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List of tallest buildings and structures in Ireland

This is a list of the tallest structures on the island of Ireland. Those in Northern Ireland are marked with an asterisk. The rest are in the Republic of Ireland.

Tallest structures

Name Location Year completed Pinnacle height Pinnacle height Type Coordinates Remarks
Strabane transmitting station Legfordrum (near Strabane), County Tyrone* 1963 305.5 m 1,002 ft Guyed mast 47|58|N|7|23|19|W|type:landmark name=Strabane TV Mast

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Tullamore radio mast Tullamore 1975 290 m 998 ft Guyed mast 16|42.29|N|7|22|18.44|W|type:landmark name=Tullamore radio mast

}} || insulated against ground, used for broadcasting on 567 kHz

Clarkstown radio transmitter Summerhill 1988 245 m 804 ft Guyed mast 27|45.53|N|6|40|39.32|W|type:landmark name=Clarkstown radio transmitter

}} || insulated against ground, used for broadcasting on 252 kHz

Mullaghanish transmitter Mullaghanish mountain 1962 220 m 500 ft Guyed mast 59|29|N|9|8|42|W|type:landmark name=Mullaghanish transmitter

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Moneypoint Power Station Chimneys Moneypoint 1985 218 m 715 ft Chimney 36|29.16|N|9|25|31.85|W|type:landmark name=Moneypoint Power station chimney

}} ; 52°36′27.68″N 9°25′24.7″W / 52.6076889°N 9.423528°W / 52.6076889; -9.423528 (Moneypoint Power station chimney)

Poolbeg power station, Chimney 2 Poolbeg 1978 207.8 m 682 ft Chimney 20|24.84|N|6|11|19.38|W|type:landmark name=Poolbeg power station, Chimney 2

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Poolbeg power station, Chimney 1 Poolbeg 1970 207.48 m 681 ft Chimney 20|24.82|N|6|11|23.79|W|type:landmark name=Poolbeg power station, Chimney 1

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Kilroot power station chimneys Kilroot (near Carrickfergus), County Antrim* 198 m 650 ft Chimney 43|28.25|N|5|46|2.15|W|type:landmark name=Kilroot Power station

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Truskmore transmitter Sligo  ? 167.64 m 550 ft Guyed mast 22|22.57|N|8|22|15.32|W|type:landmark name=Truskmore transmitter

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Three Rock transmitter Dublin  ? 152.4 m 500 ft Guyed mast 14|39.98|N|6|14|17.33|W|type:landmark name=Three Rock transmitter

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Aghada Power Station Chimney Cork  ? 152 m 499 ft Chimney 50|6.05|N|8|14|9.41|W|type:landmark name=Aghada Power station Chimney

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Tarbert Power Station, Chimney of Unit 3 and 4 Tarbert 1975 151 m 497 ft Chimney 35|24|N|9|21|46|W|type:landmark name=Tarbert Power station

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Lisnagarvey transmitting station Magherageery (near Lisburn), County Down* 1936 145 m 476 ft Guyed mast 29|22|N|6|3|37|W|type:landmark name=Lisnagarvey Blaw-Knox Radio Mast

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Greystones Wind farm Wicklow  ? 139.29 m 457 ft Wind turbines 10|18.10|N|6|01|30.00|W|type:landmark name=Greystones Wind farm

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Great Island Power Station Chimney Waterford 138 m 450 ft Chimney 16|43.82|N|6|59|37.76|E|type:landmark name=Great Island Power Station Chimney

}} ; 52°16′43.71″N 6°59′35.95″E / 52.2788083°N 6.9933194°E / 52.2788083; 6.9933194 (Great Island Power Station Chimney)

Arklow Banks Wind farm Wicklow  ? 128 m 420 ft Wind turbines 47|28.00|N|5|56|48.00|W|type:landmark name=Arklow Banks Wind farm

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Ballylumford Power Station Chimneys Islandmagee Larne 1974 126 m 413 feet Industrial 54.845 n5.787w
Kinnegad Cement Factory Chimney Meath  ? 125.3 m 411 ft Chimney 25|52.84|N|7|08|33.78|W|type:landmark name=Kinnegad Cement Factory Chimney

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Maghera transmitter Maghera mountain  ? 121.92 m 400 ft Guyed mast 58|6.9|N|8|43|6.89|W|type:landmark name=Maghera transmitter

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Cairn Hill transmitter Cairn Hill  ? 121.92 m 400 ft Guyed mast 48|28|N|7|42|52|W|type:landmark name=Cairn Hill transmitter

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Tarbert Power Station, Chimney of Unit 1 and 2 Tarbert 1969 121 m 397 ft Chimney 35|24|N|9|21|46|W|type:landmark name=Tarbert Power station

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Cork mediumwave transmitter Cork 1970 121.92 m 400 ft Guyed mast 52|57.05|N|8|23|58.46|W|type:landmark name=Cork radio mast

}} || insulated against ground, used for broadcasting on 729 kHz

Kilgarvan Wind farm Kerry  ? 120 m 394 ft Wind turbines 55|58.80|N|9|19|20.95|W|type:landmark name=Kilgarvan Wind farm

