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Carrantoohil

Dunloe, Killarney, Ireland
353-66-976-9244
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Ranked #3 of 65 Attractions in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
Activities: Running
Description: Ireland's highest peak.
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Chichester, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

As Irelands' tallest mountain and third highest mountain in the British Isles, it is breathtaking in all weather's. A must for hiker's to this area of Ireland.

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Budapest, Hungary
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is the highest peak of Ireland, and quite an exciting tour even though it is not a very high mountain. If you can, you should go by car, the last parking place is rather far from any settlements or public transport, and it is a 5-6 hrs hike from there. Being backpackers, we had to hitchhike, and you can... More

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Loved the views. The guide was great. Will be back. The treck down was a bit hard on the knees but enjoyable none the less

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cork ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is no easy hike. If you are not fit, afraid of heights,lack stamina, and want an easy stroll ,then this is not for you. If you know that you can walk, hike and scramble for 6-8 hours then you are in for a real treat. Starting point is usually Cronins yard where there is parking,refreshments and showers. One can... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

i am a hill walker but Carrantoohil is a really tough hike especially the gully where there is climbing. The views at the top were fab and well worth the hike. Other hikers were all very supportive. It takes from 5 1/2 hours - 7 1/2 hours so go early, wear appropriate clothing and carry water and food.

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Dublin, Ireland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
9 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Parked at Cronin's yard and accessed via the Zig Zags for ascent and descent. Round trip of 17.5km but well worth it as Devils Ladder is becoming unsafe through erosion

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Cork, Ireland
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A group of us attempted Carrauntoohil yesterday to raise money for cancer research,, Unfortunately I didn't make the top..I was the only one of the group of 30 of us that didn't make it but all the same it was amazing, we were guided up O'Shea's Gully and taken down the Zig Zags.. some of our group went up the... More

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Galway, Ireland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We climbed Carrantoohil with our friends last weekend - It was a great adventure - and the Devils Ladder was quite challenging after previous day spent on bicycles... I really enjoyed the views - even though it was cloudy for most of the time. I would recommend this mountain to everyone who has good condition and is not scared of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We climbed Carrantoohil on what had to have been the most beautiful day of the summer so far. The surrounding landscape was absolutely stunning and the views from the top were simply breathtaking. None of us were really that experienced when it came to hiking but because we were all relatively fit, paced ourselves and brought plenty of food and... More

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Naas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Climbed Carraantoohil last Friday on a soft Kerry day. Great experience but it can get a bit tricky up the route known as the Devils ladder particularly in the rain.. Need proper boots. Got to the top but unfortunately the clouds came down which meant that we had climbed into a ball of cotton wool. Got down eventually where I... More

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