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List of tallest structures in Ireland

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This is a list of the tallest structures on the island of Ireland.

Those in Northern Ireland are denoted by a light blue background, the rest are in the Republic of Ireland.

Tallest churches

Rank Name Location Type Year completed Height Picture
1 St John's Cathedral Limerick cathedral 1861 93.8 m (308 ft) St Johns Cathedral Limerick Ireland.jpg
2 St Colman's Cathedral Cobh cathedral 1914 91.4 m (300 ft) St.-Colman-Kathedrale Cobh.JPG
3 St Mary's Cathedral Killarney cathedral 1912 86.8 m (285 ft) Killarney Cathedral - geograph.org.uk - 7559.jpg
4 St Patrick's College Church Maynooth church 1891 83 m (272 ft) Stpatirckscollegemaynooth.JPG
5 St Eugene's Cathedral Derry cathedral 1903 78 m (256 ft) St Eugene's Cathedral, August 2009.JPG
6 St Macartan's Cathedral Monaghan cathedral 1893 74 m (243 ft) MonaghanCathedral.JPG
7 St Finbarre's Cathedral Cork cathedral 1879 73 m (240 ft) CorkStFinbarrsCathedral.jpg
8 St Eunan's Cathedral Letterkenny cathedral 1900 73 m (240 ft) Cathedral-lk.jpg
9 St Anne's Cathedral Belfast cathedral 1904 72 m (236 ft)[1] St Annes Cathedral, Belfast, July 2010 (37).JPG
10 Cathedral of Saint Patrick and Saint Felim Cavan cathedral 1942 70 m (230 ft)[2] Cavan Cathedral.JPG
11 St Peter and St Paul Cathedral Ennis cathedral 1874 69 m (226 ft) Ennis 01.jpg
12 Sacred Heart Church Omagh church 1899 68.6 m (225 ft) Omagh Sacred Heart Church - The Chapel - geograph.org.uk - 53556.jpg
13 Church of Saints Augustine and John Dublin church 1874 68 m (223 ft) St. Augustine and St. John Catholic Church Tower.JPG
14 St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Drogheda Drogheda church 1884 67.66 m (222.0 ft) St Peter's Church Exterior, Drogheda, Ireland - Diliff.jpg
15 St Columb's Cathedral Derry cathedral 1633 67 m (220 ft) St Columb's Cathedral (08), August 2009.JPG
16 St Patrick's Cathedral (Church of Ireland) Dublin cathedral 1191 66 m (217 ft) Catedral de San Patrico en Dublin.jpg
17 St Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic) Armagh cathedral 1904 64 m (210 ft) StPatsRCCathedralArmagh.jpg
18 St Patrick's Church (Roman Catholic) Belfast church 1877 63 m (207 ft)[3] St Patrick's Church, Belfast, July 2010 (01).JPG
19 St George's Church Dublin church 1813 61 m (200 ft) St. George's Church, Dublin.JPG

