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Carrantoohil

Dunloe, Killarney, Ireland
353-66-976-9244
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Ranked #5 of 62 attractions in Killarney
Type: Mountains
Most recent review
- Mar 3, 2014
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Tullamore, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

A totally exhilirating and brilliant experience,with views of what must be amongst the most beautiful in the world

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Hull
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

This is a wonderful scenic mountain but it is a 'Mountain'. If you are not an experienced hill walker with the correct gear do not attempt it unless you have a guide. There is no easy way up Carrantoohil and the route given in the tourist brochures via 'devils Ladder' is a steep scree filled gully which in my opinion... More

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Killarney, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Have been up 6 times this year already and turned back once. Seems easy enough, for anyone who regularly hill walks, to get up but its this lack of care that gets many hurt. Always be aware of where you are and your limits. Better to return and live to climb again than take unnecessary risks. Clear day- the view... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

although not a huge mountain compared to maybe other countries the views are breath taking ,the climb up the loose shale type rock on the devils ladder could be daunting , always climb safely

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Dublin, Ireland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

For my money, it's the best maountain in Ireland to hike, and not just because it's the highest. The variation in scenery and types of terrain make it a good challenge, but it's well worth the effort!

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Midleton, Ireland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Well worth a climb on a clear day. Best views I have ever experienced! Give yourself plenty of time (we took 5 hours round trip) Its nice to sit at the top for a well earned rest after a hard climb. Make sure to follow paths & wear suitable footwear. We went up the devils ladder, was a little slippy... More

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

My husband and I didn't make it to the summit. It was very cloudy that day so we wouldn't be able to see anything but the hand in front of our face. The hike/walk up to devil's ladder is breathtaking. Beautiful mountain views, waterfalls and two lakes. It was our favorite hike on our trip!

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

If you really want to push your body to limits, it may be one of the places to visit in cold/ damp weather. Don’t go to top when you feel it’s not right but walk as much as you can.

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Galway, Ireland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Our summit, at 1039m or 3414ft. Challenging enough so give it the whole day. Many ways to go up and down, but no easy way! Be prepared for everything. Plenty of energy snacks and water if it's a hot day. At Cronin's yard, there is plenty of car parking and a little shop. Also showers and toilets there. So it's... More

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Ennis, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Loved the challenge and the views. A great feeling to have climbed the highest mountain in Ireland. A must for any outdoors enthusiast.

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