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Dunkerron Mountains Walking Holiday in Kerry

Fully guided Walking Holiday with luxury ensuite accommodation and breakfast at Álaind Lodges, Sneem. The guided hikes are across rough trails and open moorland and mountain top. The Dunkerron Mountains are part of Kerry Geopark an internationally recognised area of geological significance. Exploring these wild, rugged mountains involves a delicious challenging and real adventure. Good fitness is required.

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Holiday Highlights Include Guided Walking Tours in the Sneem Mountains, known as the Dunkerrons

This Dunkerron Walking Holiday includes luxury ensuite accommodation and breakfast at Álaind Lodges, Sneem with professionally guided walks, packed lunch, briefing and apre-walk refreshments.

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Our guided walks consist of moderate to strenuous 5-6 Hour walks. These do involve extended periods of steep ascents and perhaps 800m height gains.

Although our choice of walking routes is weather dependent, our preference is for a moderate walk on Day 1 with a more challenging walk on Day 2. Both walks will explore the beauty of The Sneem Dunkerrons and the Kerry Geopark.

While staying at Álaind Lodges, the Sneem Dunkerron Mountain Range forms a spectacular backdrop to the Sneem village and to your accommodation. Hosting some of the tallest mountains in Kerry, makes Sneem a fantastic destination for hill walking enthusiasts.

Kerry Geopark is the name given to the beautiful region around Sneem, stretching from Kenmare Bay to the Dunkerrons Mountains. Although perhaps not widely known, Kerry Geopark is an internationally recognised area for its geological significance. Thankfully for us, it also offers some of the best hiking and walking opportunities in Ireland.

Holiday Itinerary Day 1 – Arrival in Sneem

Álaind Lodges Accommodation for Dunkerron Walking Holiday
Álaind Lodges in Sneem

On Day 1 our Álaind walking guests on the Dunkerron Mountains Walking holiday arrive at Álaind Lodges, Sportsfield Road, Sneem, Co. Kerry. On the same evening our small group of walkers gathers for some light food, a beverage and a holiday briefing.

Álaind Ensuite Room
One of our Luxury Double Ensuite Bedrooms

Walking Itinerary Day 2 – Mountain Trail presenting a Moderate Challenge

The first of our two walks will take in one of the lower ridges in Sneem to get us warmed up and ready for the more challenging Day 2. However, don’t be complacent, this is still not a walk in the park! You can expect to spend 5 hours on the walk and gain over 500m in height across wild open mountain side and stunning views.

A Well Earned Break. See you on the Sunny Side
Enjoying a Break on the Sunnyside of the Dunkerron Mountain Ridge

Later in the evening our guests can enjoy an evening meal in Sneem village.

Walking Itinerary Day 3 – Climbing Knocknagantee and Finneraragh or Mullaghanattin and Beann

Mullaghanattin in The Sneem Dunkerrons
Looking Back Towards Mullaghanattin and The Magillycuddy Reeks

Today we’re setting out on to climb some of Ireland’s highest mountains. The highest in Sneem is Mullaghanattin at 773m, which some call Ireland’s Matterhorn due to its aspect. Second highest is Beann 775m, followed by Finneraragh 667m and Knocknagantee 636m. Whichever route we chose on the day, will reveal incredible wild, remote and rugged landscapes. Precipitous mountain walls, lakes and waterfalls are all around, which simply combine to make this an amazing place.

Álaind Walking with Lough Coomeen below
What A Feeling, When You Reach The Top

Later in the evening our guests can enjoy another evening meal in Sneem village.

Why You Should Book the Dunkerron Mountains Walking Holiday with Álaind Walking

Expect to feel invigorated while walking the wild and rugged higher peaks and summits of The Ring of Kerry’s Dunkerron Mountains in Sneem with a small group of walkers. You will enjoy stunning Ring of Kerry views of the Kerry Mountains, Kenmare Bay & the Wild Atlantic and beautiful lakes & waterfalls. Your luxury accommodation is at Álaind Lodges, Sneem.

Who Should Book This Álaind Walking Holiday

Walking participants with experience in off-trail mountain walking and on rough ground. In addition, good health and good fitness is important. Walks can include prolonged periods of ascent to reach mountain summits & plateaus.

Each holiday requires four or more to take place.

What’s Included in the Dunkerron Walking Holiday Cost:

  • 3 Nights Bed & Breakfast Accommodation
  • Briefing on Evening of Arrival
  • 2 Days of Guided Walking
  • Packed Lunches x 2
  • Drying Room
  • Apre-walk refreshments

Transfers to and from Killarney can be arranged at additional cost.  Please inquire with us.  Guided walks are led by Fergal Harrington, qualified Mountain Leader and professionally insured.

Not Included:

  • Any pre-tour or post-tour accommodation
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal drinks at evening meals.

What is the Cost of The Sneem Dunkerron Mountains Walking Holiday

The cost of the holiday is from €335 per person sharing. €75 single supplement applies.

What You Need to Bring:

The minimum is waterproof boots, waterproof jacket & over trousers, backpack, gaiters & walking poles, hat, gloves and thick hiking socks; water bottle & lunchbox; small torch, personal first and sunscreen / insect repellent. 

How to Book Your Place on The Dunkerron Mountains Walking Holiday:

Let us take care of the logistics and all your accommodation needs, so you can focus on enjoying your walking holiday.

Have a question about Álaind Walking’s Dunkerron Walking Holiday? Then send us a message!

If you want to know more about The Dunkerron Mountains, check out our Guide to Walking in Kerry. Afterwards, hopefully it will have inspired you to come and climb the tallest mountain in Ireland with us.

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