List of mountains in Ireland

For information about Mountains in Northern Ireland, see List of mountains in Northern Ireland.
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 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] classifies a mountain as being above 500m, but also maintains a number of lists of hills below this threshold.[6]

Highest peaks

Macgillycuddy's Reeks (Na Cruacha Dubha)

# Peak Other names Height Listing
1CarrauntoohilCorrán Tuathail1,038m[7] Furth
2Binn ChaorachBeenkeragh, Benkeeragh1,010m[8]Furth
3Cathair na FéinneCaher1,001m[9]Furth
4Cnoc na PéisteKnocknapeasta988m[10] Furth
5Cathair ThiarCaher West975m[11] Furth
6Maolán Buí-973m[12] Furth
7The BonesCarrauntoohil Tooth, Knockoughter959m[13] Furth
8Cnoc an Chuillinn-958m[14] Furth
9An Gunna MórThe Big Gun939m[15] Furth
10Cruach Mhór-932m[16] Furth

Elsewhere in Ireland

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

List by province

Provinces of Ireland
Cúigí na hÉireann





See also


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