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Address: Dunloe, Killarney, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-66-976-9244
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Ireland's highest peak.

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Hiking Ireland

This has to be the ultimate mountain hiking experience in Ireland no words can describe the views from the ascent descent and from the summit of this iconic mountain Please go... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This has to be the ultimate mountain hiking experience in Ireland no words can describe the views from the ascent descent and from the summit of this iconic mountain Please go prepared and only if you have a guide or experience of mountain hiking as this is not a mountain to be complacent on. An unforgettable experience for my friend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A reasonably physical walk and scramble up Ireland's highest summit, but well worth all of the effort if the conditions on the top offer a clear view. Otherwise sit tight and wait for a better day. Unfortunately, when wet the rock etc becomes very slippery making it a much more difficult challenge. Mike

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The highest pike in Ireland. You must ,really must have a very good equipment. Very good shoes, rain coat, warm clothes etc. Plenty of water and a bar of chocolate for your energy. It is quite sharp from the stage to stage to climb up so be extremely careful. If your kids have some good experience on hill walking it... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our local friend says he walks it (and back) in 4 hours from Cronin's yard, but our group took 8.5 hours to complete the walk! Apparently the top is usually shrouded in cloud, and there's about a 1 in 10 chance that the top will be clear when you get there. The ascent we took involved actual climbing as well... More 

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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice climb. Can be done without guide too. The guide new nicer routes, had a good story and it was less hassel (efficienter use of my time). I was happy using a guide.

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Lake Mary, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Summited Carrantoohil with Kerry Climbing. I would highly recommend them for a guided hike of the mountain.

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Chichester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We're a couple of 50-somethings, who engage in too little exercise generally - but fancied a challenge on Carrauntoohil. We took 9.5 hours round-trip from Cronin's Yard, and were essentially walking like drunk penguins by the time we arrived back. Today (day after) we make funny noises coming down the stairs. We took The Devil's Ladder up, and Zigzags back... More 

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Carrigaline, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm very fortunate to be able to get out into the "reeks" on a regular basis, generally I climb the highest mountain in Ireland 2-3 times a year, my preferred route is start off from lislebane, head up hags glen and then veer right before I reach the river with the steeping stones and head up O'Shea's Gully, some short... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were unexpectedly lucky with the weather. It was a beautiful sunny day. Went up on devils ladder and decided to come down cross the saddle. It was a great decision to not come down on the "ladder" as going up few bigger rocks started to move above us. The view is spectacular. Have to say, when we started the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

This is a beautiful mountain, but I advise caution before you decide to venture out. Kerry climbing have an excellent facebook page that do daily web cams around the area. Get your hand on a map, gear up and enjoy. Its great but just dont under estimate it.

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