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Carrantoohil

Dunloe, Killarney V93 YX2P, Ireland
+353 66 976 9244
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Ring of Kerry Rail Trip from Dublin
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Ireland's highest peak.
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  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“devils ladder” (57 reviews)
“cronins yard” (20 reviews)
“highest peak” (17 reviews)
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Dunloe, Killarney V93 YX2P, Ireland
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"devils ladder"
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"cronins yard"
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"highest peak"
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"highest mountain in ireland"
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"loose rocks"
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"great climb"
in 8 reviews
"ridge line"
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"poor visibility"
in 6 reviews
"challenging hike"
in 3 reviews
"rain gear"
in 7 reviews
"zig zag"
in 5 reviews
"mountain rescue"
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"car park"
in 14 reviews
"local guide"
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"coming down"
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"hiking boots"
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"starting point"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I climbed Carrantoohil with a guide and so we didn't do much of the "tourist track." Instead we climbed up around the mountain via O'Shea's gulley and summited. Came down via the more touristy devils ladder, which was quite dull in comparison...More

Thank Bejoy M
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

The traditional walking route is via the Carrauntoohil trail, a 4 to 6 hour (12km) route via the Devil's Ladder on the MacGillycuddys Reeks Mountains, Co. Kerry. Unfortunately, this particular trail has become eroded in recent years, but it is still the most direct and...More

1  Thank John M
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

a group of us climbed Carrantoohill in February 2018. We used a guide (recommended) and we were very lucky with the weather. The group had different levels of fitness but were all complete novices. It is tough but achievable. about 6 hours up and down....More

1  Thank asdeejim
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

We got so lucky with the weather the day we climbed, no rain, no cloud and low wind speed (20km) for the middle of Winter. The walk to the base of the devils ladder is easy but long. We had read a lot about the...More

1  Thank Panettonet
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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Really challenging climb at night. We were with a guide and started at 8pm. It was eerily beautiful. Very tough and very wet conditions.

Thank lucyyeah
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Conditions were tough due to snow, hail and sun zero temps but the views are spectacular and rewarding. It’s a moderate climb up Devil’s ladder due to the eroded path. Plan carefully during winter months due to number of hours of daylight.

Thank Patrick O
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

Nothing quite like the views from Irelands highest mountain. Well worth the day out and the effort involved. Please wear appropriate clothing as the Irish weather can change in a heartbeat. There is a dedicated weather forecasting site for Carrantoohil which is worth checking before...More

2  Thank Tony_le_Blanc
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

I have been lucky to have climbed this mountain on a beautiful sunny summer day. If you are lucky enough to climb and get to the top where it is clear your are truly blessed.

Thank Maura H
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

We highly recommend John O'Sullivan of The Lodge & Reeks Climbing Company if you wish to climb Carrantoohil with a guide. My wife and I climbed on 10/5/17. The weather was outstanding. John provided much information about the area. The climb was arduous even though...More

1  Thank sjolley66
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Climbed Carrauntoohil for charity with a group of 10 from work The most gruelling climb we’ve done but breathtaking scenery beyond belief Loved it - but it’s tough You need to train for it!

Thank lizzie101010
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Billy O
18 February 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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jmstroh3
15 April 2015|
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Response from Aitch22 | Reviewed this property |
"Yes...BUT" - it is a rocky, harsh and steep environment. Don't travel alone, take several layers of clothing, sufficient energy snacks and water (min 2L per person). A torch/lamp, mobile phone (with spare charged battery... More
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