Ireland's mountain ranges are mostly situated in the coastal counties. Carrauntoohil, is the highest peak on the island, standing proud at 1,038 meters. It is the central peak of the impressive Macgillycuddy’s Reeks range which is littered with some of the highest peaks in the country including Beenkeragh at 1,010 m and Caher to the west at 1,001 m.
County Down, hosts one of the most sung about group of mountains known as the Mourne Mountains, which coincidently are also considered the moist picturesque.
Owing to Ireland’s compact size it is relatively easy to ascend the majority of the main peaks within a short holiday period.