Tallest structures

Name Location Year completed Pinnacle height Pinnacle height Type Coordinates Remarks
Strabane transmitting station Legfordrum (near Strabane), County Tyrone 1963 305.5 m 1,002 ft Guyed mast 54°47′58″N 7°23′19″W / 54.79944°N 7.38861°W / 54.79944; -7.38861 (Strabane TV Mast)
Tullamore radio mast Tullamore, County Offaly 1975 290 m 951 ft Guyed mast 53°16′42.29″N 7°22′18.44″W / 53.2784139°N 7.3717889°W / 53.2784139; -7.3717889 (Tullamore radio mast) Insulated against ground, used for broadcasting on 567 kHz
Clarkstown radio transmitter Summerhill, County Meath 1988 248 m 813 ft Guyed mast 53°27′45.53″N 6°40′39.32″W / 53.4626472°N 6.6775889°W / 53.4626472; -6.6775889 (Clarkstown radio transmitter) Insulated against ground, used for broadcasting on 252 kHz
Mullaghanish transmitter Mullaghanish mountain, County Cork 1962 225 m 738 ft Guyed mast 51°59′29″N 9°8′42″W / 51.99139°N 9.14500°W / 51.99139; -9.14500 (Mullaghanish transmitter)
Moneypoint Power Station Chimneys Moneypoint, County Clare 1985 218 m 715 ft Chimney 52°36′29.16″N 9°25′31.85″W / 52.6081000°N 9.4255139°W / 52.6081000; -9.4255139 (Moneypoint Power station chimney) ; 52°36′27.68″N 9°25′24.7″W / 52.6076889°N 9.423528°W / 52.6076889; -9.423528 (Moneypoint Power station chimney)
Poolbeg power station, Chimney 2 Poolbeg, Dublin 1978 207.8 m 682 ft Chimney 53°20′24.84″N 6°11′19.38″W / 53.3402333°N 6.1887167°W / 53.3402333; -6.1887167 (Poolbeg power station, Chimney 2))
Poolbeg power station, Chimney 1 Poolbeg, Dublin 1970 207.48 m 681 ft Chimney 53°20′24.82″N 6°11′23.79″W / 53.3402278°N 6.1899417°W / 53.3402278; -6.1899417 (Poolbeg power station, Chimney 1)
Kilroot power station chimneys Kilroot (near Carrickfergus), County Antrim 198 m 650 ft Chimney 54°43′28.25″N 5°46′2.15″W / 54.7245139°N 5.7672639°W / 54.7245139; -5.7672639 (Kilroot Power station)
Truskmore transmitter Sligo, County Sligo ? 167.64 m 550 ft Guyed mast 54°22′22.57″N 8°22′15.32″W / 54.3729361°N 8.3709222°W / 54.3729361; -8.3709222 (Truskmore transmitter)
Three Rock transmitter Dublin 2002 152.4 m 500 ft Guyed mast 53°14′39.98″N 6°14′17.33″W / 53.2444389°N 6.2381472°W / 53.2444389; -6.2381472 (Three Rock transmitter)
Aghada Power Station Chimney Cork ? 152 m 499 ft Chimney 51°50′6.05″N 8°14′9.41″W / 51.8350139°N 8.2359472°W / 51.8350139; -8.2359472 (Aghada Power station Chimney)
Tarbert Power Station, Chimney of Unit 3 and 4 Tarbert, County Kerry 1975 151 m 497 ft Chimney 52°35′24″N 9°21′46″W / 52.59000°N 9.36278°W / 52.59000; -9.36278 (Tarbert Power station)
Lisnagarvey transmitting station Magherageery (near Lisburn), County Down 1936 145 m 476 ft Guyed mast 54°29′22″N 6°3′37″W / 54.48944°N 6.06028°W / 54.48944; -6.06028 (Lisnagarvey Blaw-Knox Radio Mast) It was 145 m when built, but has since been lowered in height
Divis transmitting station Hannahstown, County Antrim 1955 141.7 m 465 ft stayed mast 53°36′27″N 6°00′34″W / 53.60750°N 6.00944°W / 53.60750; -6.00944 (Divis transmitting station) Wikipedia article also suggests 500 ft as the height, and plans to increase the height to 632 ft with a guyed mast
Greystones Wind farm Greystones, County Wicklow 139.29 m 457 ft Wind turbines 53°10′18.10″N 6°01′30.00″W / 53.1716944°N 6.0250000°W / 53.1716944; -6.0250000 (Greystones Wind farm)
Great Island Power Station Chimney Wexford, County Wexford 138 m 453 ft Chimney 52°16′43.82″N 6°59′37.76″W / 52.2788389°N 6.9938222°W / 52.2788389; -6.9938222 (Great Island Power Station Chimney) ; 52°16′43.71″N 6°59′35.95″W / 52.2788083°N 6.9933194°W / 52.2788083; -6.9933194 (Great Island Power Station Chimney)
Kippure transmitter Kippure mountain, border of County Dublin and County Wicklow 1961 127 m 416 ft Guyed mast

53°10′40.93″N 6°19′53.82″W / 53.1780361°N 6.3316167°W / 53.1780361; -6.3316167 (Kippure transmitter) || [4]

