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Address: Dunloe, Killarney, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-66-976-9244
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We climbed up Carrantoohil last week. We were staying at the new cottage at Cronin's Yard (highly recommend). We set off with the classic mix of clear blue skies followed by light... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Coleraine, United Kingdom

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Coleraine, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We climbed up Carrantoohil last week. We were staying at the new cottage at Cronin's Yard (highly recommend). We set off with the classic mix of clear blue skies followed by light showers. Amazingly it had snowed heavy overnight and so the tops were all covered in snow. I had read all the guide books about how dangerous the Devils... More 

Thank EddNM
Cork, Ireland
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you feel like getting out in the fresh air and are somewhat fit head to Carrantoohil. Great way to spend a day if you are feeling energetic and the weather is good! On our recent visit we only made it about a third of the way as the rain and wind was to strong, but we still enjoyed it.... More 

Thank Catherine G
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37 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been up and down this peak many's the time on varying routes and every time is different. Its not that high in real mountain terms but because of its isolation and damnably fickle climate it ought to be approached with some modicum of respect. (It's on the coast, after all) The usual and "fastest" route is via the Hag's Glen... More 

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Paramus, New Jersey
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53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I've been to a lot of high points but there is something special about being at the highest point of a large island. There is literally no one above you on the entire island of Ireland at that moment. This is a fairly challenging hike from Cronins Yard but well worth it. The views and landscape going up and down... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

My husband and I have been to Killarney once before and did some research on the mountains and decided to have a guide take is up. We went through the Kerry Climbing (highly recommend) to take us up through the Brothers O'Shea route. I would really recommend getting a guide if you plan on going to the top. Our guide... More 

Thank Tresa T
Cork, Ireland
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166 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This iconic mountain is the Irish version of Everest to all hill-walkers. There are various approaches, including Gap of Dunloe, Lough Acoose and Hag's glen. For this hill, you need guidnace the first time you climb it to ensure safety and to check out competency. Many of the paths are eroded now and I really would avoid the Devil's Ladder... More 

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55 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Just go for it! Up: the Devils ladder Down: Zig Zags Absolutely worth it. Perhaps not on weekends or on wet day. But give it a try anyhow

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Killarney, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

It's amazing view from the top of the Mountain. when you look out from the top of mountain you see beautiful Scenic views of Killarney and the lakes and the hills and mountains.

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County Kerry, Ireland
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

I have Climbed Carrantoohill 3 times in all different types of weather, the first time I climbed it I thought it was the hardest thing I have ever done, I have to say I'm sure like any other mountain it gets Slightly easier each time, id like to put emphasis on the slightly, all in all its an amazing experience... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

This is a tough climb I've done it twice first time was with a local guide John O'Sullivan he took me via O'Sheas gully which was quite an enjoyable trek like nothing I done before a must do. Most recently was this year with my girlfriend via the devils ladder it had been raining pretty bad the past few days... More 

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