Southwest Ireland

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointCarrauntoohil (1039 m/3409 ft)
States/ProvincesCork (32%), Kerry (21%), Tipperary (18%), Limerick (12%), Waterford (8%), Kilkenny (6%), Laois (2%), Offaly (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area22,748 sq km / 8,783 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent194 km / 121 mi North-South
240 km / 149 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long52° 19' N; 8° 43' W
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Map of Southwest Ireland
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Southwest Ireland.
IrelandLevel 3 (Parent)
         Northeast IrelandLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Western IrelandLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Southwest IrelandLevel 4
         Southeast IrelandLevel 4 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Southwest Ireland

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange5
4.Cnoc na Péiste9883241 
5.Caher-West Top9753199 
6.Maolán Bui9733192 
7.Cnoc an Chuillin9583143 
8.The Bones9573140 
9.Mount Brandon9523123 
10.The Big Gun9393081 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.

Photos of Peaks in the Southwest Ireland


The craggy summit of Ireland's high point. Photo by Leon Firth (1993-07-03).
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Looking northeast from Knockboy TH, summit is beyond the first ridge in view. (2014-09-04). Photo by Ben Lostracco.
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Strickeen Mountain
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Looking southwest at the nipple peak of Strickeen with Carrauntoohil in the background (to the left) (2014-09-04). Photo by Ben Lostracco.
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