In Ireland there are 269 mountain summits that are 600 metres or higher, and with a prominence of 15 metres or more. These are The Vandeleur-Lynams. And there are 404 summits with an elevation of at least 500 metres, with a prominence of 30 metres or more. We call these The Arderins. For the first time both these lists are published together, along with lists of Ireland's 27 County Highpoints and the island's Hundred Highest mountains, using updated data and information as contributed by the MountainViews.ie community. This book will undoubtedly prove to be an invaluable resource for the peak-bagger, summiteer and hillwalker alike.
MountainViews is a community of hillwalkers that has built up around MountainViews.ie, a website for hillwalkers in Ireland. Non-profit and based on co-operation the website now has extensive information on over 1000 summits and over 300 routes. MountainViews publishes a monthly newsletter, holds public talks and facilitates member organised walks. It also sponsors the game of summiteering, where members log what they have climbed and view their progress against others.
Acknowledgements MountainViews Hill Areas (North) MountainViews Hill Areas (South) An Introduction to Mountainviews.ie Summiteering The Vandeleur-Lynam and Arderin Lists Explanation of Fields Achill and the Corraun Peninsula The Antrim Hills Ballyhoura Mountains Ben Gorm Mountains Blackstairs Mountains Bluestack Mountains Boggeragh Mountains Brandon Group Breifne Caha Mountains Central Dingle Comeragh Mountains Cooley/Gullion Croagh Patrick Dartry Mountains Dingle West Donegal North-west Donegal South-west Dublin/Wicklow Mountains Dunkerron Mountains Galty Mountains Glenbeigh Horseshoe Inishowen Iveragh North-west Knockmealdowns Maamturks MacGillycuddy's Reeks Mangerton Mourne Mountains Mweelrea Mountains North Mayo Ox Mountains Paps/Derrynasaggart Partry/Joyce Country Purple Mountain Shannon Sheefry Hills Shehy/Knockboy Slieve Bloom Slieve Mish South Midlands Sperrin Mountains Twelve Bens The County Highpoints The Hundred Highest Irish Mountains Mountainviews Area Listings: Statistics Appendix: Origins and Discussions of Lists Further Reading Photography Credits