Mount Eagle (Ireland)

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Mount Eagle
Sliabh an Iolair
Highest point
Elevation 516 m (1,693 ft) [1]
Prominence 461 m (1,512 ft) [1]
Listing Marilyn
Coordinates 52°7′4.18″N 10°25′55.41″W / 52.1178278°N 10.4320583°W / 52.1178278; -10.4320583Coordinates: 52°7′4.18″N 10°25′55.41″W / 52.1178278°N 10.4320583°W / 52.1178278; -10.4320583
Translation Eagle mountain (Irish)
Mount Eagle is located in Ireland
Mount Eagle
Mount Eagle
Location County Kerry, Ireland
Parent range Dingle Mountains
OSI/OSNI grid V334989
Mountain type Mainly sandstone[1]
First ascent ancestral
Easiest route Hiking
Pasture along the slopes of Mt.Eagle

Mount Eagle (Irish: Sliabh an Iolair, meaning "eagle mountain")[2][3] is a mountain in County Kerry, Ireland.


The mountain is part of Dingle peninsula and is the 419th highest in Ireland.[1] Mount Eagle is located not faraway from Slea Head (Ceann Sléibhe), the most south-westerly point of the peninsula, and is connected with mount Brandon by a ridge of lower hills.[4] On the mountain's top stands a trig point.[5]


The mountain summit was the first European bit of land seen by Charles Lindbergh after his 1927 plane voyage across the Atlantic Ocean.[6]

Access to the summit[edit]

Mount Eagle summit can be reached with a medium walk from Ventry Harbour.[1] From the top of the mountain there is a good view of the neighbouring coast and the Blasket Islands.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Dingle West Area – Mount Eagle". MountainViews. Ordnance Survey Ireland. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Sliabh an Iolair". Placenames Database of Ireland. Dublin City University. Retrieved 10 January 2016. 
  3. ^ Robert Archibald Armstrong (1825). A Gaelic Dictionary, in two parts. James Duncan. p. 327. Retrieved 12 January 2016. 
  4. ^ Peter Harbison (1995). Pilgrimage in Ireland: the mMonuments and the people. Syracuse University Press. Retrieved 11 January 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Paddy Dillon (1999). Irish Coastal Walks. Cicerone Press Limited. Retrieved 11 January 2016. 
  6. ^ Rick Steves, Pat O'Connor (2014). Rick Steves' Snapshot Dingle Peninsula. Avalon Travel. 

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External links[edit]

Media related to Mount Eagle at Wikimedia Commons