**above 3,000 feet (915 metres).**For a peak to be included there had to be more than 50 feet (15 metres) height gain between it and the nearest adjacent higher peak. These mountains became known as

**Munros**.

**Ireland has just 14 Munros**. As you can see, all but three are on the McGillycuddys Reeks in Kerry.

1. Carrauntohil 1039 m 8. Cnoc an Chuilinn 958 m

2. Beenkeragh 1010 m 9. Mt. Brandon 952 m

3. Caher East Top 1001 m 10. The Big Gun 939 m

4. Cnoc na Péiste 988 m 11. Cruach Mhór 932 m

5. Caher West Top 975 m 12. Cumeenmore Mt 926 m

6. Maolán Buí 973 m 13. Lugnaquilla 925 m

7. Carrauntoohil Tooth? 959 m 14. Galtymore 919 m

Then, in the 1930s (just to confuse things?!) along came John Corbett who listed Britain`s mountains

**between 2,500 and 3,000 feet (762 metres to 915 metres).**Needless to say these mountains became known as Corbetts. For a peak to be included there had to be a height gain of at least 500 feet (152 metres) between it and the nearest adjacent higher peak. The greater height gain differential involved in categorising Corbetts means that some significant mountains do not make the list e.g. Carrignabinnia 825 metres on the Galtees and Currahmore Mountain on the McGillycuddys Reeks!

**Ireland has 28 Corbetts**with 11 in Kerry, 5 in Mayo, 3 in Wicklow, 2 each in Tipperary, Waterford, Limerick and Down, with 1 in Carlow. Here is the full list.

Kerry Mayo

1. Brandon North Top 891 m 17. Croagh Patrick 764 m

2. Brandon Peak 840 m 18. Mweelrea 814 m

3. Másatiompán 763 m 19. Ben Lugmore 803 m

4. Baurtragaum 851 m 20. Nephin 806 m

5. Beenoskee 826 m 21. Sheefrys West 772 m

6. Purple Mountain 832 m

7. Knockbrinnia 854 m Waterford

8. Mangerton 839 m 22. Knockmealdown 794 m

9. Stumpa Dulaigh 784 m 23. Comeraghs792 m

10. Mullaghanattin 773 m

11. Coomacarrea 772 m Tipperary

24. Galtybeg 799 m

Wicklow 25. Greenane 802 m

12. Mullaghcleevaun 849 m

13. Tonelagee 817 m Limerick

14. Cloghernagh 800 m 26. Lyrecappul 825 m

27. Temple Hill 785 m

Down

15. Slieve Donard 850 m Carlow

16. Commedagh 767 m 28. Mount Leinster 795 m