Category: East of Ireland Walks & Routes

The County Tops – Number 4: Corn Hill, County Longford

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series The County Tops of Ireland
In the latest article from the County Top Series, Paul O’ Connor heads for the midlands to take in Corn Hill in County Longford. The hill may be only 278 metres making it one of the lowest County High-Points in Ireland but it has been responsible for bringing such treasures as 'Where In The World', 'Glenroe', 'Fair City' and 'Murphy's Micro Quiz-m' to TV screens in the midlands since 1978! 'Longford Hill Walking'.... probably the first and last time you will ever hear that particular phrase! Longford is best known for its rivers and lakes and the associated fishing opportunities that they offer. It bears the second-lowest highest point in the country with Corn Hill (also know as Cairn Hill or Carn Clonhugh) topping out at 278 metres, just 18 metres higher than the summit of neighbouring County Westmeath. Corn Hill is one of a number of County High Points which houses an RTE transmitter - the 100 metre high structure atop the hill was opened in March 1978 to provide coverage to an area of poor reception in the midlands. Worryingly for anyone planning to climb the hill, the transmitter is the most powerful in Ireland with an ERP of 800kw.... whatever that means!! Read more [...]

The County Tops – Number 2: Cupidstown Hill, County Kildare

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series The County Tops of Ireland
In the second article on our series on County Tops, we take a visit to Cupidstown Hill, Kildare's highest point at the lofty height of 379 metres. Read more [...]

The County Tops – Number 1: Slieve Foye, County Louth

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series The County Tops of Ireland
For anyone looking for an excuse to visit a selection of the hills and mountains of Ireland, walking the County Tops might just be what you are looking for. The first in the series takes us off the beaten track to Slieve Foye in County Louth. Read more [...]