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Whether for the view or for the challenge, climbing the mountainous peaks in Ireland is the best way to experience more of this beautiful region. But with 15 to choose from, it can be tough to know which peak to proceed with. That’s why we’ve collected the best peaks and summits in Ireland for you here — so you can easily add one to your next adventure.

The top 15 peaks in Ireland

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    1

    Carrauntoohill

    Hiking Highlight

    The Carrauntoohil is with 1,038m the highest mountain in Ireland. Perched on top of a 2014 newly built wooden cross from where you have in beautiful weather, a fantastic view …

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    Diamond Hill

    Hiking Highlight

    Diamond Hill (Irish: Binn Ghuaire, "Guaire's summit") stands out with its 442m prominently between the Ballinakill Harbor in the west and the Twelve Bens mountain range in the east. It …

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    3

    Mullagh More

    Hiking Highlight

    Here you walk almost alone. There are several well marked trails, we did the blue. The entire trail is rocky, sometimes you even have to climb. As it rained heavily …

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    4

    Mount Brandon

    Hiking Highlight

    In good weather great views over the Dingle peninsula and the coast.

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    The summit is easy to reach, as long stretches of the climb are laid out with wooden floorboards.

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    Djouce Peak

    Hiking Highlight

    Djouce Peak is located on Wicklow Way. Great views, even as far as Dublin Bay.

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    Knockomagh Hill

    Hiking Highlight

    Cool down with a saltwater swim after your hike. Knockomagh overlooks Lough Hyne, arguably the best open water swimming spot in Ireland.
    There are normally loads of swimmers in the Lough and many swim there every day of the year.

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    8

    Carrauntoohil

    Mountaineering Highlight

    Forget what you know about other 1,000m-mountains, scaling Ireland’s highest peak, Carrauntoohill, one of the Reeks District Big Five, is tougher than you think.

    There are a number of routes …

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    9

    Killiney Hill

    Hiking Highlight

    Easy walk spot close to Dalkey/Killiney, with panoramic views over Killiney Bay, into the Irish sea and on a particularly clear day, sometimes Wales may be seen. Bray Head on the south of the bay and Wicklow mountains also feature.

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    Gipfel des Hungry Hill

    Hiking Highlight

    Great panoramic views of the Beara peninsula and mountain ranges to the east of the Hungry Hills. The summit is marked by a survey point. Behind some rocky outcrops, you'll …

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    11

    Cullentragh Mountain

    Hiking Highlight

    Panoramic views. South-West to Glenmalure Valley and Lugnaquilla Mountain (highest Mountain in Ireland outside of Kerry). North and North East, in the direction of Glendalough (but not into the valley- …

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    12

    Mishkis Mountain

    Hiking Highlight

    A really great view on both Castletownbere and Bere Island and in the other direction on Eyeries and Kilcatherine and the other peninsulas behind. We even spotted Skellig Michael.

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    Mullaghmesha

    Hiking Highlight

    There is parking for about two cars at a gate just above the point where the trail starts.

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    Gormú
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    14

    Cushbawn Mountain

    Hiking Highlight

    Some amazing scenic views around south Wicklow. Ideal to visit from Aughrim, or Brook Lodge Hotel in Macreddin Village. Hidden Gem.

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    Sugarloaf Mountain

    Hiking Highlight

    From Sugarloaf Mountain you can look down on the bay of Glangariff and in the other direction up to Bere-Iceland and Hungy Hill.

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