Cast your vote for your favourite Irish mountain

Hill Walker on Slieve Foye, Cooley Mountains

Ok folks, we are looking to find out what is Ireland’s favourite Mountain and we are asking you to cast your vote.

Is it one of the Iconic Mountains of Ireland such as Errigal, Croagh Patrick or Ben Bulben?

Is it one of the provincial high-points such as Mweelrea, Slieve Donard, Lugnaquilla or Carrauntoohil, the highest in the country?

Is it something off the beaten track, perhaps a remote isolated mountain like Slieve Carr or one shrouded in folklore like Slieve Gullion?

Whichever it is, please do take a minute to vote for your favourite.
If your favourite isn’t on the list, let us know what it is in the comments section below and we’ll add it to the poll.

What is your favourite Irish Mountain

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26 comments on “Cast your vote for your favourite Irish mountain

  1. Knocknadobar says:

    Knocknadobar is my favourite

  2. paulocon says:

    Hi there,

    We’ve added Knocknadobar as an option.

  3. Joanna says:

    Hungry Hill Beara

  4. Nick Caffrey says:

    Hungry Hill is the best and most beautiful, summer or winter!

  5. cch says:

    Hungry, Hungry Hill!

  6. deecee70 says:

    Hungry Hill

  7. Anna Holloway says:

    I’ve a great love for Diamond Hill in the National Park in Letterfrack. I believe its Irish name is Bengooria.

  8. My faourites would include Corranabinnia SW, Devilsmother and Devilsmother N Top, Hungry Hill, Benbreen (Central), Coomnahorna — all because they have essential isolation, wilderness. Some of the tops suggested really don’t cut it in my view. Mount Leinster? masts, road, fence? Great Sugarloaf, convenient quartzite certainly but path and litter ridden and hardly in the same league as Mweelrea?

  9. paulocon says:

    Some great suggestions there Simon and I think it’s fair to say that few people would have the knowledge of the hills and mountains of Ireland that you do.

    It would be really interesting to hear people’s reasons for voting as they did. I suppose we all have a different take on what makes a mountain appealing to us, from isolation through to aesthetics, sentimentality, familiarity etc.

  10. paulocon says:

    Some great and worthy suggestions there Simon and I think it’s fair to say that few people would have the knowledge of the hills and mountains of Ireland that you do.

    It would be really interesting to hear people’s reasons for voting as they did. I suppose we all have a different take on what makes a mountain appealing to us, from isolation through to aesthetics, sentimentality, familiarity etc.

  11. paulocon says:

    Lovely shot. We covered Errigal in our ‘Iconic Mountains’ series. You can see the article at: http://www.walkingandhikingireland.com/irelands-iconic-mountains-number-1-errigal/

  12. paulocon says:

    Haven’t been Anna but I believe the views from Diamond Hill are superb.

  13. Can’t beat Achill! — Croughaun all the way!

  14. paulocon says:

    Achill is pretty special alright Tommy and Croughaun is one on our list for 2013. Will hopefully have an article on it during the year. Really looking forward to the enjoying the stunning landscape of the island again.

    Also a big fan of Slievemore which we featured recently on the website at: http://www.walkingandhikingireland.com/walking-irelands-iconic-mountains-number-4-slievemore/

  15. lennyantonelli says:

    I don’t think there’s anything quite like Mweelrea in Ireland. I’m not sure any other mountain in Ireland can offer everything it does: a remote location surrounded by wild beaches, Clew Bay, Killary fjord, endless mountains and the islands of Clare, Inshturk and Inishbofin. What really makes it special though, is those 300m crags and cliffs that hang from it, making it a treacherous walk unless visibility is good. I’d give Croaghaun a close second — I reckon the walk out to Saddle Head from Annagh strand and up to Lough Bunafreva West is the best I’ve ever doen.

  16. paulocon says:

    Thanks for voting Lenny and for the great outline of your reason for doing so! I have been told that the views from Mweelrea are supposedly the best in Ireland. I’m suprised it’s not higher in the poll but I suppose it’s not one that everyone would feel confident tackling. Plenty of support for Croaghaun, will hopefully get a walk on it over the summer.

  17. Admit bias but just love Lugnaquilla. So many routes up and the fact that Dublin is only 50ks away makes it even more amazing given the views and solitude. Also the fact that it probably gets more snow than any other summit means it has a place in our hearts!

  18. paulocon says:

    I can vouch for the views from Lug – it’s a fantastic platform for viewing the Wicklow Mountains and the wider landscape. Has the most recent covering of snow melted yet?

  19. Theresa McDonald says:

    Croaghaun Mountain on Achill Island is tops!
    Achill Archaeological Field School

  20. Larissa says:

    Tountinna! small but mighty beautiful ))

  21. Pam says:

    Hungry Hill Beara

  22. Pam says:

    Hungry Hill

  23. paulocon says:

    Having now done both Croaghaun and Slievemore, it’s nearly impossible to pick one over the other. Both are stunning mountains with unbeatable views!

  24. eilis woods says:

    cant beat errigal ….. it is the one thing that is constantly in our lives, always there when u need a climb, not too arduous, sometimes it looks close then at times it looks far off, but one things for sure when you are on top ,you feel on top of the world.

  25. paulocon says:

    Lovely comment Eilis!

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