Extreme points of Ireland

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This is a list of the extreme points of Ireland – the points that are farthest north, south, east or west in Ireland. It includes the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Often the term "Malin to Mizen" is used when encompassing the entire island from north to south. The geographical centre of Ireland is 8.85 kilometres north-northwest of Athlone Town.[1]

Whole island

A physical map of Ireland

Including islands

Points:

Settlements:

Mainland only

Points:

  • Northernmost point: Banba's Crown (the tip of Malin Head), Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland (Latitude: 55° 23′ 4″ N)
  • Southernmost point: Brow Head (near Mizen Head), County Cork, Republic of Ireland (Latitude: 51° 26′ 52″ N)
  • Westernmost point: Dunmore Head, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Republic of Ireland at V 3014 9804 (Longitude: 10° 28′ 46″ W)
  • Easternmost point: Burr Point, Ards Peninsula, County Down, Northern Ireland (Longitude: 5° 25′ 58″ W)

Settlements:

  • Northernmost settlement: Ballyhillin, Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland
  • Southernmost settlement: Crookhaven, County Cork, Republic of Ireland
  • Westernmost settlement: Dunquin, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Republic of Ireland
  • Easternmost settlement: Portavogie, Ards Peninsula, County Down, Northern Ireland

Altitude

  • Highest point: Carrauntoohil, County Kerry, Republic of Ireland (1,041 m / 3,466 ft)
  • Highest settlement: Meelin, County Cork, Republic of Ireland (254 m / 832 ft)
  • Lowest point: North Slob, County Wexford, Republic of Ireland (-3 m / -10  ft)

Many points are on, or near sea level, but due to high rainfall, there are no natural dry pieces of land below sea level - see rivers and loughs below.

Republic of Ireland

The Republic of Ireland (blue)

Including islands

Mainland only

  • Northernmost point: Banba's Crown (the tip of Malin Head), Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal
  • Northernmost settlement: Ballyhillin, Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal
  • Southernmost point: Brow Head (near Mizen Head), County Cork
  • Southernmost settlement: Crookhaven, County Cork
  • Westernmost point: Dunmore Head, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry
  • Westernmost settlement: Dunquin, County Kerry
  • Easternmost point: Wicklow Head, County Wicklow
  • Easternmost settlement: Wicklow, County Wicklow

Altitude

Many points are on, or near sea level, but due to high rainfall, there are no natural dry pieces of land below sea level - see rivers and lochs below.

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland (green)

Including islands

Mainland only

Altitude

  • Highest point: Slieve Donard, County Down (850 m / 2,789 ft)
  • Highest settlement:Greencastle, County Tyrone (188 m / 617 ft)

Many points are on, or near sea level, but due to high rainfall, there are no natural dry pieces of land below sea level.

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-02-28. Retrieved 2016-02-07. 

See also

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