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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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The highest mount in Ireland

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

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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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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28 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Dublin, Ireland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A spectacular mountain, with breathtaking scenery - A variety of routes to explore - If you are not familiar with map reading, or you are a novice hillwalker, I would recommend that you use a guide - Mor Active in Killarney have a ealth of experience behind them! Enjoy it all!!

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Not an easy climb, but worth it. Great views from the top, as you would expect. Not for the faint hearted though

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Midleton, Ireland
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Long hard climb but it is the highest peak in Ireland! I won't lie is hard but on a clear day the view & the satisfaction when you reach the top is worth it!! We went up & down the Devils ladder, touch slow climb but most direct route up. Highly recommend completing this climb at least once in your... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Loved the views when the clouds cleared. Hated the Devils Ladder. It's the shortest way up and down, but coming down is a pain in the bee hind.

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

That mountain even it's only 1040m is very hard to climb to. there are two ways to approach it and we've heard that Devil'd Ladder is one recommended for tourists...well maybe in summer as during winter with snow its for professionals only! Its a nice stroll though till the base of the mountain.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It's great to start early in the morning so you have plenty of time to stay at the top and stop so now and than. The Devil's ladder is a serious climb that takes some focus but a every person with a average condition is able to do it. It's recommended to descend not via de Devil's ladder but the... More 

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