Extreme points of Ireland


Extreme points of Ireland

This is a list of the extreme points of Ireland, the points that are farther north, south, east or west than any other location.

Including islands

*Northernmost Point — Inishtrahull Island, County Donegal
*Southernmost Point — Fastnet Rock, County Cork
*Westernmost Point — Tearaght Island, County Kerry
*Easternmost Point — Canon Rock, off Ards Peninsula, County Down ¹

Irish mainland

Points:
*Northernmost Point — Banba's Crown (near Malin Head), Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal
*Southernmost Point — Brow Head, County Cork
*Westernmost Point — Dunmore Head, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry
*Easternmost Point — Burr Point, Ards Peninsula, County Down ²Settlements:
*Easternmost Settlement - Portavogie, County Down, Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

*Northernmost point – Rathlin Island, off Ballycastle Bay, County Antrim at coord|55|18|N|6|14|W
*Northernmost settlement – Rathlin Island, off Ballycastle Bay, County Antrim at coord|55|17|N|6|11|W

*Southernmost point – Cranfield Point, County Down at coord|54|1|N|6|3|W
*Southernmost settlement – Greencastle, County Down at coord|54|2|N|6|5|W

*Westernmost point – Bradoge Bridge, County Fermanagh at coord|54|27|N|8|10|W
*Westernmost settlement – Manger Beg, County Fermanagh at coord|54|27|N|8|10|W

*Easternmost point – Canon Rock, off Ards Peninsula, County Down at coord|54|29|N|5|25|W
*Easternmost settlement – Portavogie, County Down at coord|54|27|N|5|26|W

Northern Ireland (mainland)

*Northernmost point – Benbane Head, County Antrim at coord|55|15|N|6|28|W
*Northernmost settlement – Ballintoy, County Antrim at coord|55|14|N|6|21|W

*Southernmost point – Cranfield Point, County Down at coord|54|1|N|6|3|W
*Southernmost settlement – Greencastle, County Down at coord|54|2|N|6|5|W

*Westernmost point – Bradoge Bridge, County Fermanagh at coord|54|27|N|8|10|W
*Westernmost settlement – Manger Beg, County Fermanagh at coord|54|27|N|8|10|W

*Easternmost point – Burr Point, Ards Peninsula, County Down at coord|55|29|N|5|26|W
*Easternmost settlement – Portavogie, County Down at coord|54|27|N|5|26|W

Often the term "Malin to Mizen" is used when encompassing the entire country/island from north to south. Mizen Head, in West Cork, is popularly described as the "most south-western point in Ireland". The promontory hosts a lighthouse and radio/weather station, now a tourist attraction.

¹ The easternmost point of the Republic of Ireland is Lambay Island in County Dublin.

² The easternmost point on the Irish mainland within the Republic of Ireland is Wicklow Head in County Wicklow.

See also

*Extreme points of the United Kingdom
*Extreme points of Europe
*Extreme points of the world
*Geography of Ireland
*Dunquin on the Dingle Peninsula, the most westerly settlement of Ireland


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