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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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  • I took a tour up Carrauntoohil this February when the weather was not on our side (rain, extreme wind, cold, etc). It was very challenging with the powerful gusts and the Devil's ladder being flooded ...  more »
  • Great fun - Devil's Ladder was sketchy in places. Was grateful for the car park amenities at the base, really clean.  more »
  • Again, a successful attempt to win this time in winter, the highest mountain in Ireland. Route podejściowa led by "the Devil's Ladder" (the Devil's Ladder), while going down the road-The Zig Zags. The trip made in 6 hours, very slow pace, including breaks for photos and two breaks for food in this 45 minute break on the small fireplace/grill on top. Next time for sure a different route: O'Sheas Gully or The Heavenly Gates, I am adding photos maps of other roads and our route.
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