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

Carrantoohill is Ireland highest Mountain at 1300 mtrs. Located in the Magillicuddy Reeks. It has its origins in the Silurian mountain building time. It is over 250 Million... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Kerry
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Carrantoohill is Ireland highest Mountain at 1300 mtrs. Located in the Magillicuddy Reeks. It has its origins in the Silurian mountain building time. It is over 250 Million years Old.

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N IRELAND
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We set off on Monday around 11.30am we could nt see the peak...andco just about seen the base but we had driven from the Mournes to complete this challenge for or not! We went via the Devils ladder - v steep ,running water over rocks. Eventually reached the peak and knew from our map we had to go right so... More 

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Palm Desert
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Ok folks, if you read the guide books about this hike they all say it can be accomplished by anyone who is "reasonably fit." Well, my husband and I consider ourselves more than reasonably fit, and our muscles are still screaming 2 days after the "hike" up Carrauntoohil. For one thing, this is not really a hike all the way... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This an amazing experience - what an achievement to reach to the summint of the highest mountain in Ireland. I have done it a few times from different angles. Ive always done it with Piaras from Kerryclimbers, he know it like the back of his hand. You have to respect it & the weather can change quickly. Tea & home... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Ok so climbing this peak was not originally my idea. Come on you'd want to be crazy to waste all that precious drinking time struggling up Irelands highest mountain, well thats what we did. The gang of us set from Cronins Yard at about 12pm. So with bellies near bursting full of big Irish breakfasts we headed off without any... More 

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Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Crappy weather but great company with tony and the gang had a great climb up carrantoohill, then down for soup in Cronins :)

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Amazing hike. This hike would definitely be considered dangerous in the US. At some points, you are climbing on loose stones. It is not a maintained trail once you get past about half way. After that, you make your own way to the top. The stones and rocks under your feet are sliding down as you hike up so be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Long walk in to the base of the mountain across cobbles and uneven ground. Went up Devils ladder which is only a route the mobile amongst us should take on with those less fit (in age or physicality) taking the 'Zig-Zag's' route. took the 'Zig-Zags' on the way down which is a lot safer than taking on the Devil's Ladder... More 

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Waterville, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

As i do not have experience in this semi serious climbing , I joined up with some experienced friends , This is not a trip to be taken lightly ,and requires proper walking boots , and warm clothing even on what appears to be a hot day . conditions can change quickly , and fog can often become a problem... More 

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Newmarket-on-Fergus, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Unspoilt Beautiful Area, not ruined by over marketing....take a trip to Cronins yard, avail of the facilities, pay a small fee, has showers and a coffee shop, secure parking. As in all mountain areas....BE SENSIBLE!!! wear the proper shoes/boots and gear, don't take chances late in the evening, enlist a guide for certain routes as it can be a bit... More 

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