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Hiking Carrauntoohil: Ireland’s Highest Mountain

Hiking Carrauntoohil Mountain via the Coomloughra Horseshoe Kerry, Ireland

While traveling through County Kerry I decided to climb 4 of Ireland’s biggest mountains in a single day, including Carrauntoohil, the highest one in the country. Here’s how!

If you’re looking for a challenging (and free) outdoor activity to do while traveling in Ireland, I highly recommend hiking to the top of Carrauntoohil, Ireland’s highest mountain at 1038 meters (3,407 ft).

Carrauntoohil (Corrán Tuathail in Irish, meaning Tuathail’s Sickle) is part of the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks mountain range, located in County Kerry.

This is a great hike to do if you’re traveling through Killarney, home of Killarney National Park.

While there are a few different ways up Carrauntoohil, I decided to hike the Coomloughra Horseshoe Loop, considered the best ridge walk in Ireland.

In this hiking guide, I’ll share information about the different routes…

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