Carrauntoohil is located in County Kerry and is the prominent peak in the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks mountain range. Meaning ‘Tuathal’s sickle’ it is the highest mountain on the island of Ireland at 1,039 metres (approx. 3,400 ft).
Starting at Cronin’s Yard the hike heads into the Hag’s Glen and ascends via the Devil’s Ladder (the major access route to the mountain) to the saddle at 734m. Turning right we then ascend the mountain via a broad spur to reach the prominent summit cross at 1039m.
We retrace our steps to the saddle before heading down the zig-zag path to rejoin the track in the floor of the Hag’s Glen and return to our start point. (Please note: Strictly no dogs allowed)
MEETING POINT: Car park at Cronin’s Yard (GR V 836 873) MEETING TIME: 09.15 – 09.30 start RETURN TIME Approx. 16.00 TERRAIN: Rocky paths and steep mountainside.
Cost €50.00 per person
Please note: to do this hike you must have good waterproof hiking footwear, and a waterproof jacket, warm clothing and warm hat and gloves. Without these items you will regrettably be excluded from participating.