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Carrantoohil

Dunloe, Killarney, Ireland
+353 66 976 9244
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Ring of Kerry Rail Trip from Dublin
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Ireland's highest peak.
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
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“devils ladder” (54 reviews)
“cronins yard” (20 reviews)
“highest peak” (17 reviews)
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Dunloe, Killarney, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank asdeejim
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Panettonet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 17 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

Thank Tony_le_Blanc
Reviewed 30 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
Reviewed 23 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

Thank sjolley66
Reviewed 21 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
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We choose to hike this with a guide due to the steep climbs and possible lack of visibility. The guide also provided us with a lot of information on the area. Those is good shape would enjoy it. We were 7 hours at an easier...More

Thank S A
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Little over a 17 km route if you leave from Cronin's yard. Handy car park at Cronins yard €2 a go. They have a coffee shop with toilets, showers etc. there if you need it. Great walk up the valley splitting the two lakes before...More

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Billy O
17 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
14 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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