Mangerton Mountain in Killarney stands at 839 metres (2,753 ft) and is the 25th tallest mountain in Ireland. The Devil’s Punch Bowl is a beautiful lake near the summit and is a perfect spot for a rest and some photos. The walk has spectacular views of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, Killarney National Park and on a good day south west to Kenmare Bay. Look out for deer along the way!
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Time to Climb: 4-5 hours
Mount Errigal near Gweedore in Donegal stands at 751 metres (2,464 ft) and is the tallest peak in Donegal. Part of Errigal’s charm is that depending on what direction you view it from the shape of the mountain looks different. After reaching the summit, people usually walk the short but exposed walk along ‘One Man’s Pass’ which leads across to the second and lower of the twin summits.Spectacular views on a clear day of Muckish,Tory Island, Bloody Foreland and Slieve Snaght awaits you. You could easily spend several hours just sitting and absorbing the contrasts provided by coastline, loughs and mountains. If you are planning a short break in Donegal add Mount Errigal to your to-do list!
- Difficulty: Moderate, boggy in parts.
- Time to Climb: 2-3 hours
The Galtee Mountains are located across parts of County Tipperary and Co. Limerick. Galtymore is the highest peak at 917 metres (3,009 ft) and is part of Ireland’s highest inland mountain range. The slopes of Galtymore are steep but the summit is broad, rounded and rocky.The views from the summit on a clear day stretch forever.
- Difficulty: Moderate to Hard
- Time to Climb: 5-6 hours
Carrauntoohil is the highest peak of Ireland. Located in County Kerry it is 1,038 metres high (3,406 ft) and is the central peak of the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks range. The mountain is most often climbed from the north-east, along the Hag’s Glen and northwest up the steep Devil’s Ladder. The route has become more dangerous in recent years due to loose stones and crowding. Caution is advised and there are great hotels in Kerry to rest up afterwards!
- Difficulty: Hard
- Time to Climb: 4- 6 hours