List of tallest buildings and structures in Ireland


List of tallest buildings and structures in Ireland

A list of the tallest structures in Ireland.

Guyed masts

*UHF/VHF transmitter, Strabane, 305.5m (1,002 ft)
*Medium wave transmitter, Tullamore, 290m
*Long wave transmitter, Clarkestown, near Summerhill, 245m
*LORAN-C transmitter, Loop Head, 219m
*RTÉ FM/TV transmitter, Mullaghanish, 152m
*Lisnagarvey transmitting station, Radio Mast, Sprucefield,145m when originally built in 1936 (since reduced in height)

Freestanding structures

*Power station chimneys, Moneypoint, 218m
*Power station chimneys, Poolbeg, Chimney 1 - 207.48m, Chimney 2 - 207.8m
*Power station chimneys, Kilroot, 198m

pired buildings

*St John's Cathedral, Limerick, 93.8m
*St Colman's Cathedral, Cobh, 91.4m
*St Mary's Cathedral, Killarney, 86.8m
*St Patrick's Church, St Patrick's College, Maynooth, 83m
*The Elysian, Cork, 81m (to top of spire; 71m excluding spire)
*St Eugene's Cathedral, Derry, 78m
*St Macartan's Cathedral, Monaghan, 74.6m
*St Fin Barre's Cathedral, Cork, 73m
*Cathedral of St Eunan and St Colmcille, Letterkenny, 73m
*Church of SS Augustine and John, Dublin, 70m
*Pro-Cathedral of St Peter and St Paul, Ennis, 69m
*Sacred Heart Church, Omagh, 68.6m
*St Columb's Cathedral, Derry 67m
*St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, 66m
*St Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic), Armagh, 64m
*St George's Church, Dublin, 61m

toreyed buildings

*Windsor House, Belfast, 80m
*Belfast City Hospital Tower, 74m
*The Elysian, Cork, 71m (81 with spire)
*Cork County Hall, 67mFact|date=May 2008 (formerly 64m)
*Hilton Hotel, Belfast, 63m
*BT Riverside Tower, Belfast, 62m
*Divis Tower, Belfast, 61m
*Liberty Hall, Dublin, 59.4m
*Riverpoint, Limerick, 59.2m
*One George's Quay Plaza, Dublin, 59m
*Clarion Hotel, Limerick, 56m


Other categories

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

Planned

*Heuston Gate, Dublin 134m (construction postponed in 2008 - 117m excluding the spire)
*Britain Quay Tower (aka. U2 Tower), Dublin 130m (construction starts later this year)
*"Watchtower", Point Village, Dublin 120m (construction due to start 2007) [http://www.skyscrapernews.com/buildings.php?id=3545]
*Aurora building, Belfast 110m (awaiting planning permission)
*Obel Tower, Belfast 81m (due for completion in 2010)

References

* [http://www.cil.ie/sh636x4030.html Tallest structures in Ireland]
*From skyscrapernews:
** [http://www.skyscrapernews.com/bdbsearch.php?region=Southern+Ireland&so=roofheight&to=DESC Tallest storeyed buildings in Republic of Ireland] including planned ones
** [http://www.skyscrapernews.com/bdbsearch.php?region=Northern+Ireland&so=roofheight&to=DESC Tallest storeyed buildings in Northern Ireland] including planned ones
*From emporis:
** [http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/ci/bu/?id=103211 Tallest buildings in Belfast]
** [http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/ci/bu/?id=100659 Tallest buildings in Dublin]
** [http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/ci/bu/?id=100660 Tallest buildings in Cork]
** [http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/ci/bu/?id=100661 Tallest buildings in Limerick]
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* [http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/946 Punchestown standing stone]
* [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2003/10/22/bacon22.xml Irish Wave] from The Daily Telegraph.
* [http://www.irish-tv.com/mullag.asp Mullaghanish transmitter]
* http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?searchID=37735326


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