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 official 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.
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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.
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