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Carrantoohil, Killarney
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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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  • Tis a fine mountain. 1100 odd meters. You're looking at about 4 or 5 hours up and down. Obviously its much nicer to walk it in the summer months but if you like bad weather and up for a challenge its ...  more »
  • A hike that requires to be equipped with good shoes and warm clothing. We left the car park Lisleibane. The view offers an amazing panorama on Kerry. The Summit is very windy. Hiking of about 5 hours.
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  • This was on my bucket list & i'm glad to say i did it. There is different ways up, some harder then others, so make sure you go with a local guide if possible. Gorgeous views & good climb.