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Carrantoohil

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Address: Dunloe, Killarney, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-66-976-9244
Activities: Running
Description: Ireland's highest peak.

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a welcome challenge

A spectacular mountain, with breathtaking scenery - A variety of routes to explore - If you are not familiar with map reading, or you are a novice hillwalker, I would recommend... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Ellechim2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A spectacular mountain, with breathtaking scenery - A variety of routes to explore - If you are not familiar with map reading, or you are a novice hillwalker, I would recommend that you use a guide - Mor Active in Killarney have a ealth of experience behind them! Enjoy it all!!

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County Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Not an easy climb, but worth it. Great views from the top, as you would expect. Not for the faint hearted though

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Midleton, Ireland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Long hard climb but it is the highest peak in Ireland! I won't lie is hard but on a clear day the view & the satisfaction when you reach the top is worth it!! We went up & down the Devils ladder, touch slow climb but most direct route up. Highly recommend completing this climb at least once in your... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Loved the views when the clouds cleared. Hated the Devils Ladder. It's the shortest way up and down, but coming down is a pain in the bee hind.

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

That mountain even it's only 1040m is very hard to climb to. there are two ways to approach it and we've heard that Devil'd Ladder is one recommended for tourists...well maybe in summer as during winter with snow its for professionals only! Its a nice stroll though till the base of the mountain.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It's great to start early in the morning so you have plenty of time to stay at the top and stop so now and than. The Devil's ladder is a serious climb that takes some focus but a every person with a average condition is able to do it. It's recommended to descend not via de Devil's ladder but the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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73 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

If you are a walker, I beleive this would be magical. If you are in a car and it's raining, it's a mountain. When the snow falls it us very pretty, but then so us any mountain with snow cads.

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Carrantoohil is Ireland highest mountain at 1,038 metres (3,406 ft) high and is the central peak of the Macgillycuddy's Reeks range. Even so it is accessible to most able-bodied people. Its tough going at times and there is a LONG walk across until you reach the foot of the Devils ladder!! You don't notice it on the way as the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Brilliant experience with Kerry Climbing guide, who took great care to ensure that we took a reasonable route along a challenging climb. Very enjoyable with a lifelong memory at the end of the day.

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Began trek and finished in Cronin's Yard .enjoyed tea ,coffees ,showers after a great day out. Our group traveled i July on the warmest day of year in my opinion.delighted to achieve our goal. up Bro O'sheas gully and down heavenly gates.enjoyed meeting characters along way. Germans,Austrians,Americans and plenty of Irish. a guy asked me is there a McDonald's at... More 

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