Carrantuohill is the highest peak in Ireland. It is located in co. Kerry and stands, 1,038 metres (3,406 ft). It is the central peak of the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks range. The peak of Carrauntoohil is topped by a large metal cross 5 metres (16 ft) tall. It is classed as a ‘Furth’ by the Scottish Mountaineering Club, i.e. a three thousander footer furth or “outside of” Scotland and is often referred to as one of the Irish Munros. No special equipment is needed to climb the mountain, but caution is advised. A bronze indicator is located at the peak and points out all the features of interest within a radius of 80 miles. On a clear day you can see as far as Bantry Bay to the south and Galway Bay to the north.

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