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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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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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11 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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3 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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Dublin, Ireland
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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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9 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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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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