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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 (910 m) in the British Isles outside Scotland that are regarded as separate mountains. 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 (610 m) high. In addition, some definitions also include a topographical prominence requirement, typically 100 feet (30 m) or 500 feet (150 m).

A number of lists are maintained by the Mountainviews.ie 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 600 m (2,000 ft) in height with a prominence of at least 15 m (50 ft), and the Arderins; a list of 404 mountains of at least 500 m (1,600 ft) in height with a prominence of at least 30 m (100 ft). These lists have been published in book form by Collins Press. Mountainviews.ie classifies a mountain as being above 500 m (1,600 ft), but also maintains a number of lists of hills below this threshold.

Highest peaks

Macgillycuddy's Reeks (Na Cruacha Dubha)

# Peak Other names Height Listing
1 Carrauntoohil Corrán Tuathail 1,038 m (3,406 ft) Furth
2 Binn Chaorach Beenkeragh, Benkeeragh 1,010 m (3,314 ft) Furth
3 Cathair na Féinne Caher 1,001 m (3,284 ft) Furth
4 Cnoc na Péiste Knocknapeasta 988 m (3,241 ft) Furth
5 Cathair Thiar Caher West 975 m (3,199 ft) Furth
6 Maolán Buí 973 m (3,192 ft) Furth
7 The Bones Carrauntoohil Tooth, Knockoughter 959 m (3,146 ft) Furth
8 Cnoc an Chuillinn 958 m (3,143 ft) Furth
9 An Gunna Mór The Big Gun 939 m (3,081 ft) Furth
10 Cruach Mhór 932 m (3,058 ft) Furth

Elsewhere in Ireland

# Peak Height Location Listing
1 Mount Brandon (Cnoc Bréanainn) 951 m (3,120 ft) Dingle Peninsula Mountains, County Kerry Furth
2 Lugnaquilla (Log na Coille) 925 m (3,035 ft) Wicklow Mountains, County Wicklow Furth
3 Galtymore (Cnoc Mór na nGaibhlte) 917 m (3,009 ft) Galty Mountains, County Tipperary County Limerick Furth
4 Slieve Donard (Sliabh Dónairt)* 852 m (2,795 ft) Mourne Mountains, County Down
5 Baurtregaum (Barr Trí gCom) 851 m (2,792 ft) Slieve Mish Mountains, County Kerry
6 Mullaghcleevaun (Mullach Cliabháin) 849 m (2,785 ft) Wicklow Mountains, County Wicklow
7 Mangerton (An Mhangarta) 839 m (2,753 ft) Mangerton Mountains, County Kerry
8 Caherconree (Cathair Conraoi) 835 m (2,740 ft) Slieve Mish Mountains, County Kerry
9 Purple Mountain (Sliabh Corcra) 832 m (2,730 ft) Purple Mountains, County Kerry
10 Beenoskee (Binn os Gaoith) 826 m (2,710 ft) Dingle Peninsula Mountains, County Kerry

List by province

Provinces of Ireland
Cúigí na hÉireann
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     Leinster     Munster     Connacht     Ulster

