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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 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. 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
Ireland location provinces.svg
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