The highest mountain in all of Ireland can be found at the heart of the MacGillyCuddy reeks and it stands at a staggering 1,038 meters. There are multiple routes up the mountain of varying lengths and difficulties these include the Devil’s ladder, Brother O’Shea’s Gully and the Caher route.


The Devil’s Ladder and O’ Shea’s Gully routes are the two most popular with both being identical until the end when they split and use different routes to the summit.  The Caher route involves going up the opposite side of the mountain than the other two and summiting of Caher mountain which is Irelands third highest mountain.


All routes take around 6 hours in total and you should aim to summit on a good day as the mountain can get dangerous in bad weather conditions.


The views from Carrauntoohil are unlike anything else you will see in all of Ireland and well worth experiencing in person rather than just looking at pictures. You may want a guide for your first summit.