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Carrantoohil

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Address: Dunloe, Killarney, Ireland
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Ireland's highest peak.

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Up Zig Zags & down O SheasGully

184 climbers ahead using O Sheas so had to use the Zig Zags....a bit tougher as constant climb. Wether condition were varaiable...freezing rain.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Loo99car
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Limerick, Ireland
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Romsey, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 difficult to negotiate but not impossible given enough time. We had fab weather but if poor visibility very strong risk of falling and hurting... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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458 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 399 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

184 climbers ahead using O Sheas so had to use the Zig Zags....a bit tougher as constant climb. Wether condition were varaiable...freezing rain.

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Bartlett, New Hampshire
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my husband up Corrantoohil last Monday. We had gorgeous weather and could see much of Ireland from it's lofty peak. It takes about 5-6 hours return trip. If you like hiking you should go!

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New York City, New York
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812 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 413 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did not climb the peak but it is the highest in the country and is surrounded by the second and third largest peaks in Ireland. I drove by them heading north from Waterville to the Gap of Dunloe

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Portarlington, Ireland
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103 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thought Croagh Patrick was tough in Westport. That's a baby hill compared to Carrantoohill. Once at the foot of Devils ladder its climbing over wet rocks. Mini waterfall coming down around you so be very careful. Would not recommend children. No offense but It can be terrifying as an adult, let alone having to mind an infant. There are... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The highest peak in Ireland. Rocky terrain and there are several routes up/down. I went with a guide (John O'Sullivan) (see my review on Lodge & Reeks Guiding company. The views are super rewarding if you take the scenic routes. The routes chosen by the guide John O'Sullivan was nothing but breathtaking scenic routes: Started from corins yard > The... More 

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188 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are potatoes to maybe that will not be to everyone, but this one is tough. We did the whole loop within 8h and this gave us 3-day leg pain. Be aware! Totally worth it but you pay for this later office worker!

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Thank marcin w
Dublin, Ireland
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We climbed Irelands highest peak. Views were stunning. Tough going up devils ladder but was worth it. Will be back.👌

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Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a beautiful spot didn't go to do full climb but did the loop walk enjoyed same .There were several people doing the full climb a good level of fitness required and correct clothing.The coffee shop and facilities at start fantastic,real home baking and very friendly

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Killarney, Ireland
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39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Carrauntouhill is the highest of the McGillicuddy's Reeks, and can be ascended from Beaufort, Killarney. There is a short walk to the bottom of the mountain, then up the scree known as The Devil's Ladder....turn right and the highest peak in Ireland will be in front of you. Turn left for the second highest peak, Beenkeer. The climb can be... More 

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