MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and The Dingle Peninsula

Jen and I are just back from Ireland. Having visited family in Wicklow we headed out to Kerry for a few days and based ourselves in Killarney. On Wednesday we climbed Carrauntoohil in windy conditions from Hags Glen via Brother O’Shea’s Gully and descended via The Zig-Zags.

Helpful signage on Carrauntoohil.

Thursday we drove out to the Dingle Peninsula and after seeing the famous Fungie the Dolphn headed up Cnoc Breanainn (Mount Brandon) from An Baile Breac in wet and cloudy conditions. Friday saw us back in the Dingle area for an afternoon’s sea kayaking with Irish Adventures.

Jen and me in cloud on the summit of Cnoc Breanainn (Mount Brandon).

Saturday we were back in The Reeks with occasional heavy showers and strong winds climbing Cnoc na Peiste from Cronin’s Yard before taking in Maolan Bui and Cnoc an Chuillinn before returning over Maolan Bui and down The Bones. We had superb hospitality throughout and thoroughly enjoyed our time in Ireland.

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