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Ireland's highest peak.
Dunloe, Killarney V93 YX2P, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a Jaunting Car in the National park and were about to stop for photos at the lake with Carrantoohil in the backdrop. Carrantoohil is the highest mountain on the island of Ireland

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lollygal
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Tough trails near the mountains, but incredible views and scenery.Had an incredible time with my husband.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Liz G
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Two of us walked up through the gap and down into the Black Valley, its say a 4 hour walk, something like that but God its beautiful. You can walk down into the Black Valley and more or less at the end of the road...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank npower2016
Reviewed September 1, 2018

The mountain is beautiful, with several lakes on each side. In terms of difficultuy it does not compare to hikes in the Alps, Uintas or Rockies but I was lucky to hike on a beautiful sunny day. There was no need for a guide as...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kaioatey
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This is a very challenging hike, not to be taken lightly. The real ascent begins at the Devil's Ladder, and climbs straight up from there. Weather tends to shift continuously through the day, so bring all of the rain ear and layers!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank xmucane
Reviewed August 3, 2018

A wonderful day out went up and down the devils laddder fine clear day . Plenty of liquid on board and safe footwear and go enjoy the day .

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bridie544
Reviewed August 3, 2018

This was a fun hike, being from New England and having some hiking under my belt this felt like an intermediate/advanced hike in New England. We took a taxi to Cronin's Yard (there is parking available there as well) and hiked up via the Devils...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 31, 2018

Is amazing to see Kerry from the highest point of Kerry.The view is unbelievable did'n expected my self till I was there.Most be Seen

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank AndrianaC19
Reviewed July 30, 2018

The climb up was a grind. Down we passed several other peaks in poor visibility and with challenging route-finding. It's lonely up there, but worth it to be on the top of Ireland.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank mdos7
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Coming from the Adirondack region of New York State, we are used to high mountains and have actually climbed our highest peak as well. That being said, the experience at Carrantoohill was unmatched. It was difficult to find the trail head since a water main...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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François M
July 5, 2018|
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Response from keefer1988 | Reviewed this property |
It's about 18km to cronins yard from Killarney, without a car honestly your best option is to call a taxi to take ye there or depending on how large your group is you could always thumb it from Killarney, it won't take long... More
June 26, 2018|
Response from keefer1988 | Reviewed this property |
You don't necessarily need a guide as the path takes you past some beautiful lakes and waterfalls before you start to climb bit of you would prefer a guide I would highly recommend pat Falvey. You ha book a guide on his... More
Billy O
February 17, 2016|
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Response from Usia1983 |
It is about 18 km from Killarney towards Killorglin. After 7km road N72 behind Killarney turn left in the direction of Gap of Dunloe (Gap Rd.) At the end of the turn in the direction of Carrantoohil narrow road to the car... More
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13 day itinerary - would love feedback (11 Replies)
My husband and I are first time visitors to Ireland later this month. Would love to know if this itinerary is too ambitious...we love hiking, nature, and pubs. Day 1 – Morning arrival in Dublin, see sites. Stay overnight. Day 2 – Drive to Kilkenny (Kilkenny castle), Mahon Falls, Cahir Castle, end in Kinsale - overnight: Kinsale *Do we need an extra night here? Stay overnight in Kilkenny and head to Kinsale the next day? Day 3 – maybe English Market /Cobh(Heritage Center), Charles Fort,...More
May 17, 2015|
Response fromJohn G|
For what little it is worth (I've been to Ireland only once and am headed back this summer--did part of the route you're doing when I was there), I'd stay in Kilkenny on the second night, seeing Glendalough and other sites along the way before going on to Kinsale the following day. I also think day 7 might be too ambitious and would stay somewhere in between Kenmare and Doolin--probably Dingle. On the other hand, Day 12 is not ambitious enough--the Ms are just like driving on...More