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. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Killarney holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Carrantoohil and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Best descision was getting a guide for our climb rather than climbing it ourselves....what an incredible experience. From the initial contact with Catherine in the office who replied to my email late.... more »
I have climbed this peak three times using three different routes. The most recent time with my son, his friend and my grandson, we used the standard trail from the car park diverting to the Zig Zag.... more »
Once at the top you will say it was worth the climb. Coming down is fun.
I was blessed with wonderful weather. Few trails leading to the summit for more or less advanced, so everybody will find good way for himself.
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