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An Daingean | Co. Kerry, Ireland
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All reviewscar parkgreat hikewhite markersgreat sense of achievementbring water and snacksrain gearworth the effortthree hourshiking bootsstunning viewscloghanecloudspilgrimspathclimbroutedingle
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Be prepared, yes, true. You need the proper gear, mountaineering boots, warm clothing and something to keep you dry. Tell friends or family where and when you are going. Take enough food and water. AND bring your camera, the best camera is the one you...More

1  Thank PieterBolinder
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

We climbed Mount Brandon on a trip to Tralee recently,had planned to go up from Faha but with poor weather we decided on the Cosain Na Naoimh route from Baile Breac.The trail is waymarked all the way with white markers and crosses evenly spaced out...More

1  Thank kennj54
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Mount Brandon is well sign posted out of Dingle and there is a small carpark at the outset. The route up is brilliantly marked out, with white posts and stone crosses. The terrain initially is steep grassy banks which towards the later third becomes more...More

1  Thank GAB056
Reviewed 31 July 2018

I'm in my early 50s and consider myself a bit overweight and only somewhat fit, so I wasn't going to climb the path up and over but rather go around in order to get from Cuas to Cloghane. But the weather was nice and I...More

2  Thank quinnunit66
Reviewed 30 July 2018

The trailhead is well marked but you need to plan ahead. Weather is the most important factor is how your hike will go. Lovely area.

Thank mdos7
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Great experience in a beautiful part of Ireland. Although the views were obscured by a sea must the sense of solitude and isolation was enhanced. The trail from Baile breac is well marked. Very manageable for anyone who is an experienced hiker or with a...More

Thank mocallaghan005
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Started Hiking at 8 pm , during the hottest period of time that Ireland has had since 1976. Sunset was about 10:20 pm. I was tired from several previous hikes so I only went half way up to the Cross Number 6. So Glad I...More

Thank gwkeppi
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Trekking shoes needed! It is also necessary to have an umbrella. If you can visit it with friends, it will be more fun. If you stay long enough in the area you can visit the Dead zone area it is not the usual place visited...More

2  Thank Ndeye L
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

A great walking path ! Take the time to do this. Walk to the top - pillbox still standing up there. Great views and sheep roaming the hills.

Thank Regina M
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We had experienced a lot of rain the day before and the ground was still very wet/boggy. There really is no trail. You are just following the rocky outline of a creek or runoff bed most of the way up. Hiking boots for ankle stability...More

1  Thank mcconnellboys
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PaulineMannix
11 July 2016|
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Response from David M |
It took myself and two friends 4 and half hours up and down. We stopped at the top for tea also. It is a hard climb though.
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Krissie-Marie B
28 June 2016|
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Response from Paddy H | Reviewed this property |
The easiest route is from the west. It was no problem for an 8 year old in perfect weather. 8 year old is normal fit and doesn't do a lot of hiking. A 5 year old might be ok, but probably a bit tough/long for a 3 year old.
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