 W 9 26 36.402
N 51 48 9.072
P600, Marilyn, Hewitt, Vandeleur-Lynam, Arderin, MountainViews
14-15 0140  Sawel Sperrin Mountains Ulster Derry 0,678 0,657 01,800 13 H618 973 W 7 02 22.072
N 54 49 11.082
P600, Marilyn, Hewitt, Vandeleur-Lynam, Arderin, MountainViews
14-15 0140  Sawel Sperrin Mountains Ulster Tyrone 0,678 0,657 01,800 13 H618 973 W 7 02 22.072
N 54 49 11.082
P600, Marilyn, Hewitt, Vandeleur-Lynam, Arderin, MountainViews
16-17 0164  Cuilcagh Breifne Mountains Ulster Cavan 0,665 0,570 02,600 26 H123 281 W 7 48 41.198
N 54 12 3.500
Marilyn, Hewitt, Vandeleur-Lynam, Arderin, MountainViews
16-17 0164 Cuilcagh Breifne Mountains Ulster Fermanagh 0,665 0,570 02,600 26 H123 281 W 7 48 41.198
N 54 12 3.500
Marilyn, Hewitt, Vandeleur-Lynam, Arderin, MountainViews
18 0198 Truskmore Dartry Mountains Connacht Sligo 0,647 0,560 00,500 16 G759 473 W 8 22 17.844
N 54 22 27.148
Marilyn, Hewitt, Vandeleur-Lynam, Arderin, MountainViews
19 0234 Truskmore SE Cairn Dartry Mountains Connacht Leitrim 0,631 0,000 00,500 16 G763 471 W 8 21 54.56
N 54 22 19.23
(not listed)
20 0318  Slieve Foye Cooley Mountains Leinster Louth 0,589 0,494 00,800 29&​36A J169 120 W 6 12 58.318
N 54 02 36.257
Marilyn, Arderin, MountainViews
21 0353 Slieve Gullion Cooley Mountains Ulster Armagh 0,573 0,478 04,300 29 J025 203 W 6 26 0.545
N 54 07 18.760
Marilyn, Arderin, MountainViews
22 0420 Trostan Antrim Hills Ulster Antrim 0,550 0,515 02,500 09 D179 236 W 6 09 19.313
N 55 02 44.690
Marilyn, Arderin, MountainViews
23 0466  Moylussa Slieve Bernagh Munster Clare 0,532 0,502 02,200 58 R648 759 W 8 31 20.488
N 52 50 0.623
Marilyn, Arderin, MountainViews
24-25 0479 Arderin Slieve Bloom Leinster Laois 0,527 0,420 01,200 54 S232 989 W 7 39 15.208
N 53 02 26.099
Marilyn, Arderin, MountainViews
24-25 0479 Arderin Slieve Bloom Leinster Offaly 0,527 0,420 01,200 54 S232 989 W 7 39 15.208
N 53 02 26.099
Marilyn, Arderin, MountainViews
26 0518 Brandon Hill South Midlands (Brandon Hill) Leinster Kilkenny 0,515 0,450 05,600 68 S697 402 W 6 58 26.978
N 52 30 35.161
Marilyn, Arderin, MountainViews
27 0811 Seltanna­saggart Arigna Mountains Connacht Roscommon 0,428 0,137 00,600 26 G901 201 W 8 8 36
N 54 7 21
(not listed)
28 1000 Cupidstown Hill Wicklow Mountains Leinster Kildare 0,379 0,054 02,600 50 O005 205 W 6 29 32.84
N 53 13 33.57
(not listed)
29 1014 Slieve Beagh Fermanagh/ S. Tyrone Ulster Monaghan 0,373 0,285 00,800 18 H523 426 W 7 15 10.80
N 54 19 8.40
Marilyn
30 1206 Carn Clonhugh
(Corn Hill)
North Midlands Leinster Longford 0,278 0,203 14,000 34 N187 842 W 7 42 52
N 53 48 28
Marilyn
31 1211 Slieve na Calliagh North Midlands Leinster Meath 0,276 0,171 11,800 42 N586 775 W 7 06 42
N 53 44 40
Marilyn
32 1262 Mullagh­meen North Midlands Leinster Westmeath 0,258 0,146 03,300 41 N469 793 W 7 17 15
N 53 45 41
(not listed)

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Ranking of the mountain or hill in this table of Ireland's highest County Tops
  2. ^ 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.[6] Its main data feed is taken from the Ordnance Survey Ireland ("OSI"), however, it also integrates other established Irish mountain databases such as the Paul Tempan Logainm Irish Placenames Database.[7] Collins Press published its Online Datase in 2013 in the book: A Guide to Ireland's Mountain Summits: The Vandeleur-Lynams & the Arderins.[8] 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.
  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 c Kieron Gribbon (3 October 2012). Ireland's County High Points: A Walking Guide. The Collins Press. ISBN 978-1848891401.
  2. ^ Kieron Gribbon (2015). "Ireland's County High Points". High Point Ireland. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  3. ^ a b Simon Stewart (2004). "Highest points by county in Ireland". MountainViews.
  4. ^ Kieron Gribbon (2015). "Ireland's Province High Points". High Point Ireland. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  5. ^ Kieron Gribbon (2015). "Ireland's Major Geographical High Points". High Point Ireland. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  6. ^ "MountainViews.ie, a hillwalking resource for Ireland". Mountaineering Ireland (Irish Mountaineering Council). 2014.
  7. ^ Simon Stewart (2018). "MountainViews Sources and Credits". MountainViews.ie.
  8. ^ 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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