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Carrantoohil

Dunloe, Killarney V93 YX2P, Ireland
+353 66 976 9244
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Ring of Kerry Rail Trip from Dublin
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“devils ladder”(57 reviews)
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“highest peak”(17 reviews)
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Ireland's highest peak.
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Dunloe, Killarney V93 YX2P, Ireland
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+353 66 976 9244
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"devils ladder"
in 57 reviews
"cronins yard"
in 20 reviews
"highest peak"
in 17 reviews
"highest mountain in ireland"
in 13 reviews
"loose rocks"
in 5 reviews
"great climb"
in 8 reviews
"ridge line"
in 3 reviews
"poor visibility"
in 6 reviews
"challenging hike"
in 3 reviews
"rain gear"
in 7 reviews
"zig zag"
in 5 reviews
"mountain rescue"
in 4 reviews
"car park"
in 14 reviews
"local guide"
in 4 reviews
"coming down"
in 4 reviews
"hiking boots"
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"starting point"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Spectacular mountain, beautiful gullies and lakes. Great craic with the guide from KerryClimbing. It was a challenging climb up O'Shea's Gully, across the summit, over a ridge and down the Zig-Zags. A guide was a MUST for us not being familiar with this mountain or...More

Thank Etchatmo
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Be advised there is an extra charge of €25 per person if you're taking the hackney-quite steep and not a comfortable ride! The view of this highest mountain is spectacular on a sunny day. ENJOY!

Thank Christy_Luv2
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We started off in Cronins yard. It was such an adventure. There was a group of us and a guide also. We went at night time. It was very tough but very enjoyable.

Thank lucyyeah
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On our tour of the Ring of Kerry, it was nice to come to the point where we could see the highest mountain, Carrantoohil, of Ireland. It is a perfectly triangular mountain from where we viewed it and we were told that it was 3406...More

Thank jer b
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it is an amazing place but difficult to climb especially the devil's ladder. Even thought i came from Ethiopia, a mountainous country, i am really enjoyed the nature, mountains, the small rivers and lakes. the place is well organised and informative at the start point...More

Thank Dawit D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a free day on my own in Killarney, decided to tackle Carrantoohil. And so, so pleased that I did. Hike took about 6.5hrs (starting/ending in Cronin’ yard). Was raining and very wet to start. And a bit chilly w/ limited visibility as I reached...More

Thank Brian S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From start to finish an unbelievable experience!!! As a hiker from Wicklow I thought about hiking this myself but I've heard about things going wrong and as I'm not good with a map knew that I would feel a bit anxious about heading into these...More

1  Thank nancyspain72
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

My wife and I climbed Carrantoohil with a guide and so we didn't do much of the "tourist track." Instead we climbed up around the mountain via O'Shea's gulley and summited. Came down via the more touristy devils ladder, which was quite dull in comparison...More

Thank Bejoy M
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

The traditional walking route is via the Carrauntoohil trail, a 4 to 6 hour (12km) route via the Devil's Ladder on the MacGillycuddys Reeks Mountains, Co. Kerry. Unfortunately, this particular trail has become eroded in recent years, but it is still the most direct and...More

1  Thank John M
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

a group of us climbed Carrantoohill in February 2018. We used a guide (recommended) and we were very lucky with the weather. The group had different levels of fitness but were all complete novices. It is tough but achievable. about 6 hours up and down....More

1  Thank asdeejim
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Billy O
18 February 2016|
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Response from Usia1983 |
It is about 18 km from Killarney towards Killorglin. After 7km road N72 behind Killarney turn left in the direction of Gap of Dunloe (Gap Rd.) At the end of the turn in the direction of Carrantoohil narrow road to the car... More
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jmstroh3
15 April 2015|
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Response from Aitch22 | Reviewed this property |
"Yes...BUT" - it is a rocky, harsh and steep environment. Don't travel alone, take several layers of clothing, sufficient energy snacks and water (min 2L per person). A torch/lamp, mobile phone (with spare charged battery... More
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