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Spire of Dublin Dublin 120 m 394 ft Tower 20|59|N|6|15|37|W|type:landmark name=Spire of Dublin

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Aughinish Alumina Plant Chimney Limerick  ? 107 m 350 ft Chimney 37|53.64|N|9|03|32.37|W|type:landmark name=Aughinish Alumina Plant Chimney

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Kiln Cement Factory Limerick  ? 107 m 350 ft Factory 38|33.92|N|8|41|23.72|W|type:landmark name=Mungret Chimney

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Kippure transmitter Kippure mountain  ? 106.7 m 350 ft Guyed mast 10|40.93|N|6|19|53.82|W|type:landmark name=Kippure transmitter

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Donnybrook transmitter Dublin  ? 109.7 m 360 ft Lattice tower 18|53.13|N|6|13|24.88|W|type:landmark name=Donnybrook transmitter

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Moanvaun Wind farm Tipperary  ? 107.3 m 352 ft Wind turbines 38|44.80|N|8|08|54.44|W|type:landmark name=Moanvaun Wind farm

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Mount Leinster transmitter Mount Leinster  ? 106.7 m 350 ft Guyed mast 36|59|N|6|46|30|W|type:landmark name=Mount Leinster transmitter

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Samson Harland and Wolff, Belfast* 106 m 348 ft Crane 36|29|N|5|54|29|W|type:landmark name=Samson Crane

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Platin Cement Factory Chimney Meath  ? 103.9 m 341 ft Chimney 41|6.58|N|6|23|19.85|W|type:landmark name=Platin Cement Factory Chimney

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Ballywater Wind farm Wexford  ? 103 m 338 ft Wind turbines 32|25.92|N|6|13|40.29|W|type:landmark name=Ballywater Wind farm

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Athlone transmitter Athlone 1933 100 m 328 ft Guyed Mast 25|14.14|N|7|52|45.87|W|type:landmark name=Athlone transmitter

}} ; 53°25′14.09″N 7°52′58.43″W / 53.4205806°N 7.8828972°W / 53.4205806; -7.8828972 (Athlone transmitter) || 2 guyed masts insulated against ground carrying a T-antenna for broadcasting on 612 kHz

Codling Banks Mast Wicklow 100 m 328 ft Guyed Mast 07|44.87|N|5|50|49.54|W|type:landmark name=Codling Banks Mast

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Coreen Wind farm Cavan  ? 100 m 328 ft Wind turbines 08|32.27|N|7|38|38.60|W|type:landmark name=Coreen Wind farm

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Snugborough Wind farm Cavan  ? 100 m 328 ft Wind turbines 08|21.27|N|7|36|38.14|W|type:landmark name=Snugborough Wind farm

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Gartnaneane Wind farm Cavan  ? 100 m 328 ft Wind turbines 56|43.67|N|6|56|08.24|W|type:landmark name=Gartnaneane Wind farm

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Coomatallin Wind farm Cork  ? 100 m 328 ft Wind turbines 39|03.62|N|9|5|38.87|W|type:landmark name=Coomatallin Wind farm

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Meentycat Wind farm Cork  ? 100 m 328 ft Wind turbines 51|46.19|N|7|51|12.62|W|type:landmark name=Meentycat Wind farm

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Beal Wind farm Wicklow  ? 100 m 328 ft Wind turbines 33|47.33|N|9|37|55.73|W|type:landmark name=Beal Wind farm

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Beam Wind farm Kerry  ? 99 m 325 ft Wind turbines 11|51.98|N|7|26|16.32|W|type:landmark name=Beam Wind farm

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St John's Cathedral, Limerick Limerick 1861 93 m 308 ft Church 39|45.37|N|8|37|1.83|W|type:landmark name=St John's Cathedral, Limerick

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Cobh Cathedral Cobh 1868–1915 91.4 m 300 ft Church 51|5.01|N|8|17|39.04|W|type:landmark name=Cobh Cathedral

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Dun Laoghaire Cranes Dublin  ? 91.4 m 300 ft Cranes 17|40.87|N|6|7|53.73|W|type:landmark name=Dun Laoghaire Cranes

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Bealadangan Mast Galway  ? 91.4 m 300 ft Tower? Guyed mast? 18|36.84|N|9|36|30.23|W|type:landmark name=Bealadangan Mast

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Mount Eagle Wind farm Donegal  ? 95.7 m 314 ft Wind turbines 14|33.15|N|9|19|26.22|W|type:landmark name=Mount Eagle Wind farm

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Cark Wind farm Donegal  ? 91.1 m 299 ft Wind turbines 53|06.20|N|7|51|33.12|W|type:landmark name=Cark Wind farm

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Mweelin Mast Achill Island  ? 91.44 m 300 ft Guyed mast 57|19|N|10|1|42.45|W|type:landmark name=Mweelin Mast

