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Carrantoohil, Killarney

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Mountain Nature / Park
Climb up Carrantoohil for breathtaking views atop Ireland's highest peak. There are several paths to the top, but most people take the northeast route. Alternatively, you can take the "horseshoe" trip and climb from the west. While you don't need special equipment, be careful of loose rocks and wear dependable hiking shoes. Once you've ascended, you'll be rewarded with the awe-inspiring sight of three bowl-shaped valleys and their lakes surrounded by mountains. A steel cross was erected here in 1976. Consider hiring a guide if you are an inexperienced hiker. Put Carrantoohil on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Killarney travel itinerary planner.
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  • A group of 8 of us went from Cronins Yard (€2) to park your car. Left at 9.15 and it took 4 hours to climb. Our guide was a friend who is extremely experienced. It is a climb and definitely not a hike...  more »
  • We went from Cronins Yard which is about 16 km outside Killarney. There is a cafe, restrooms and showers there. Navigating your way up and down is pretty easy but the climb itself is hard. The start o...  more »
  • Easy parking at Cronin's ladder (€2) and a very pleasant walk to the base of Devil's ladder. Very boggy underfoot, but fine with walking boots (May). Devil's ladder is very worn in places and so quite...  more »