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Carrauntoohil Route Descriptions

This section of our website describes three of the most popular routes up Carrauntoohil (1039m). The route descriptions given should only be used in conjunction with the appropriate map (see individual route descriptions for details). It should be pointed out that regardless of height, Carrauntoohil is a challenging mountain to ascend compared to many Irish summits. If you are in any doubt whatsoever about your ability and experience you are strongly advised to go with a more experienced walker or consider hiring a guide. Please contact us for a list of those offering guiding services on the mountain.

Dogs: Please note dogs are not permitted on Carrauntoohil. Please respect the wishes of the local landowners - without their goodwill, access to the mountain would not be possible. Thanks.

To see detailed route descriptions please click on the map or on the links below:

Devil's Ladder Route
Brother O'Shea's Gully (Cummeenoughter) Route
Caher (Coomloughra) Route



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