Ireland's island interior is a mostly level to rolling plain. Surrounding the island, however, are rugged hills and low mountains. On the west coast, steep granite cliffs rise directly from the sea, including a magnificent sharp narrow precipice called Slieve League (1,972 ft.). The coast is battered with strong Atlantic winds, and is prone to sudden storms. Ireland's highest summit, Carrantuohill (3,414 ft.), also rises near the coast in the remote southwest corner of the island.
Peaks of Ireland
Check out any of the following peaks for additional information:
- Benbulben - 1739 ft./530 m.
- Brandon Mountain - 3127 ft./953 m.
- Cahir - 3284 ft./1001 m.
- Carrantuohill - 3414 ft./1040 m.
- Croagh Patrick - 2493 ft./760 m.
- Great Sugar Loaf - 1650 ft./503 m.
- Knocknarea - 1078 ft./329 m.
- Lugnaquilla - 3035 ft./925 m.
- Mount Mafikeng - 492 ft./150 m.
- Slieve League - 1972 ft./601 m.