Extreme points of the Republic of Ireland

This is a list of the extreme points of Ireland – the points that are farthest north, south, east or west. 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 N.N.W of Athlone Town.[1]

Whole island


Including islands

Points:

Settlements:

Mainland only

Points:

  • Northernmost point: Banba's Crown (near Malin Head), Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland
  • Southernmost point: Brow Head (near Mizen Head), County Cork, Republic of Ireland
  • Westernmost point: Dunmore Head, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Republic of Ireland (or nearby Garraun Point according to some sources)
  • Easternmost point: Burr Point, Ards Peninsula, County Down, Northern Ireland

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


Including islands

Mainland only

  • Northernmost point: Banba's Crown (near 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 (or nearby Garraun Point according to some sources)
  • 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


Including islands