Ireland’s highest mountain

Carrantuohill in co. Kerry is Ireland’s highest mountain standing at 1,038 m or 3,406 ft. It is the central peak of the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks range and is topped by a large metal cross. It is classed as a ‘furth’ by the Scottish Mountaineering Club which is a mountain over 3000 feet tall but is often referred to as one of the Irish Munros. No special equipment is needed to climb the mountain, but caution is advised as the weather can change quickly. A bronze indicator is located at the peak and points out all the features of interest within a radius of 80 miles and on a clear day, you can see as far as Bantry Bay to the south and Galway Bay to the north.