Mountains of Ireland

The following are Vandeleur-Lynam lists of separate mountains of Ireland exceeding 2000ft (609.6m) and 600m.

Acknowledgements to Mountaineering in Ireland by C.W.Wall, Federation of Mountaineering Clubs, 1976, and The Mountains of Ireland by Paddy Dillon, Cicerone Press, 1992. Also to Simon Stuart and his website for comprehensive information on all of Ireland’s mountains and their listings.

Slieve Donard by Aidy McGlynn, 850m

The main mountain ranges of Ulster are the Mournes, Sperrins, Croaghgorms and Derryveagh Mountains.

Lugnaquilla, 925m

Containing Lugnaquilla – lord of the Leinster mountains.

NameLocationHeight (metres)
Gullaba HillBeara Sh85 GR W005 681606
Castle Hill
Dingle Sh71 GR Q756 063
Sh71 GR Q756 063602
Remaining 600m summits taken from Arderins List
Mweelrea, 814m

The main mountainous areas are in the west of Connacht: the Twelve Bens, Maumturks, Mweelrea, Croagh Patrick, Nephin Beg, Ox Mountains, and Dartry Mountains.

Carrauntoohil, 1039m

Munster is home to Ireland’s highest mountain range the Na Cruacha Dubha, MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, with most of the sharpest ridges and the only peaks over 1000m.

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