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Address: Dunloe, Killarney, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 66 976 9244
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Ireland's highest peak.

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Ring of Kerry Rail Trip from Dublin
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This is For the Adventurous

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Helena O
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Newmarket, Cork, Ireland
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Newmarket, Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

we climbed devil's ladder to the top! excellent view from the top! you do need to choose a sunny day since the cloud can cover everything. you also need to have waterproof shoes. sometimes you need to step into the small steams to get your way. basicly, there is no road and you need to choose your own. good for... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

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 need to be prepared for all conditions. The weather was terrible so there was no view at the top (just thick mist, high... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

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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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

This has to be the ultimate mountain hiking experience in Ireland no words can describe the views from the ascent descent and from the summit of this iconic mountain Please go prepared and only if you have a guide or experience of mountain hiking as this is not a mountain to be complacent on. An unforgettable experience for my friend... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

A reasonably physical walk and scramble up Ireland's highest summit, but well worth all of the effort if the conditions on the top offer a clear view. Otherwise sit tight and wait for a better day. Unfortunately, when wet the rock etc becomes very slippery making it a much more difficult challenge. Mike

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

The highest pike in Ireland. You must ,really must have a very good equipment. Very good shoes, rain coat, warm clothes etc. Plenty of water and a bar of chocolate for your energy. It is quite sharp from the stage to stage to climb up so be extremely careful. If your kids have some good experience on hill walking it... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Our local friend says he walks it (and back) in 4 hours from Cronin's yard, but our group took 8.5 hours to complete the walk! Apparently the top is usually shrouded in cloud, and there's about a 1 in 10 chance that the top will be clear when you get there. The ascent we took involved actual climbing as well... More 

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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Nice climb. Can be done without guide too. The guide new nicer routes, had a good story and it was less hassel (efficienter use of my time). I was happy using a guide.

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Lake Mary, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Summited Carrantoohil with Kerry Climbing. I would highly recommend them for a guided hike of the mountain.

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