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Dunloe, Killarney, Ireland
+353 66 976 9244
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Ireland's highest peak.
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“devils ladder” (48 reviews)
“cronins yard” (18 reviews)
“highest peak” (16 reviews)
Dunloe, Killarney, Ireland
+353 66 976 9244
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great hike. The devils ladder is a steep scramble with some loose rock. Quickest way up but your legs will know all about it. From the devils ladder to the sumit it loose stone. The temperature drops at the top of the ladder even on...More

Thank James K
Reviewed 1 week ago

I made sure to catch this on my trip. I am an avid hiker and do not shy away from a challenge. This is more than a casual day hike. Proper planning and preparation should go into this trip. Go to All Trails for a...More

Thank Ray T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of 8 of us went from Cronins Yard (€2) to park your car. Left at 9.15 and it took 4 hours to climb. Our guide was a friend who is extremely experienced. It is a climb and definitely not a hike. We went...More

Thank Caroline N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went from Cronins Yard which is about 16 km outside Killarney. There is a cafe, restrooms and showers there. Navigating your way up and down is pretty easy but the climb itself is hard. The start of the climb is an easy 3k walk...More

Thank robwalshe101
Reviewed 19 May 2017

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....More

1  Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 16 May 2017

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.

Thank Loo99car
Reviewed 13 May 2017

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!

Thank DeirdreMary07
Reviewed 7 May 2017

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

Thank flaneur40
Reviewed 3 May 2017

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...More

1  Thank MADoyle26
Reviewed 3 May 2017

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...More

1  Thank CarolynnAng5
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Billy O
How do I get to Cronins Yard ? What road? Near Killarney?
18 February 2016|
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Response from Usia1983 |
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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Are visitors able to climb without a guide?
15 April 2015|
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Response from Aitch22 | Reviewed this property |
"Yes...BUT" - it is a rocky, harsh and steep environment. Don't travel alone, take several layers of clothing, sufficient energy snacks and water (min 2L per person). A torch/lamp, mobile phone (with spare charged battery... More