Ballylumford Power Station Chimneys Islandmagee, County Antrim 1974 126 m 413 ft Chimney 54.845 n5.787w
Kinnegad Cement Factory Chimney Meath ? 125.3 m 411 ft Chimney 53°25′52.84″N 7°08′33.78″W / 53.4313444°N 7.1427167°W / 53.4313444; -7.1427167 (Kinnegad Cement Factory Chimney)
Arklow Bank Wind Park Wicklow, County Wicklow ? 124 m 407 ft Wind turbines 52°47′28.00″N 5°56′48.00″W / 52.7911111°N 5.9466667°W / 52.7911111; -5.9466667 (Arklow Banks Wind farm) Offshore wind farm
Mount Leinster transmitter Mount Leinster, County Carlow/County Wexford ? 122 m 400 ft Guyed mast 52°36′59″N 6°46′30″W / 52.61639°N 6.77500°W / 52.61639; -6.77500 (Mount Leinster transmitter) [5]
Maghera transmitter Maghera mountain, County Clare ? 121.92 m 400 ft Guyed mast 52°58′6.9″N 8°43′6.89″W / 52.968583°N 8.7185806°W / 52.968583; -8.7185806 (Maghera transmitter) [6]
Cairn Hill transmitter Cairn Hill, County Longford ? 121.92 m 400 ft Guyed mast 53°48′28″N 7°42′52″W / 53.80778°N 7.71444°W / 53.80778; -7.71444 (Cairn Hill transmitter) [7]
Cork mediumwave transmitter Cork 1970 121.92 m 400 ft Guyed mast 51°52′57.05″N 8°23′58.46″W / 51.8825139°N 8.3995722°W / 51.8825139; -8.3995722 (Cork radio mast) Insulated against ground, used for broadcasting on 729 kHz
Tarbert Power Station, Chimney of Unit 1 and 2 Tarbert, County Kerry 1969 121 m 397 ft Chimney 52°35′24″N 9°21′46″W / 52.59000°N 9.36278°W / 52.59000; -9.36278 (Tarbert Power station)
Kilgarvan Wind farm Kilgarvan, County Kerry ? 120 m 394 ft Wind turbines 51°55′58.80″N 9°19′20.95″W / 51.9330000°N 9.3224861°W / 51.9330000; -9.3224861 (Kilgarvan Wind farm)
Spire of Dublin Dublin 120 m 394 ft Monument 53°20′59″N 6°15′37″W / 53.34972°N 6.26028°W / 53.34972; -6.26028 (Spire of Dublin))
Donnybrook transmitter Dublin ? 109.7 m 360 ft Lattice tower 53°18′53.13″N 6°13′24.88″W / 53.3147583°N 6.2235778°W / 53.3147583; -6.2235778 (Donnybrook transmitter)
Moanvaun Wind farm Tipperary, County Tipperary ? 107.3 m 352 ft Wind turbines 52°38′44.80″N 8°08′54.44″W / 52.6457778°N 8.1484556°W / 52.6457778; -8.1484556 (Moanvaun Wind farm)
Aughinish Alumina Plant Chimney Limerick, County Limerick ? 107 m 351 ft Chimney 52°37′53.64″N 9°03′32.37″W / 52.6315667°N 9.0589917°W / 52.6315667; -9.0589917 (Aughinish Alumina Plant Chimney)
Kiln Cement Factory Limerick, County Limerick ? 107 m 351 ft Chimney 52°38′33.92″N 8°41′23.72″W / 52.6427556°N 8.6899222°W / 52.6427556; -8.6899222 (Mungret Chimney)
Samson Harland and Wolff, Belfast 106 m 348 ft Crane 54°36′29″N 5°54′29″W / 54.60806°N 5.90806°W / 54.60806; -5.90806 (Samson Crane)
Klin of Platin Cement Factory County Meath ? 103.9 m 341 ft Klin 53°41′6.58″N 6°23′19.85″W / 53.6851611°N 6.3888472°W / 53.6851611; -6.3888472 (Klin of Platin Cement Factory)
Ballywater Wind Farm Wexford, County Wexford ? 103 m 338 ft Wind turbines 52°32′25.92″N 6°13′40.29″W / 52.5405333°N 6.2278583°W / 52.5405333; -6.2278583 (Ballywater Wind farm)
Athlone transmitter Athlone, County Westmeath 1933 100 m 328 ft Guyed Mast 53°25′14.14″N 7°52′45.87″W / 53.4205944°N 7.8794083°W / 53.4205944; -7.8794083 (Athlone transmitter) ; 53°25′14.09″N 7°52′58.43″W / 53.4205806°N 7.8828972°W / 53.4205806; -7.8828972 (Athlone transmitter) Two guyed masts insulated against ground carried a T-antenna for broadcasting on 612 kHz. One of the two masts dismantled in 2011
Codling Banks Mast Wicklow, County Wicklow 100 m 328 ft Guyed Mast 53°07′44.87″N 5°50′49.54″W / 53.1291306°N 5.8470944°W / 53.1291306; -5.8470944 (Codling Banks Mast) Offshore structure
Coreen Wind farm Cavan, County Cavan ? 100 m 328 ft Wind turbines 54°08′32.27″N 7°38′38.60″W / 54.1422972°N 7.6440556°W / 54.1422972; -7.6440556 (Coreen Wind farm)
Snugborough Wind farm Cavan, County Cavan ? 100 m 328 ft Wind turbines 54°08′21.27″N 7°36′38.14″W / 54.1392417°N 7.6105944°W / 54.1392417; -7.6105944 (Snugborough Wind farm)
Gartnaneane Wind farm Cavan, County Cavan ? 100 m 328 ft Wind turbines 53°56′43.67″N 6°56′08.24″W / 53.9454639°N 6.9356222°W / 53.9454639; -6.9356222 (Gartnaneane Wind farm)
Coomatallin Wind farm Cork, County Cork ? 100 m 328 ft Wind turbines 51°39′03.62″N 9°5′38.87″W / 51.6510056°N 9.0941306°W / 51.6510056; -9.0941306 (Coomatallin Wind farm)
Meentycat Wind farm Cork, County Cork ? 100 m 328 ft Wind turbines 54°51′46.19″N 7°51′12.62″W / 54.8628306°N 7.8535056°W / 54.8628306; -7.8535056 (Meentycat Wind farm)
Beal Wind farm Wicklow, County Wicklow ? 100 m 328 ft Wind turbines 52°33′47.33″N 9°37′55.73″W / 52.5631472°N 9.6321472°W / 52.5631472; -9.6321472 (Beal Wind farm)
Beam Wind farm Kerry, County Kerry ? 99 m 325 ft Wind turbines 55°11′51.98″N 7°26′16.32″W / 55.1977722°N 7.4378667°W / 55.1977722; -7.4378667 (Beam Wind farm)
Goliath Harland and Wolff, Belfast 96 m 315 ft Crane 54°36′29″N 5°54′29″W / 54.60806°N 5.90806°W / 54.60806; -5.90806 (Samson Crane)
Mount Eagle Wind farm Donegal, County Donegal ? 95.7 m 314 ft Wind turbines 52°14′33.15″N 9°19′26.22″W / 52.2425417°N 9.3239500°W / 52.2425417; -9.3239500 (Mount Eagle Wind farm)
Mweelin TV Mast Achill Island, County Mayo ? 91.44 m 300 ft Guyed mast 53°57′19″N 10°1′42.45″W / 53.95528°N 10.0284583°W / 53.95528; -10.0284583 (Mweelin TV Mast)
Dun Laoghaire Cranes Dublin ? 91.4 m 300 ft Crane 53°17′40.87″N 6°7′53.73″W / 53.2946861°N 6.1315917°W / 53.2946861; -6.1315917 (Dun Laoghaire Cranes)
Bealadangan Radio Mast Galway ? 91.4 m 300 ft Partially guyed tower 53°18′36.84″N 9°36′30.23″W / 53.3102333°N 9.6083972°W / 53.3102333; -9.6083972 (Bealadangan Mast) Was used for RTÉ RnaG, now dismantled
Cark Wind farm Donegal, County Donegal ? 91.1 m 299 ft Wind turbines 54°53′06.20″N 7°51′33.12″W / 54.8850556°N 7.8592000°W / 54.8850556; -7.8592000 (Cark Wind farm)
Greenoge Wind farm Wexford, County Wexford ? 90.2 m 296 ft Wind turbines 52°39′28.23″N 6°43′31.69″W / 52.6578417°N 6.7254694°W / 52.6578417; -6.7254694 (Greenoge Wind farm)
Dublin Airport ATC Tower Swords, Fingal ? 86.9 m 296 ft Air traffic control tower

