Carrauntoohil is located in County Kerry and is the highest peak in the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks. Meaning ‘Tuathal’s sickle’, Carrauntoohil is also the highest mountain on the island of Ireland at 1,039 metres.
There are a variety of mountain ranges, hills, and trails in Ireland to explore! Each one is very different in character and form, reflecting its geological diversity. A number of these are accessible from Dublin as a day hike, and we have the very best of them here.
The Mournes and Carlingford mountains lie on the northeast coast, bisected by the beautiful Carlingford Lough. Both these day hikes are graded hard, reflecting their tougher nature, but still well within the abilities of a reasonably fit hiker.
The Slieve Blooms are a more gentle proposition, nestled in the midlands of Ireland, they offer a lovely day out with babbling streams, forest tracks and an easy angled ridge walk at the moderate grade.
Those seeking a challenging mountain hike in Ireland should consider Carrauntoohil, the highest peak in the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks or Mweelrea, with clear-day views to the coast and one of the iconic ‘4 Peaks’.
These itineraries offer the opportunity to travel well beyond the Dublin area, but still get back into town in time for an evening meal. Join us in exploring the lovely mountain ranges in Ireland with our professional guides!