Locations we cover
The area we cover, the Province of Munster, possesses some of the very finest wild mountain landscapes and spectacular scenery in Ireland. Marvellous peaks, wild and remote mountain valleys, high lonely coums and memorable rugged sea cliffs.
The entire area is steeped in fascinating human and geological history as well as having a wide and varied wildlife. Carrauntoohil and the McGillycuddy’s Reeks of Kerry are our speciality but we also guide in all the other mountainous and wild places of Southern Ireland.
The nearest train stations to the region are Killarney and Cork, which have links to Dublin. The nearest airports are Farranfore, (between Killarney and Tralee) and Shannon and Cork. Bus Eireann runs various local and Express services all over the province. Check their website for details – www.buseireann.ie
Collection / drop off can be arranged depending on route.
Where is the meeting point?
The majority of our guided mountain ascents depart from Cronin’s Yard which is a twenty minute drive west of Killarney. For over 300 years Cronin’s Yard has been used as the traditional starting point for ascents of Ireland’s highest mountain, Carrauntoohil. Situated at the entrance to the Hag’s Glen at Mealis, Beaufort, this is the gateway to the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and the ideal base from which to explore the surrounding peaks.
Directions to Cronin’s Yard: From Killarney: Take the N72 (Ring of Kerry road) towards Killorglin. After Fossa Village, turn left for the Gap of Dunloe. Continue on this road for approximately 8km until you come to Kissane’s Shop and Service Station. Go over a small bridge and take the next left (signposted for Cronin’s Yard and Tea Room, Carrauntoohil). Proceed to the end of this road, approximately 3km to Cronin’s Yard.
Sat Nav Coordinates: Lat: 52° 1’35.74″N / Long: 9°41’46.41″W Grid reference: IV 837 873