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 marked with an asterisk (*). The rest are in the Republic of Ireland.

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 Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Tullamore radio mast Tullamore, County Offaly 1975 290 m 951 ft Guyed mast Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Insulated against ground, used for broadcasting on 567 kHz
Clarkstown radio transmitter Summerhill, County Meath 1988 245 m 804 ft Guyed mast Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Insulated against ground, used for broadcasting on 252 kHz
Mullaghanish transmitter Mullaghanish mountain, County Cork 1962 220 m 722 ft Guyed mast Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Moneypoint Power Station Chimneys Moneypoint, County Clare 1985 218 m 715 ft Chimney Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. ; Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Poolbeg power station, Chimney 2 Poolbeg, Dublin 1978 207.8 m 682 ft Chimney Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.)
Poolbeg power station, Chimney 1 Poolbeg, Dublin 1970 207.48 m 681 ft Chimney Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Kilroot power station chimneys Kilroot (near Carrickfergus), County Antrim* 198 m 650 ft Chimney Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Truskmore transmitter Sligo, County Sligo  ? 167.64 m 550 ft Guyed mast Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Three Rock transmitter Dublin  ? 152.4 m 500 ft Guyed mast Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Aghada Power Station Chimney Cork  ? 152 m 499 ft Chimney Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Tarbert Power Station, Chimney of Unit 3 and 4 Tarbert, County Kerry 1975 151 m 497 ft Chimney Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Lisnagarvey transmitting station Magherageery (near Lisburn), County Down* 1936 145 m 476 ft Guyed mast Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. It was 145 m when built, but has since been lowered in height
Greystones Wind farm Greystones, County Wicklow  ? 139.29 m 457 ft Wind turbines Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Great Island Power Station Chimney Wexford, County Wexford 138 m 453 ft Chimney Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. ; Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
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 Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Arklow Bank Wind Park Wicklow, County Wicklow  ? 124 m 407 ft Wind turbines Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Offshore wind farm
Mount Leinster transmitter Mount Leinster, County Carlow/County Wexford  ? 122 m 400 ft Guyed mast Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. [1]
Maghera transmitter Maghera mountain, County Clare  ? 121.92 m 400 ft Guyed mast Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. [2]
Cairn Hill transmitter Cairn Hill, County Longford  ? 121.92 m 400 ft Guyed mast Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. [3]
Cork mediumwave transmitter Cork 1970 121.92 m 400 ft Guyed mast Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. 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 Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Kilgarvan Wind farm Kilgarvan, County Kerry  ? 120 m 394 ft Wind turbines Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Spire of Dublin Dublin 120 m 394 ft Monument Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.)
Donnybrook transmitter Dublin  ? 109.7 m 360 ft Lattice tower Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Moanvaun Wind farm Tipperary, County Tipperary  ? 107.3 m 352 ft Wind turbines Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Aughinish Alumina Plant Chimney Limerick, County Limerick  ? 107 m 351 ft Chimney Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Kiln Cement Factory Limerick, County Limerick  ? 107 m 351 ft Chimney Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Kippure transmitter Kippure mountain, County Dublin  ? 106.7 m 350 ft Guyed mast Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. [4]
Samson Harland and Wolff, Belfast* 106 m 348 ft Crane Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Platin Cement Factory Chimney County Meath  ? 103.9 m 341 ft Chimney Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Ballywater Wind Farm Wexford, County Wexford  ? 103 m 338 ft Wind turbines Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Athlone transmitter Athlone, County Westmeath 1933 100 m 328 ft Guyed Mast Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. ; Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. 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 Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Offshore structure
Coreen Wind farm Cavan, County Cavan  ? 100 m 328 ft Wind turbines Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Snugborough Wind farm Cavan, County Cavan  ? 100 m 328 ft Wind turbines Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Gartnaneane Wind farm Cavan, County Cavan  ? 100 m 328 ft Wind turbines Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Coomatallin Wind farm Cork, County Cork  ? 100 m 328 ft Wind turbines Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Meentycat Wind farm Cork, County Cork  ? 100 m 328 ft Wind turbines Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Beal Wind farm Wicklow, County Wicklow  ? 100 m 328 ft Wind turbines Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Beam Wind farm Kerry, County Kerry  ? 99 m 325 ft Wind turbines Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Goliath Harland and Wolff, Belfast* 96 m 315 ft Crane Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Mount Eagle Wind farm Donegal, County Donegal  ? 95.7 m 314 ft Wind turbines Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Mweelin Mast Achill Island, County Mayo  ? 91.44 m 300 ft Guyed mast Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Dun Laoghaire Cranes Dublin  ? 91.4 m 300 ft Crane Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Bealadangan Mast Galway  ? 91.4 m 300 ft Guyed mast Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Was used for RTE RnaG, now dismantled
Cark Wind farm Donegal, County Donegal  ? 91.1 m 299 ft Wind turbines Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Greenoge Wind farm Wexford, County Wexford  ? 90.2 m 296 ft Wind turbines Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.

