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Carrantoohil

Dunloe, Killarney, Ireland
353-66-976-9244
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Ranked #3 of 64 Attractions in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
Activities: Running
Description: Ireland's highest peak.
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cork ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Some quick background, we are pretty avid hikers and runners who wanted to attempt this while in Ireland. Based on research online and a book about the area, we were a bit unsure of how hard it would be and which routes were best. Much of the information online is incomplete and conflicting. One common thing you may read is... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We came in April and after reading a few of the reviews decided to hike Carrantoohil but the erosion was a little concerning. So we called Cronin's Yard and asked if there was a guide interested in taking us up. Well, there certainly was. His name is Mike and he's been taking people up there for years. We drove to... More

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Cork, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

After spending many a thousand euro to travel the world I'm just stunned at such a beautiful scenic mountain climb an hour from my house (shame on me!!). What started out as a cloudy day with very little view opened up to breathtaking scenery for many of mile. Took us longer to get down with all d photos we were... More

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