New locations and sub-lists

Since its original publication on 5th December 2015, the Gribbon list of Ireland’s major geographical high points has comprised 186 locations. Today, 12th October 2017, that number increased to 188 as we welcomed two new summits to our lists.

Today, we also published four new secondary sub-lists, expanding the High Point Ireland list portfolio to 17 (i.e. the Gribbon list, its 8 primary sub-lists and its 8 secondary sub-lists).


What are the new Gribbon locations?

As part of our continued studies of Ireland’s topography during 2016 and 2017, we identified two hill ranges which had not been picked up in our original research. For each of these two ranges, a high point has also been identified. They are:


Barnacuille, County Mayo

To the north of Carrowmore Lake in County Mayo, there lies a small range of low hills with no obvious name assigned to it. We have called this range the North Carrowmore Hills, and its high point is the 260m high summit of Barnacuille.


Bunnacunneen, County Galway

The Partry Mountains is an upland area straddling the border of Counties Galway and Mayo. In the original 2015 version of the Gribbon list, this area was treated as a single range with its high point at the 682m high summit of Maumtrasna. Our latest topographical assessment has led us to split this area at a low col to create two separate ranges: the Partry Mountains North and the Partry Mountains South. Maumtrasna summit is now the high point of the Partry Mountains North, while the 575m high summit of Bunnacunneen joins the Gribbon list as the high point of the Partry Mountains South.


What are the new Gribbon sub-lists?

The first set of regional high point lists ever to be published for Ireland:


 The Connacht Gribbons

The 50 locations in the province of Connacht which feature on the overall Gribbon list of Ireland’s major geographical high points. View the list…


The Leinster Gribbons

The 25 locations in the province of Leinster which feature on the overall Gribbon list of Ireland’s major geographical high points. View the list…


 The Munster Gribbons

The 63 locations in the province of Munster which feature on the overall Gribbon list of Ireland’s major geographical high points. View the list…


The Ulster Gribbons

The 50 locations in the province of Ulster which feature on the overall Gribbon list of Ireland’s major geographical high points. View the list…

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