Munster

  • An Triúr Deirfiúr – County Kerry
  • Ballyhoura Mountains – Counties Cork and Limerick
  • Boggeragh Mountains – County Cork
    • Musheramore
  • Caha Mountains – County Cork
    • Hungry Hill
    • Sugarloaf (Cork)
  • Comeragh Mountains – County Waterford
    • Fauscoum
  • Derrynasaggart Mountains – County Cork
    • Mullaghanish
  • Devil's Bit – County Tipperary
  • Dingle Peninsula – County Kerry
    • Mount Brandon (952 m, 3,123 ft)
    • Beenoskee
    • Mount Eagle
  • Galty Mountains – Counties Cork, Limerick, Tipperary
    • Galtymore (917 m, 3,009 ft)
    • Temple Hill
  • Geokaun Mountain – County Kerry
  • Glanaruddery Mountains – County Kerry
  • Ivereagh Peninsula – County Kerry
    • Bentee
    • Stumpa Dúloigh
    • Mullaghanattin
    • Broaghnabinnia
  • Knockmealdown Mountains – Counties Tipperary and Waterford
    • Knockmealdown
    • Sugarloaf Hill (Knockmealdowns)
  • Macgillycuddy's Reeks – County Kerry
    • Carrauntoohil (1,038 m, 3,406 ft)
    • Knocknapeasta (988 m, 3,241 ft)
  • Mountains of East Kerry a.k.a. Mangerton Mountains – County Kerry
    • Mangerton Mountain (843 m, 2,766 ft)
    • Torc Mountain
  • Mount Gabriel – County Cork
  • Mullaghareirk Mountains – Counties Cork and Limerick
  • Purple Mountain – County Kerry
  • Shehy Mountains – Counties Cork and Kerry
    • Knockboy
  • Silvermine Mountains – Counties Tipperary and Limerick
    • Slievekimalta (Keeper Hill)
  • Paps of Anu (670 m, 2,198 ft) – County Kerry
  • Slieve Aughty – County Clare
  • Slieve Callan – County Clare
  • Slieve Mish Mountains – County Kerry
    • Baurtregaum (851 m, 2,792 ft)
    • Caherconree (835 m, 2,740 ft)
  • Slieve Miskish Mountains – County Cork
    • Knockoura
  • Slieveardagh Hills (340 m, 1,115 ft) – Counties Tipperary and Kilkenny
  • Slievenamon (719 m, 2,359 ft) – County Tipperary
  • Stack's Mountains – County Kerry

Leinster

  • Blackstairs Mountains – Counties Carlow and Wexford
    • Black Rock Mountain (536 m, 1,759 ft)
    • Blackstairs Mountain (735 m, 2,411 ft)
    • Croaghaun
    • Mount Leinster (795 m, 2,608 ft)
  • Brandon Hill (515 m, 1,690 ft) – County Kilkenny
  • Carn Clonhugh a.k.a. Corn Hill – County Longford
  • Cooley Mountains – County Louth
    • Clermont Carn
    • Slieve Foy (588 m, 1,929 ft)
  • Coppanagh – County Kilkenny
  • Croghan Hill (234 m, 768 ft) – County Offaly
  • Dalkey Hill (140 m, 459 ft) – County Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown (old County Dublin)
  • Faughan Hill – County Meath
  • Hill of Allen (206 m, 676 ft) – County Kildare
  • Hill of Ben – County Westmeath
  • Hill of Tara – County Meath
  • Hill of Uisneach (182 m, 597 ft) – County Westmeath
  • Hill of Ward – County Meath
  • Killiney Hill (153 m, 502 ft) – County Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown (old County Dublin)
  • Knockeyon – County Westmeath
  • Mount Alto – County Kilkenny
  • Mullaghmeen – County Westmeath
  • Naul Hills (122 m, 400 ft)
  • Slieveardagh Hills – County Kilkenny
    • Clomantagh Hill
    • Knocknamuck
  • Shielmartin Hill (163 m, 535 ft) – County Fingal (old County Dublin)
  • Slieve Bloom Mountains – Counties Laois and Offaly
    • Arderin (527 m, 1,729 ft)
    • Barcam
    • Baunreaghcong (509 m, 1,670 ft)
    • Carroll's Hill
    • Castleconor
    • Farbreague
    • Garraunbaun
    • Ridge of Capard
    • Stillbrook Hill (514 m, 1,686 ft)
    • Wolftrap Mountain
  • Slieveboy (420 m, 1,378 ft) – County Wexford
  • Slieve na Calliagh – County Meath
  • Wicklow Mountains
    • Annagh Hill
    • Camaderry (699 m, 2,293 ft)
    • Camenabologue
    • Carrick Mountain
    • Church Mountain a.k.a. Slieve Gad (543 m, 1,781 ft)
    • Cloghernagh (800 m, 2,625 ft)
    • Conavalla
    • Corrigasleggaun
    • Croghan Mountain
    • Cupidstown Hill (379 m, 1,243 ft)
    • Djouce (725 m, 2,379 ft)
    • Duff Hill (720 m, 2,362 ft)
    • Gravale (718 m, 2,356 ft)
    • Great Sugar Loaf (501 m, 1,644 ft)
    • Keadeen
    • Kilmashogue
    • Kippure (757 m, 2,484 ft)
    • Larch Hill
    • Little Sugar Loaf a.k.a. Giltspur Mountain (300 m, 984 ft)
    • Lobawn
    • Luggala a.k.a. Fancy Mountain
    • Lugnaquilla (924 m, 3,031 ft)
    • Maulin
    • Montpelier Hill (383 m, 1,257 ft)
    • Mullacor
    • Mullaghcleevaun (849 m, 2,785 ft)
    • Seefingan
    • Slievemaan (759 m, 2,490 ft)
    • Sugarloaf (West Wicklow)
    • Table Mountain
    • Tibradden Mountain (467 m, 1,532 ft)
    • Tonelagee (817 m, 2,680 ft)
    • Two Rock (536 m, 1,759 ft) and Three Rock (450 m, 1,476 ft)

