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Carrantoohil

Address: Dunloe, Killarney, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-66-976-9244
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Ranked #3 of 59 Attractions in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Nature & Parks
Activities: Running
Owner description: Ireland's highest peak.
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Type: Mountains, Nature & Parks
Activities: Running
Owner description: Ireland's highest peak.
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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Brisbane, Australia
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73 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

If you are a walker, I beleive this would be magical. If you are in a car and it's raining, it's a mountain. When the snow falls it us very pretty, but then so us any mountain with snow cads.

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Carrantoohil is Ireland highest mountain at 1,038 metres (3,406 ft) high and is the central peak of the Macgillycuddy's Reeks range. Even so it is accessible to most able-bodied people. Its tough going at times and there is a LONG walk across until you reach the foot of the Devils ladder!! You don't notice it on the way as the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Brilliant experience with Kerry Climbing guide, who took great care to ensure that we took a reasonable route along a challenging climb. Very enjoyable with a lifelong memory at the end of the day.

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4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Began trek and finished in Cronin's Yard .enjoyed tea ,coffees ,showers after a great day out. Our group traveled i July on the warmest day of year in my opinion.delighted to achieve our goal. up Bro O'sheas gully and down heavenly gates.enjoyed meeting characters along way. Germans,Austrians,Americans and plenty of Irish. a guy asked me is there a McDonald's at... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Hiked up on September 23rd. Wonderful hike. Went up the Devil's ladder route and it isn't as eroded as people seem to claim. Stick to the trails. We descended via the north face of the mountain and made our own trail. Exciting, but very dangerous.

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

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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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

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 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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