Check out some sweet highs in Killarney

I’m talking about elevation. To see the world from up high. There is something truly remarkable about that.

The peace and perspective of the elevated outdoors does wonders for the soul. And when it comes to mountains and activities, we’re spoilt for choice in The Kingdom.


We’ve compiled this handy list of easily accessible

activities to kick-start your Killarney adventures.


  1. Climb Carrauntoohil. Ireland’s Highest Peak at 1,039m and one for the
    bucket list. Go with a pro (5-8 hours).
    Difficulty rating: Strenuous


  2. Walk Torc Mountain for the sweetest views of Killarney and The Old
    Kenmare Road. Follow the sleepers to the top (2-4 hours).
    Difficulty rating: Moderate


  3. Mangerton Mountain and the epic Devil’s Punchbowl is easy to navigate
    but a long slog (4-5 hours).
    Difficulty rating: Strenuous


  4. Climb the Purple Mountain from the Gap of Dunloe. The path isn’t
    obvious so map your route and bring a compass (4-5 hours).
    Difficulty rating: Strenuous


  5. Scramble Strickeen for a quick elevation hit. You only have to climb
    440m for panoramic views of Beenkeragh, Carrauntoohill, Dingle Bay &
    Peninsula, Cromane, Purple, Tomies, Killarney Lakes and the Gap of
    Dunloe. Start at Kate Kearneys (1-2 hours).
    Difficulty rating: Easy-Moderate


  6. Walk a ridge on the Reeks for a challenging, unforgettable day. Go with                                                a pro – we recommend Kerry Climbing. They offer several routes so pick
    your beast and get going. Some routes can take up to 12 hours!
    Difficulty rating: Strenuous


  7. Abseil over the top! Kerry Climbing run full, half day and evening
    abseiling courses suitable for absolute beginners to well seasoned rock
    climbers. They cater for students ranging from 8 to 91!
    Difficulty rating: Easy-Moderate


  8. Ever heard of Coasteering? No? Let us introduce Mor Active Tours. They’ll                                      show you a day like no other! Mix a scenic cliff walk with an ocean swim and                                         a test of your mettle! Feel alive and exhilarated! We can’t recommend this enough!
    Difficulty rating: Easy, but nerves of steel required!

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