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County Kerry

3 Peaks of Ireland

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept, Oct £625 pp

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3 Peaks of Ireland

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Experience the beautiful mountain scenery of County Kerry in South West Ireland and the rugged Wicklow Mountains in Leinster, and climb the highest peak in Ireland’s 3 biggest mountain ranges, all in one weekend

Quick Facts

  • 3 days guiding by qualified mountain leaders
  • Total Distance – 20 to 25 miles depending on choice of routes
  • Total Height Gain – 2,500m
  • Highest Point – 1,038m – Carrauntoohil
  • Comfortable accommodation provided to take the hassle out of your trip
  • Many years experience offering guided trips
  • You need to be pretty fit and have a head for heights
  • Set open dates or bespoke courses for individuals to larger groups – just ask if the date you want is not listed

About & Details

Brandon Peak on the Dingle Peninsula, at 952m, is the highest mountain in the Brandon Mountain range. Mount Brandon (Irish: Sliabh Bhreandáin or Cnoc Bréanainn) takes its name from Saint Brendan ‘The Navigator’, who legend suggests climbed to the summit around 530AD to see the Americas, before setting sail for them.

Mount Brandon owes its craggy shape to the work of local glaciers during the ice age, which gouged out a series of corries (cwms) on the eastern flank of the mountain. Running in a line almost all the way to the summit are some Paternoster lakes, a series of rock steps each of which are occupied by a lake, the largest being Loch Cruite. Carrauntoohil, at 1038m, is the highest mountain in the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks range and the highest mountain in Ireland. A large metal cross, 5m tall, tops the peak. The name ‘Carrauntoohil’ derives from the Irish language Corrán Tuathail, meaning ‘Tuathal’s sickle’. Lugnaquilla, at 925m, is the highest mountain in the Wicklow Mountain range. In Irish, Lugnaquilla = Log na Coille, meaning Hollow of the Wood. Views, on a clear day extend east across the Irish Sea to the hills of the Llŷn Peninsula and mountains of Snowdonia in Wales.

Inclusions

  • Professional event organisation
  • Qualified mountain leaders
  • Briefing, route planning and equipment check to ensure you have everything you need to fully enjoy the following days
  • 3 or 4 nights twin room accommodation with breakfast. Single rooms are available at a supplement
  • Transfers between each of the peaks
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Group first aid kit with qualified first aiders

Departure

Our 3 Peaks of Ireland events run monthly Thursday to Sunday from May to October, however, if you would like to do this at any other time, including midweek, then please contact us. To book any number of participants on to an event, simply select the date in the calendar and follow the booking procedure. You will then receive an automated confirmation and full details will follow from our office in due course.

Optional Extras

Single Room Supplement £55.00 per person per night
Extra night £75.00 per night for twin accommodation
Extra night £95.00 per night for single room accommodation
Please select from Optional Extras at Checkout

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Thursday and Introduction

    Fly from the UK to Kerry Airport and you will be transferred to the picturesque town of Dingle where you will be staying for the night.  Meet your guide who is a qualified mountain leader and experience some local hospitality at a local Inn!

  • Day 2 - Friday

    Breakfast then depart for Brandon. Depending on the weather we will either take the main tourist path or the scenic ‘7 lakes’ route. Return to Dingle by mid afternoon and transfer to your overnight accommodation.

  • Day 3 - Saturday

    Breakfast then depart for Carrauntoohil, the highest mountain in Ireland. Again we have a choice of routes depending on weather and appetite. Descend the mountain by mid afternoon and transfer to your overnight accommodation.

  • Day 4 - Sunday

    Breakfast then depart for Lugnaquilla. Return to transport early afternoon and transfer to Dublin. Either late afternoon flight back to the UK or optional overnight stay in Dublin.

  • Day 5 - Monday

    Morning flight back to the UK for people that chose optional overnight in Dublin.

Disclaimer

Please note: This itinerary is a guide only. It can be subject to change dependent upon viability, course members’ fitness, weather conditions or for any other reason the guide may deem necessary. Every effort is made to fit the course around your needs and abilities.

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Charity Information

How to take part for Charity
To do this challenge for a charity there is a non-refundable registration fee, payable to Maximum Adventure at the time of booking.  You can then choose between the two different options below.

Self-Funding
Pay a registration fee at the time of booking then the balance due 10 weeks before departure.  With the self-funding option, you personally cover the full cost of the challenge.  This option means that there is no minimum sponsorship target due, but we encourage you to raise as much money as you can for the charity.

Minimum Sponsorship Pledge
Pay a registration fee at the time of booking and confirm with your charity their minimum fundraising requirements for the balance.  This will typically be double the cost of the adventure, less the registration fee.  With the minimum sponsorship pledge option, you must submit 80% of your fundraising target to the charity 10 weeks before the departure date.

For more details of how fundraising works please read our step by step guide here or contact us for help.

Maximum Adventure work with lots of charities to offer our events as fundraising opportunities.  You can find our Charity Events from the ‘Menu’ in the corner of your screen or from our homepage.  If your chosen charity is not listed, please contact us and we will be happy to approach them on your behalf.

Payment Terms

  • Deposit - £199 at point of booking

  • Balance due 10 weeks before departure

Why book with us

We know you have a choice of companies providing trips for your next adventures. Here are some of the reasons you should choose to travel with Maximum Adventure:

  • We are an established adventure travel business
  • We have been trading since 2002
  • We are financially protected in accordance with the 1992 travel regulation
  • Knowledgeable and available office staff
  • Qualified leaders and guides with ascents ranging from Ben Nevis to Mount Everest
  • All activities are risk assessed
  • We will provide you with the best service available
  • We are aware this is your holiday/your challenge and will do our best to make it an enjoyable and rewarding experience
  • We have many repeat clients stretching back over a number of years
20+ years adventure organisation experience
Full liability & financial protection
Leading provider of high quality adventure challenges
Great team of staff to support you