Top 10 Scenic Mountain Trails Of Ireland You Need To Experience

Ireland is a small country of beautiful natural landscape, and also some of the most adventurous hiking trails. Here is our top 10 scenic mountain trails in Ireland.

10. Slieve Foy, Co. Louth

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Credit: strollwithmetours.ie

Care is to be taken when climbing this mountain, with the initial ascent littered with rock or wet bog. Even if it is a modest 590 metres, this mountain is to be threaded carefully. On a fine day, after reaching the summit, the Isle of Man and the Mourne Mountains are visible in the distance.

9. Slieve Donard, Co. Down

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A relatively straightforward climb, just follow the stonework all the way up this tremendous 850-metre mountain to the summit. A stunning view of the Mourne Mountains is your reward for this four-hour hike up and down.

8. Diamond Hill Loop, Galway

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Credit: ballynahinch-castle.com

Probably the easiest trek of all the contenders at a slow descending 445-metre summit, this mountain provides some the best scenery in Ireland for its grade of difficulty. With Kylemore Abbey in view, and the Twelve Ben mountains, some epic selfie moments are on tap up here (for a more challenging adventure, try the Benbaun mountain)

7. Torc Mountain, Co. Kerry

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Credit: Tony Doherty, Irish Times

A relatively easy mountain to walk, standing at 535 metres, but the scenes at the top are equally as rewarding as the more dominant peaks in Ireland. A 360-degree view of the Killarney national park should be enough to make any level of hiker jovial.

6. Mount Brandon, Co. Kerry

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Credit: kingdomcamping.com

When attempting this climb, take the Faha route for the most scenic route to the peak of the 950-metre mountain. This is a strenuous route, but has the best views of the Dingle peninsula available. This is the far most superior mountain route on The Wild Atlantic Way. Take your time and soak in this amazing 4 hour trail.

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