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Carrantoohil, Killarney

Categories: Mountains, Nature & Parks
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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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  • A very challenging but worthwhile day out if you are fit enough to tackle Ireland's highest mountain. I didn't want to attempt it alone, so went with a group led by Kerry Climbing, who were great. You...  read more »
  • Climbing this highest mountain of Ireland is a party. You are going through the waterfall free style upwards. It was a pity that we hardly had views on the top, but that made the experience. Rather heavy, but totally worth it. Take plenty of food and drinks. More than enough thick stone!
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  • Fantastic mountain, dodgy weather though! The croomloughrea horeshoe is the way to do it over the 3 highest peaks in ireland 
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