Other categories

Entries in the list that are in Northern Ireland are denoted by an asterisk, the others being in the Republic of Ireland.

Nenagh Castle Keep
Sculptures
Spire of Dublin, 120 m (394 ft)
Spire of Hope, St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast*, 72m (236 ft)
Gantry Cranes
"Samson", Harland and Wolff, Belfast*, 106 m (348 ft)
Bridges
River Suir Bridge, Waterford, 100 m (330 ft)
Boyne River Bridge, 95 m (312 ft)
Windmills
Kilgarvan Wind Farm (group of 14 Wind Turbines), 93 m (305 ft)
Obelisks
Wellington Monument, Phoenix Park, 63 m (207 ft) (Tallest in Europe)
Lighthouses
Fastnet Rock Lighthouse, 44.5 m (146 ft)
Stadiums
Croke Park, 40 m (131 ft)
Air traffic control towers
Dublin Airport ATC Tower, 86.9m
Moving sculptures
Irish Wave, Park West, Dublin, 35.4 m (116 ft) (Tallest in Europe)
Round towers
Kilmacduagh monastery, 34 m (112 ft)
Castles
Nenagh Castle Keep, 31 m (102 ft)
Standing stones
Punchestown, 6.5 m (21 ft)
High crosses
Muiredach's High Cross, Monasterboice, 6.45 m (21 ft)

Former

Former Churchill House, Belfast - geograph.org.uk - 511400
  • Bellacorick Cooling Tower, 89 m (290 ft), demolished 2007
  • Arrol Gantry, 70 m (228 ft), demolished 1969
  • Churchill House, Belfast, 66 m (215 ft), demolished 2004
  • Boyne Obelisk, 53 m (174 ft), destroyed 1923
  • Ballymun Flats, 42 m (136 ft), demolished 2004-2015
  • Nelson's Pillar Monument, 41 m (134 ft), destroyed 1966
  • Walker's Monument, 32 m (105 ft) destroyed 1973

See also

References

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  2. ^ Cavan Cathedral - Kilmore Diocese
  3. ^ "St Patrick's Church, Belfast". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2011-02-22.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-05-19. Retrieved 2010-12-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2010-12-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-15. Retrieved 2012-11-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2010-12-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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