Ulster

  • Antrim Hills* – County Antrim
    • Slemish
    • Tievebulliagh
  • Antrim Plateau* – County Londonderry
    • Binevenagh
    • Donald's Hill
  • Belfast Hills* – County Antrim
    • Black Mountain
    • Cavehill
    • Divis
  • Lisburn* – County Antrim
    • White Mountain
  • Belmore Mountain* – County Fermanagh
  • Bluestack Mountains a.k.a. Croaghgorms – County Donegal
    • Croaghgorm
  • Cuilcagh* and Benaughlin* – Counties Fermanagh and Cavan
  • Derryveagh Mountains – County Donegal
    • Aghla Beg
    • Aghla More
    • Ardloughnabrackbaddy
    • Crocknalaragagh
    • Errigal
    • Mackoght
    • Muckish
  • Inishowen
    • Slieve Snaght
  • Loughermore* – County Londonderry
  • Mourne Mountains* – County Down
    • Slieve Bearnagh
    • Slieve Binnian
    • Slieve Commedagh
    • Slieve Donard (850 m, 2,789 ft)
    • Slieve Muck
    • Ben Crom
  • Ouley Hill* – County Down
  • Slieve Beagh* – Counties Fermanagh, Tyrone, Monaghan
  • Slieve Croob* – County Down
  • Slieve Gullion* – County Armagh
  • Sliabh gCuircin* Camlough Mountain (423 m, 1,388 ft) – County Armagh
  • Slieve Rushen* – Counties Fermanagh and Cavan
  • Southwest Donegal – County Donegal
    • Slieve League
  • Sperrins* – Counties Londonderry and Tyrone
    • Benbradagh
    • Mullaghcarn
    • Mullaghmore
    • Sawel Mountain
    • Slieve Gallion

Connacht

  • Achill Island – County Mayo
    • Croaghaun
    • Slievemore (671 m, 2,201 ft)
  • Ben Gorm – County Mayo
  • Croagh Patrick (764 m, 2,507 ft) – County Mayo
  • Clare Island – County Mayo
    • Knockmore (462 m, 1,516 ft)
  • Curlew Mountains – Counties Sligo and Roscommon
  • Dartry Mountains – Counties Sligo and Leitrim
    • Benbulben
    • Truskmore
  • Knocknarea – County Sligo
  • Maumturks – County Galway
    • Letterbreckaun
    • Barrslievenaroy
    • BinnMhor
    • Corcogemore
    • Lackavrea
  • Mweelrea (814 m, 2,671 ft) – County Mayo
  • Nephin Beg Range – County Mayo
    • Nephin (806 m, 2,644 ft)
    • Nephin Beg (627 m, 2,057 ft)
    • Slieve Carr (721 m, 2,365 ft)
  • Ox Mountains – County Sligo
    • Knockalongy
    • Knocknashee
  • Partry Mountains – Counties Mayo and Galway
    • Devilsmother (645 m, 2,116 ft)
    • Maumtrasna – County Mayo
  • Sheeffry Range – County Mayo
    • Barrclashcame
  • Twelve Bens – County Galway
    • Benbaun
    • Bencorr
    • Binn Dubh
  • Errisbeg
  • Diamond Hill
  • Tully Mountain
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