cronins yard looped walk
Cronin's Yard, Mealis, Beaufort
Killarney, Co Kerry, Ireland
Tel: +353 (0)64 662 4044
Mobile: +353 (0)86 364 9690

For over 200 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 an ideal base from which to
explore the surrounding countryside. With ample car parking
facilities in place Cronin’s Yard offers the walker/climber a
selection of services from packed lunches to a well deserved
hot shower after a long day on Ireland’s premier mountain range.

2 new footbridges have been installed over the Caol and Gaddach rivers ensuring a safer and even more enjoyable walk from Cronin's Yard into the Hag's Glen.

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Cronin’s Yard is also home to the memorials of the 1943 US
Skytrain disaster (the crash site being just above Cronin’s at Cummeenapeasta Lake).

The facilities on offer include:
• Car parking
• Tea room with open fireplace
• Showers/toilets
• Packed lunches available on request
• Camping welcome


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