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Greenoge Wind farm Wexford  ? 90.2 m 296 ft Wind turbines 39|28.23|N|6|43|31.69|W|type:landmark name=Greenoge Wind farm

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Tallest buildings

Name Location Type Year completed Height Picture
St John's Cathedral Limerick church 1861 93.8 m (308 ft)
St Colman's Cathedral Cobh church 1914 91.4 m (300 ft)
St Mary's Cathedral Killarney church 1912 86.8 m (285 ft)
Obel Tower Belfast* residential 2010 85 m (279 ft)
St Patrick's College Church Maynooth church 1891 83 m (272 ft)
The Elysian Cork residential, office 2008 81 m (266 ft) [including spire]
Windsor House Belfast* office 1975 80 m (260 ft)
St Eugene's Cathedral Derry* church 1903 78 m (256 ft)
St Macartan's Cathedral Monaghan church 1893 74 m (243 ft)
Belfast City Hospital Tower Belfast* hospital 1986 76 m (249 ft)
St Finbarre's Cathedral Cork church 1879 73 m (240 ft)
St Eunan's Cathedral Letterkenny church 1900 73 m (240 ft)
St Anne's Cathedral Belfast* church 1904 72 m (236 ft)[1]
Church of Saints Augustine and John Dublin church 1874 70 m (230 ft)
St Peter and St Paul Cathedral Ennis church 1874 69 m (226 ft)
Sacred Heart Church Omagh* church 1899 68.6 m (225 ft)
St Columb's Cathedral Derry* church 1633 67 m (220 ft)
Cork County Hall Cork office 1968 67 m (220 ft)
Montevetro Dublin office 2010 67 m (220 ft)
St Patrick's Cathedral (Church of Ireland) Dublin church 1191 66 m (217 ft)
St Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic) Armagh* church 1904 64 m (210 ft)
St Patrick's Church (Roman Catholic) Belfast* church 1877 63 m (207 ft)[2]
Millennium Tower Dublin residential 1998 63 m (207 ft)
Belfast Hilton Hotel Belfast* hotel 1998 63 m (207 ft)
The Boat Belfast* residential, office 2010 62 m (203 ft)
BT Riverside Tower Belfast* office 1998 61 m (200 ft)
St George's Church Dublin church 1813 61 m (200 ft)
Divis Tower Belfast* residential 1966 61 m (200 ft)
Liberty Hall Dublin Office 1965 59.4 m (195 ft)
Riverpoint Limerick Mixed use 2008 59.2 m (194 ft)
One George's Quay Plaza Dublin Mostly office use 2002 59 m (194 ft)
Crowne Plaza Dundalk Hotel 2007 58 m (190 ft)
Clarion Hotel Limerick Hotel 2002 57 m (187 ft)

Other categories

Sculptures
Spire of Dublin, 120 m (394 ft)
Spire of Hope, St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast*, 72m (236 ft)
Gantry Cranes
"Samson", Harland and Wolff, Belfast*, 106 m (348 ft)
Bridges
River Suir Bridge, Waterford, 100 m (330 ft)
Boyne River Bridge, 95m (312 ft)
Windmills
Kilgarvan Wind Farm (group of 14 Wind Turbines), 93 m (305 ft)
Obelisks
Wellington Monument, Phoenix Park, 63 m (207 ft) (Tallest in Europe)
Lighthouses
Fastnet Rock Lighthouse, 44.5 m (146 ft)
Stadiums
Croke Park, 40 m (131 ft)
Moving sculptures
Irish Wave, Park West, Dublin, 35.4 m (116 ft) (Tallest in Europe)
Round towers
Kilmacduagh monastery, 34 m (112 ft)
Castles
Nenagh Castle Keep, 31 m (102 ft)
Standing stones
Punchestown, 6.5 m (21 ft)
High crosses
Muiredach's High Cross, Monasterboice, 6.45 m (21 ft)

Planned

  • Dublin Airport New Air Traffic Control Tower, 80m, to be built in tandem with new northern runway
  • Heuston Gate, Dublin 134 m (440 ft) (construction postponed in 2008 – 117 m (384 ft) excluding the spire)
  • U2 Tower, Dublin 130 m (427 ft) (construction delayed)
  • "Watchtower", [5]
  • Aurora building, Belfast* 110 m (361 ft) (denied planning permission)
  • Ilex Tower, Derry 73 m (240 ft) (part of Fort George regeneration project)

See also

References

  • Tallest structures in Ireland
  • From skyscrapernews:
    • Tallest storeyed buildings in Republic of Ireland including planned ones
    • Tallest storeyed buildings in Northern Ireland including planned ones
  • From emporis:
    • Tallest buildings in Belfast
    • Tallest buildings in Cork
    • Tallest buildings in Derry
    • Tallest buildings in Dublin
    • Tallest buildings in Limerick
  • Punchestown standing stone
  • The Daily Telegraph.
  • Mullaghanish transmitter
  • http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?searchID=37735326
  • http://www.iaa.ie/safe_reg/iaip/Published%20Files/AIP%20Files/ENR/EI_ENR_5_4_en.pdf
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