An Essential High Point is any of the twenty "must visit" summits in Ireland. This original list compiled by Kieron Gribbon was first published on 12th September 2017 and is a secondary sub-list of the Gribbon list of Ireland's major geographical High Points. These 20 High Point locations have been selected based on their views and aesthetic characteristics. Whether you're a local or a visitor from overseas, a hill walking tour of the Essential High Points would be the perfect choice for an activity holiday in Ireland. In the High Point Ireland leagues, awards, and challenge initiatives, this entire sub-list is worth a total of 225 points and 15,708 metres.
Our logging partner
We invite you to log your Essential High Point location visits with Peakhunter, our official logging partner. Peakhunter is the world's No.1 peak-logging platform (www.peakhunter.com). The Peakhunter app allows you to create a log entry by simply pressing a button on your smartphone while you are physically present at a High Point location. Download the app here.
The Essential High Point locations have all been added to the Peakhunter database and are ready for you to start logging. The Essential High Points sub-list has been assigned its very own digital badge on the Peakhunter platform. If you complete the list using the app, you will earn the badge for your Peakhunter profile.
We also have a year-long challenge hosted exclusively on the Peakhunter platform. Links to all High Point Ireland lists and challenges on the Peakhunter website are listed on our partner profile page.
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