Camping facilities are provided free of charge in Cronin’s Yard. You will need to bring your own camping equipment and check in at Cronin’s Yard tea rooms upon arrival.
For over 200 years Cronin’s Yard has been used as the traditional starting point for ascents of Ireland’s highest mountains. 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 for this day of adventure. With ample secure 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. Should you need to contact Cronin’s Yard for any enquiries their phone number is (064) 662 4044.
The grand finale to this exhausting but memorable mountain challenge will culminate with a vibrant and well deserved after party and barbeque in Cronin’s Yard. First of all is the presentation of your unique medal to mark your participation in this sensational and hugely rewarding day of Ultimate High Peaks Adventures and then for the grub……yuummmmmmm!!!
Here you can finally kick back and enjoy a delicious array of freshly prepared salads, delectable cooked meats and home baked breads, succulent homemade burgers washed down perhaps with a few nice cold beers from the “High Peaks” bar. Enjoy a drink on us as we toast to one truly amazing day!
If you’ve any ounce of energy left you might be tempted to take to the floor and dance a jig or two but after such a long tiring day on your feet no one can blame you if you’d much prefer to just chill, relax and soak in the electric atmosphere and sounds of the gifted piper and whistle player – local musician – Tomás O’Sullivan who will play out the finale of this amazing and memorable day.
Can’t wait to hear him under the mighty Reeks of Kerry with the stars twinkling above and surrounded by the silhouetted majestic peaks you now know so well.