Check out some sweet highs in Killarney

Seeing the world from up high a’top a mountain is a truly remarkable sight.

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.


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


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


Mangerton Mountain

The epic Devil’s Punchbowl is easy to navigate but its a long uphill slog most of the way (3-4 hours).
Difficulty rating: Strenuous


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


Scramble Strickeen

For a quick elevation hit this is a great hike. 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


Walk a ridge on the Reeks

For a challenging, unforgettable day walk a ridge. Go with a pro – we recommend Kerry Climbing. They offer several routes so pick our beast and get going. Some routes can take up to 12 hours!
Difficulty rating: Strenuous


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


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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