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Carrantoohil

Address: Dunloe, Killarney, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-66-976-9244
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Ranked #2 of 49 Attractions in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Outdoors
Activities: Running
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Owner description: Ireland's highest peak.
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Polish first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
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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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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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Hiked up on September 23rd. Wonderful hike. Went up the Devil's ladder route and it isn't as eroded as people seem to claim. Stick to the trails. We descended via the north face of the mountain and made our own trail. Exciting, but very dangerous.

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

caught the one clear day in the year and loved every second of it. went up and down the devils laddeer because tight for time and found this route enjoyable but next time would like to try a longer route

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Longford, Ireland
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This hike took ourselves about 4 and a half hours in total, from cronin's yard to the top and back. It was great fun, tough going in places, particularly the last stretch after you get up past the Devil's ladder. We were lucky with the weather we had, sun shining, lovely and warm and clear so the views from the... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
28 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Being the highest mountain in Ireland it is located in a walkers paradise! From Croinns yard to the left and right there is mountains and straight ahead is Ireland's highest peak! The walk itself is moderate the devils staircase the common way up and down is a bit hard, but I would recommend to do it on a clear sunny... More

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Chichester, England, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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