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“devils ladder”(59 reviews)
“cronins yard”(21 reviews)
Ireland's highest peak.
Dunloe, Killarney V93 YX2P, Ireland
+353 66 976 9244
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Reviewed 1 week ago

6 hours should see you up and down. No previous training required once youre someways fit. Only one steep part, but thats fine, not at all difficult. Recommend you bite the bullet and do it if youre interested.

Thank Kieran C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Successfully climbed this beauty on several occasions. Absolutely beautiful day out. Amazing lakes and a great sense of personal achievement awaits anyone who does this.

Thank Ciaran O
Reviewed 4 June 2018

We climbed on a glorious sunny day and had planned the trip. It was quite a difficult ascent - devil's ladder not for the faint hearted.

Thank Angela L
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Spectacular mountain, beautiful gullies and lakes. Great craic with the guide from KerryClimbing. It was a challenging climb up O'Shea's Gully, across the summit, over a ridge and down the Zig-Zags. A guide was a MUST for us not being familiar with this mountain or...More

Thank Etchatmo
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Be advised there is an extra charge of €25 per person if you're taking the hackney-quite steep and not a comfortable ride! The view of this highest mountain is spectacular on a sunny day. ENJOY!

1  Thank Christy_Luv2
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

We started off in Cronins yard. It was such an adventure. There was a group of us and a guide also. We went at night time. It was very tough but very enjoyable.

Thank lucyyeah
Reviewed 15 May 2018

On our tour of the Ring of Kerry, it was nice to come to the point where we could see the highest mountain, Carrantoohil, of Ireland. It is a perfectly triangular mountain from where we viewed it and we were told that it was 3406...More

1  Thank jer b
Reviewed 11 May 2018

it is an amazing place but difficult to climb especially the devil's ladder. Even thought i came from Ethiopia, a mountainous country, i am really enjoyed the nature, mountains, the small rivers and lakes. the place is well organised and informative at the start point...More

Thank Dawit D
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Had a free day on my own in Killarney, decided to tackle Carrantoohil. And so, so pleased that I did. Hike took about 6.5hrs (starting/ending in Cronin’ yard). Was raining and very wet to start. And a bit chilly w/ limited visibility as I reached...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 25 April 2018

From start to finish an unbelievable experience!!! As a hiker from Wicklow I thought about hiking this myself but I've heard about things going wrong and as I'm not good with a map knew that I would feel a bit anxious about heading into these...More

1  Thank nancyspain72
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François M
5 July 2018|
Response from Ciaran O | Reviewed this property |
It's about 18km to cronins yard from Killarney, without a car honestly your best option is to call a taxi to take ye there or depending on how large your group is you could always thumb it from Killarney, it won't take long... More
26 June 2018|
Response from Ciaran O | Reviewed this property |
You don't necessarily need a guide as the path takes you past some beautiful lakes and waterfalls before you start to climb bit of you would prefer a guide I would highly recommend pat Falvey. You ha book a guide on his... More
Billy O
17 February 2016|
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It is about 18 km from Killarney towards Killorglin. After 7km road N72 behind Killarney turn left in the direction of Gap of Dunloe (Gap Rd.) At the end of the turn in the direction of Carrantoohil narrow road to the car... More
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