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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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A challenging climb in poor weather

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Dublin, Ireland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 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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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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