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“devils ladder”(56 reviews)
“cronins yard”(21 reviews)
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Ireland's highest peak.
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Dunloe, Killarney V93 YX2P, Ireland
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Reviewed July 22, 2008

This is a review of a mountain, yes a mountain, nothing more and certainly nothing else. It is the highest mountain in Ireland and the most punishing in terms of weather and effort. The payoff when you reach the top is beyond satisfying. I have...More

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Reviewed 3 days 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

Thank lollygal
Reviewed September 18, 2018

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

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

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

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!

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 .

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

Thank James M
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

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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.

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

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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
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foxground
June 26, 2018|
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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
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Billy O
February 17, 2016|
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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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