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High Points of Ireland

Ireland High Points list

Below you will find a list of the highest point in each county of Ireland

The table is laid out alphabetically by county. If there’s a link on the mountain name that means I’ve hiked it and the link will bring you to the relevant blog post.

I’ve also assigned a completely subjective rating to the mountains based on my experience on the day.

Ultimately, almost all of these mountains are worthy of a visit, either in and of themselves, or because they are situated in beautiful areas. Trostan in Antrim, for example, is a pleasant walk with great views that can be accessed via a fantastic coastal drive from Larne. Further, Trostan is located in an area with a wealth of attractions like the Glens of Antrim and the Giant’s Causway.

Sligo’s Truskmore gets a star in spite of having to acces it by slogging up a steep access road,  because the surrounding Gleniff Valley and nearby Benbulbin and Benwiskin are sights to behold.

No Star: A hill for the dedicated peak bagger
* :A good mountain in it’s category
** : An excellent mountain worth a detour
*** : An exceptional mountain worth a specific journey

County Mountain Name Height (metres) OS 1:50k map My Rating
Antrim Trostan 550 9 *
Armagh Slieve Gullion 573 29 **
Carlow Mount Leinster 795 68 *
Cavan Cuilcagh 665 26 *
Clare Moylussa 532 58 *
Cork Knockboy 706 85 *
Donegal Errigal 751 1 ***
Down Slieve Donard 850 29 ***
Dublin Kippure 757 56 *
Fermanagh Cuilcagh 665 26 *
Galway Binn Bhán (Ben Baun) 729 37 ***
Kerry Carrauntoohil 1039 78 ***
Kildare Cupidstown Hill 379 50
Kilkenny Brandon Hill 515 68 *
Laois Arderin 527 54 **
Leitrim Truskmore SE Top 647 16 *
Limerick Galtymore 919 74 **
Derry Sawel 678 13 *
Longford Corn Hill 278 34
Louth Slieve Foye 589 29&36A **
Mayo Mweelrea 814 37 ***
Meath Lough Crew/ Slieve Na Calliagh 279 42 **
Monaghan Slieve Beagh East 366 18 *
Offaly Arderin 527 54 **
Roscommon Corrie Mountain (Seltanasaggart) 422 26
Sligo Truskmore 647 16 *
Tipperary Galtymore 919 74 **
Tyrone Sawel 678 13 *
Waterford Knockmealdown 794 74 **
Westmeath Mullaghmeen 258 41 *
Wexford Mount Leinster 795 68 *
Wicklow Lugnaquilla 925 56 **
24 Comments leave one →
  1. Eva Dearie permalink
    January 16, 2011 9:28 am

    I have started to do this too…… delighted to have found your website as it will be so helpful over the year!

    • January 16, 2011 8:55 pm

      Hi Eva, hope the blog helps, you have lots of great walks to look forward to. If i can be of any help let me know. Murray

  2. Darren Maloney permalink
    February 24, 2012 3:45 pm

    Hi Murray,

    Myself and my mate completed all County peaks last weekend and by chance ended up finishing in Cork like yourself. We came across your web page early on in our journey and it was invaluable throughout. Just wanted to send you a message to say “Thanks” for all the information you posted. It has helped us achieve our own climbing goals and maybe even wetted the appetite to venture abroad! I’ve put together a youtube video of our climbs! Thanks again Darren

    • February 27, 2012 9:51 am

      Hi Darren,

      Thanks for your message, I’m really delighted to think that my posts might have been some help to your adventure.

      Visiting the County Tops is a great project, isn’t it? I like your photos, they brought back lots of memories. It looks like you had a lot of similarly shite weather as me 🙂

      Well done on completing the tops, have you logged your progress on

      Have you another project lined up? Good luck with it!


  3. Margaret permalink
    September 20, 2012 12:52 pm

    2012 is my year for climbing to all the county highs. I have 19 complete with 7 more to go. I started on New Year Day in Kerry & will finish in my home county Westmeath before Xmas. Last weekend I headed north stopping at Carnbane East in Meath on Friday, on to Carlingford & climb Slieve Foye Sat morning & Slieve Donard in the afternoon. Sunday was in Antrim for Trostan. Great fun… Mighy Mweelrea is next on the list.

    • September 25, 2012 9:14 am

      Hi Margaret,

      It sounds like you are making great progress, that sure was a busy weekend up north! Hope you get a nice clear day for Mweelrea.


  4. Mary Davies permalink
    August 30, 2014 9:28 am

    Thanks for this! We are enjoying walking the county tops too! Enjoyed that video, lugnaquilla in the snow looked lovely.

  5. jarlath permalink
    January 4, 2015 7:19 pm

    giving the ones in Ulster a crack first and see how we go with Slieveanorra ramblers

  6. Thomas permalink
    June 9, 2015 8:33 pm

    Many thanks for pulling this together. Plan on giving it ago.

  7. Sheila permalink
    August 5, 2016 8:53 pm

    Hello Murray
    Still doing the highest points. Thanks again to your blog . Its 3 .5 yesrs on we are doing Mt Lenister tomorrow. Looking forward to it and remembering you and your little girl and my son. Best wishes Sheila

    • August 8, 2016 10:57 am

      Hi Sheila,
      Thanks so much, glad to hear you are progressing through the list!


  8. cathal flood permalink
    June 5, 2017 12:25 am

    Hi There. I am taking your county hills challenge and raising money for aware in the process in a series of personal challenges. Thanks for your guiding light on my walks so far. This site has been very useful. 9 climbs done so far. One Ben Wiskin I did by accident going down to Truskmore haha. Anyway thanks…Just did Seltanasaggart today. As an environmental Science student, I found it very interesting too.

    • June 6, 2017 9:00 am

      Hi Cathal,

      Glad to hear you are getting benefit from the site, it’s a few years old now but I guess mountains don’t change that quickly!

      Good luck with your adventure.


      On Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 12:25 AM, Walking Ireland's County Tops wrote:


  9. Scott Bahantka permalink
    October 31, 2017 1:31 am

    Is there a guide book for this venture?

  10. October 31, 2017 9:32 am

    This book by Kieron Gribbon is your best bet if you are looking for a printed book covering the peaks.

  11. Aislinn permalink
    January 8, 2018 10:50 am

    Thanks for putting together a great and informative blog Murray, its still inspiring people up the hills. I am two down (Slieve Gullion and Slieve Foye) 24 to go, with Kippure in the plans for next weekend and working my way towards Carrauntoohill later in the summer.

    • January 8, 2018 1:17 pm

      Hey Aislinn, delighted to hear the blog is being of help. Enjoy the adventure!


      • Aislinn Collins permalink
        January 15, 2018 12:34 pm

        I am enjoying it so far, Kippure done and dusted too.

  12. Mairead Moylan permalink
    February 10, 2019 11:52 am

    Would love to do the highest peaks in Ireland. I have carontohil,Errigal,galtys done.

  13. December 14, 2019 9:03 pm

    Good post. I learn something totally new and challenging
    on sites I stumbleupon everyday. It’s always helpful to read articles from other writers and practice something from other sites.


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