We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cronin's Yard - Day Walks

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 AM

Cronin's Yard - Day Walks
Booking unavailable on TripAdvisor

Want other options you can book now?
All photos (29)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good12%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“apple tart”(5 reviews)
“home baking”(2 reviews)
“fruit cake”(2 reviews)
For over 200 years Cronin’s Yard has been used as the traditional starting point for ascents of Ireland’s highest mountain, Carrauntoohil. Situated at the entrance to the Hag’s Glen at Mealis, Beaufort, this is the gateway to the MacGillycuddy’s...more
Open Now
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 AM
See all hours
Beaufort, Killarney, Ireland
+353 64 662 4044
Reviews (57)
Filter reviews
53 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews apple tart home baking fruit cake starting point car park carrauntoohil cottage john glen mountains kerry hike euro ireland killarney
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 53 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a place to park your car and know it’s safe , this place is in the ashole of know where , but type in the sat Nav and it’ll be there.car-parking just €2.they have showers and a tea and cake-room ,all my I add...More

Thank binflynn1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Cronin's Yard just for the day on my boyfriend's birthday. The weather wasn't great, so we just did the flat walk, but man was it boggy! It really tested the waterproofing of my boots and it was quit hilarious trying to find a...More

Thank Spatrick87
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

We stayed in a Pod in Cronin’s Yard for four nights from the 16th to 20th August while we walked in Magillycuddy Reeks. This is just a fantastic place to stay with showers and toilets and a great cafe were the host Ester does all...More

1  Thank Fearruadha
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Nice to see not everywhere gouges tourists.. Nicely priced climbing bits and bobs and a wicked cup of tea and sandwiches after a climb.

2  Thank David J
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

Perfect base for the start of our hike up the devils ladder on carrauntoohill. We camped for 2 nights. Facilities are basic but have everything you need. Staff are so friendly and helpful, even helped us put up our tent when we were struggling! 😅...More

1  Thank Eleanor D
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Ideal base for hiking the highest mountains in Ireland.camping is basic. There is a campers kitchen. Also toilet. Showers and cafe. Very busy at weekends.

1  Thank nryan2020
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

parked up here as we would be climbing carrauntoohil . there was group of 15 . we parked our cars here it's only 2 euro . there is a coffee shop and rest rooms . its a great starting point for any of the walks...More

Thank alan o
Reviewed July 30, 2017

We walked carantoohill and was glad for a cup of tea and cake when we got back down.we also had a very nice soup with soda bread.

1  Thank 350elsie
Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

I had a detailed discussion about the Reeks walk route from Kates cottage to Cronins yard before heading out which was super helpful. Also left my fitbit in the carpark and they posted it up for me no charge which was extremely good of them....More

1  Thank Ollie K
Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

We arrived late afternoon and camped overnight in our camper van down near the cottage, it was a good flat spot and quiet. The lady at the cafe was really helpful and showed us the facilities the have - great value for €10 pn. We...More

1  Thank Ngaire B
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
The Dunloe Hotel and Gardens
158 reviews
3.72 miles away
Loch Lein Country House
1,079 reviews
5.47 miles away
The Europe Hotel & Resort
2,977 reviews
5.94 miles away
Innisfallen Hotel
103 reviews
6.03 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all nearby restaurants
The Coffee Pot Cafe
88 reviews
2.89 miles away
The Golden Nugget Pub
15 reviews
6.04 miles away
Rozzers Restaurant
696 reviews
6.31 miles away
Jacks Bakery
163 reviews
6.67 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 4 nearby attractions
The Lodge & Reeks Guiding Company
170 reviews
3.12 miles away
271 reviews
2.73 miles away
Gap of Dunloe
3,249 reviews
2.88 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
September 27, 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from FMURTAGH | Reviewed this property |
Don't know anything about the pods or cabins we stayed in Carrountoohill b@b which I highly recommend its available on AIRB@B use guides if you not a competent hill walker as Carrountoohill is not an easy climb