Corrán Tuathail

Carrauntoohil (middle) looking south along the Hag's Glen
Elevation 1,038 m (3,406 ft)
Prominence 1,038 m (3,406 ft)
Parent peak none - HP Ireland
Listing Country high point
Hewitt, Marilyn
Translation Tuathal's sickle/Tuathal's serrated mountain[1] (Irish)
Carrauntoohil is located in Ireland
Location in the Republic of Ireland
Location County Kerry, Republic of Ireland
Range Macgillycuddy's Reeks
Coordinates 51°59′58″N 9°44′34″W / 51.999447°N 9.742744°W / 51.999447; -9.742744Coordinates: 51°59′58″N 9°44′34″W / 51.999447°N 9.742744°W / 51.999447; -9.742744
Topo map OSI Discovery 78
OSI/OSNI grid V803844

Carrauntoohil or Carrantuohill[2] (play /ˌkærənˈtl/, from Irish: Corrán Tuathail)[1] is the highest peak in Ireland. Located in County Kerry, it is 1,038 metres (3,406 ft)[3] tall and is the central peak of the Macgillycuddy's Reeks range. There are two other peaks in this range higher than 1,000 m—Beenkeragh (1,010 m) and Caher (1,001 m). The peak of Carrauntoohil is topped by a large metal cross 5 metres (16 ft) tall.


Climbing Carrauntoohil

The mountain is most often climbed from the north-east, along the Hag's Glen and up the steep Devil's Ladder to the col between Carrauntoohil and Cnoc na Péiste, and then north-west to the summit. The route has become more dangerous in recent years due to loose stones and crowding.[4] No special equipment is needed to climb the mountain, but caution is advised. Alternatively, one can walk the two other 1,000 m peaks in a "horseshoe" trip, starting from the west. The traverse from highest point to the second highest involves a light scramble.

Northeast face of Carrauntoohil  
Northeast face of Carrauntoohil and the Hag's Tooth  
Carrauntoohil peak from the southwest approach  
Hillwalkers on the summit  


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