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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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We got there in the end!

We hired James to guide us and we were very glad we did as the mist and rain came down half way up the Devil's Ladder. Did get to the summit though, despite the rain and wind... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

We hired James to guide us and we were very glad we did as the mist and rain came down half way up the Devil's Ladder. Did get to the summit though, despite the rain and wind. Unfortunately couldn't see a thing!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We Cimbed by Brother O Shea's Gully in sunny/showery weather which we enjoyed....sampled the rough with the smooth.Highly recommend midweek as less foot traffic taking away from the amazing scenery.Decent level of fitness required and a bit of balls. As it was our first climb we used KerryClimbing.ie and found them very professional from the outset.Booking was made easy with... More 

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Killarney, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

If you are not a "climber" Carrantool still has a lot to offer on the day we went there I would not have been able to climb the mountain but we went in from Cronins Yard as far as the beautiful corrie lakes near the base of the Devils ladder where we sat and had a picnic. The walk in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We hired a guide that had to cancel late on account of injury who was replaced by a guy who double booked ( and we were the losers in that ) who was replaced by yet another qualified mountain leader named John Guerin who took us up Devils Laddder on the way to Carantoohill. This had us scaling boulders that... More 

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I climbed Carrantoohil as the Middle mountain in the trio of Caher and Beenkeragh. Started from the concrete road. In atrocious conditions this is a tough climb and not one for the inexperienced. The ridges between the summits are very exposed and require scrambling skills, although some pinnacles can be turned by very narrow paths lower down. On a benign... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Great way to spend a sunny day, the only one we had in Ireland :) Took the hard way up via Devil's ladder but it was worth it. Good work out and the view on top was spectacular. If you like walking, then it's a must do while in Kerry.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Had intended to climb Carrantoohill for many years and finally got around to it at Easter This is not a climb for the faint-hearted or the unfit.We climbed on a beautiful sunny day when the views were fantastic We ascended around the right hand side by the gully and descended by the Devils Ladder which was extremely tough over the... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

There are amazing views. Need about 3 hours to enter on the top and almost the same time to back. Worth take trekking shoes because pathway is made of stones and there are places very steep. The best time to go there when weather is sunny because stones can be wet and very slippy.

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Killorglin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

great sense of achievement to go all the way to the top. Especially when covered in snow in the winter. Essential to go with experienced guides who know every stone and hole ! Bets views in Itekand, Devils ladder was the hardest part but well worth persevering

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Peaceful, tranquill with spectacular views a wonderful place to heal ones heart and soul and recharge batteries. Surrounded by nature with animals contendtedly grazing. One can't help but relax and feel a sense of heaven on earth. The proprietors are truly friendly and welcoming. Full of local knowledge and suggestions of places you might like to visit. However, for me,... More 

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