Tallest storeyed buildings

Name Location Type Year completed Height Picture
Obel Tower Belfast* residential 2010 85 m (279 ft) Obel Tower completed.jpg
Windsor House Belfast* office 1975 80 m (260 ft) Windsor House Belfast.jpg
Belfast City Hospital Tower Belfast* hospital 1986 76 m (249 ft) Belfast City Hospital.jpg
The Elysian Cork residential, office 2008 68.28 m (224.0 ft) Elysian tower Cork.JPG
Google Docks (previously Montevetro) Dublin office 2010 67 m (220 ft) Google Docks view from Barrow Street.jpg
Cork County Hall Cork office 1968 64.3 m (211 ft) CorkCountyHall.JPG
Belfast Hilton Hotel Belfast* hotel 1998 63 m (207 ft) DSCF1320.JPG
Millennium Tower Dublin residential 1998 63 m (207 ft) IMG MilleniumTowerGCD5615w.jpg
Royal Victoria Hospital Critical Care Building Belfast* hospital 2012 63 m (207 ft)
The Boat Belfast* residential, office 2010 62 m (203 ft) The Boat, Belfast, April 2010 (06).JPG
BT Riverside Tower Belfast* office 1998 61 m (200 ft) BT Riverside Tower, Belfast, April 2010 (02).JPG
Divis Tower Belfast* residential 1966 61 m (200 ft) Divis tower falls road belfast.jpg
Liberty Hall Dublin Office 1965 59.4 m (195 ft) Liberty Hall Dublin.jpg
One George's Quay Plaza Dublin Mostly office use 2002 59 m (194 ft) Ulster Bank On Georges Quay Plaza.jpg
Riverpoint Limerick Mixed use 2008 58.5 m (192 ft) Riverpoint From Bridge.jpg
Crowne Plaza Dundalk Hotel 2007 58 m (190 ft)
Clarion Hotel Limerick Hotel 2002 57 m (187 ft) Clarion Hotel On Steamboat Quay.jpg

Tallest churches

Name Location Type Year completed Height Picture
St John's Cathedral Limerick church 1861 93.8 m (308 ft) 150px
St Colman's Cathedral Cobh church 1914 91.4 m (300 ft) St.-Colman-Kathedrale Cobh.JPG
St Mary's Cathedral Killarney church 1912 86.8 m (285 ft) Killarney Cathedral - geograph.org.uk - 7559.jpg
St Patrick's College Church Maynooth church 1891 83 m (272 ft) Stpatirckscollegemaynooth.JPG
St Eugene's Cathedral Derry* church 1903 78 m (256 ft) St Eugene's Cathedral, August 2009.JPG
St Macartan's Cathedral Monaghan church 1893 74 m (243 ft) MonaghanCathedral.JPG
St Finbarre's Cathedral Cork church 1879 73 m (240 ft) CorkStFinbarrsCathedral.jpg
St Eunan's Cathedral Letterkenny church 1900 73 m (240 ft) Cathedral-lk.jpg
St Anne's Cathedral Belfast* church 1904 72 m (236 ft)[1] St Annes Cathedral, Belfast, July 2010 (37).JPG
Church of Saints Augustine and John Dublin church 1874 70 m (230 ft) St. Augustine and St. John Catholic Church Tower.JPG
St Peter and St Paul Cathedral Ennis church 1874 69 m (226 ft) Ennis 01.jpg
Sacred Heart Church Omagh* church 1899 68.6 m (225 ft) Omagh Sacred Heart Church - The Chapel - geograph.org.uk - 53556.jpg
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
St Columb's Cathedral Derry* church 1633 67 m (220 ft) 150px
St Patrick's Cathedral (Church of Ireland) Dublin church 1191 66 m (217 ft) Catedral de San Patrico en Dublin.jpg
St Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic) Armagh* church 1904 64 m (210 ft) StPatsRCCathedralArmagh.jpg
St Patrick's Church (Roman Catholic) Belfast* church 1877 63 m (207 ft)[2] St Patrick's Church, Belfast, July 2010 (01).JPG
St George's Church Dublin church 1813 61 m (200 ft) St. George's Church, Dublin.JPG

Other categories

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)
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)

Planned

  • Dublin Airport New Air Traffic Control Tower, 80m, to be built in tandem with new northern runway
  • Ilex Tower, Derry 73 m (240 ft) (part of Fort George regeneration project)[citation needed]
  • Capital Dock, Dublin 79 m (259 ft) (construction expected in 2015)
  • Bolands Quay, Dublin 54 m (177 ft) (construction expected in 2015)

Delayed/canceled

See also

References

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  3. Associated Press (2008-10-31). "Dublin shelves U2 Tower plans amid property slump". International Herald Tribune. Retrieved 2008-11-22.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>