Achill’s highest mountain and home to the highest sea cliffs in Ireland. There are many options and ways to climb this mountain. Please discuss with us beforehand what particular route you would like to do.
The usual walk is from Lough Acorrymore. From here we quickly gain altitude and are offered beautiful vistas at every stage as we make our ascent. We get to the base of the summit ridge and traverse diagonally across the face of the mountain popping out in the saddle between Croaghaun’s twin peaks.
From here we stroll along the ridge enjoying the views as we go. Sheer drops to our left and the beautiful Keem Bay to our right. At the summit we stop and have a cup of tea. Here we will decide what route is best for us to descend back to the start.
Is it through the valley to view the plane crash site or do we take in the beautiful hanging lake know as the Mermaids Looking Glass?