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Carrantoohil

Dunloe, Killarney, Ireland
353-66-976-9244
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Ranked #3 of 63 attractions in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
Activities: Running
Description: Ireland's highest peak.
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Chicago, Illinois
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74 reviews 74 reviews
35 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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Cork, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Carrantoohil is a little over 1km high with a few paths to the summit. If your going here, please let a friend or relative know which path your going on case you get into trouble, check out mountainrescue.ie for advise on what to take and routes. Dangers: The devils path route has lots of loose rock and you can get... More

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Cork, Ireland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Great sceinic climb, but this is tough... I was told it would be a bit tougher than a hill walk.... trust me it's alot tougher.... I would think I'm reasonably fit.... and I found this hard... we were lucky we climbed on a very clear day so we got to enjoy fab scenery ..... but it was a little warm.....and... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Be honest with your skills and fitness level and pair this with the weather. For a quick semi safe climb definitely go through Cronin's yard and the devil's staircase. Cronin's is a place where you can park safely, maybe follow a few hikers, and get a bite afterwards. Awesome! Croninsyard.com I used a few resources to figure out how to... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We climbed Carrauntoohil on a beautiful sunny day via the Coomloughra Horseshoe route. This isn't the most popular route but there is a newly built car park along the road heading down to Lough Acoose and Glencar. The 'concrete' road is very steep and is quite exhausting! Be aware that there are a lot of sheep along this path, I... More

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Calgary
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We were very lucky that we had amazing weather - the longest day of the year - and we surprised that the top was absolutely packed. There were lots of groups doing fund raising activities. We took the devil's ladder up and did the zig zags down. We were in a very large group so it took much longer than... More

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23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The reason I point out not to climb it expecting a magnificent view is because no matter what the weather is like at the foot you can never be guaranteed of a clear view from the top. I have climbed the mountain multiple times now but only once did I have a clear view and what a spectacular view it... More

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Dundalk, Ireland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Cronins yard is where a lot of people park, however if you continue past this turn you will see another Car Park sign 1km or so and this provides another access (free) to the mountain. We left from there and climbed the mountain via the Zig-Zags. From the car parking to about 150m from the zig zags the track is... More

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dublin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Every Irish person should have do this. Best route is to go up O Sheas gully and come down either the heavenly gates , the devils ladder or the easy option is to go over to the zig zags. take lots of food and enjoy a picnic on the summit. a great day out in the best county in ireland.

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