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Hillwalkers' Register 4

Last updated 7 May 2022

The 2000ft Mountains of Ireland

[Claims]  [References]

This Register records the names of those walkers who have completed all the 2,000ft (610m) hills in Ireland (Southern and Northern). The list represents quite a major challenge. Some are distant from any road. Although none requires specific climbing skills, some involve steep (and often loose) slopes and require excellent navigational ability.


Claimants must state the list used for their completion. The following published lists are acceptable:

Vandeleur & Lynam (1950s)

Wall (1980s)

Dillon (1992)

Lynam (1990)

Clements (1997)

Edmondson (2005) will help you find the hills, but does not focus on the 2000ft (610m) line, but instead the Vandeleur & Lynam list of 600 metres plus which gives a list of over 273 (more than you need for this register). They have produced a book (see below) which will help you pick out a list of the hills over 610 metres.

As completion of the Irish 2000ft Hills requires a trip over the water for many of us, Progress Reports are published in each Hillwalkers' Register Annual Report. If you would like to update us, just email giving details of the number climbed during the year, and your current total. Giving both numbers helps the recorder be accurate.

You can link to the Hillwalkers' Register Claim Form here.


VANDELEUR & LYNAM: C.R.P. Vandeleur & J. Lynam (1950s). No further details available.
WALL: A list of the 2000 ft mountains of Ireland was published in Mountaineering in Ireland by C.W. Wall (Claude Wall). The book was published in 1976 by FMCI (Federation of Mountaineering Clubs of Ireland).
DILLON: The Mountains of Ireland by Paddy Dillon (1992) Cicerone Press.  Abbreviated "Dillon (I)".
LYNAM: "2000 ft List" by Joss Lynam published in "Irish Mountain Log" in the early 1990s. The whole list was not published on one occasion, but in a series of parts in the magazine, over a period of time. It is an updated version of Vandeleur & Lynam (see above), making use of the far more accurate maps available in the 1990s.
CLEMENTS: The Hewitts and Marilyns of Ireland by E.D. "Clem" Clements TACit Press. (1997). Irish County Tops are included.
MOUNTAIN VIEWS: A Hillwalking Resource for Ireland. Includes a list of the 600m hills of Ireland,
most of which are above 2000ft. The best up-to-date list.
  A guide to Ireland’s Mountain Summits – The Vandeleur-Lynams and The Arderins (2013) The Collins Press ISBN 9781848 891647


The Two Thousand Foot Mountains of Ireland

No. Nameclick to sort Sex List(s) Last Summit Rnds First Finishclick to sort
1 Stephen Murphy M Private List 1 1978
2 Paddy Dillon M Dillon (I) 1 13 Sep 1991
3 Denis Cullen M Dillon (I), Lynam Shanlieve 1 23 Oct 1993
4 Uinseann Maceoin M Private List 1 1995
5 Iain Thow M Dillon (I), Lynam, Private List Slievenamon 1 30 Jun 1999
6 Dave Watson M Dillon (I), Wall Masatiompan 1 18 Aug 1999
7 Jason Falconer M Clem, Dillon (I) Slievekimalta 1 10 Sep 1999
8 Bob Garrett M Clem, Dillon (I) Letterbreckaun 1 16 Apr 2004
9 David Richard Beresford M Dillon (I) Slieve Donard 1 10 Jul 2004
10 Rob Woodall M Clem, Dillon (I) Eagle Mountain 1 8 May 2005
11 George Edward Ross M Lynam Baurtregaum 1 24 May 2005
12 Adrian A Hendroff M Dillon (I) Croaghgorm 1 26 Nov 2006
13 Ken Whyte M Clem Knockowen 1 14 May 2008
14 Francis Shaw M Dillon (I) Masatiompan 1 20 Aug 2009
15 Kevin Dockery M Dillon (I) Carrauntoohil 1 19 Sep 2009
16 Bernard P Mahon M Dillon (I) The Paps (East Top) 1 22 May 2010
17 Michael Earnshaw M Clem, Dillon (I) Hungry Hill 1 16 Sep 2012
18 Tim Barnes M Dillon (I) Conavalla 1 5 Apr 2013
19 Alan Castle M Dillon (I) Seefin 1 24 Jun 2014
20 James Forrest M Lynam Knocknadobar 1 3 Oct 2018
21 Christine Gordon F Dillon (I) Slieve Snaght, Derryveagh 1 20 May 2019
22 Fergal Hingerty M DoBIH Coombane 1 16 May 2021
23 Danny Devlin M Dillon (I) Errigal 1 31 Jul 2022
24 Jeff Ford M Dillon (I) Galtymore 1 11 Mar 2024



Dillon (I): Mountains of Ireland (Cicerone 1992)
Clements: TACit Press (1997)
Wall: FMCI (1976)
Lynam: Joss Lynam Internet list


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