Climbing Cardiac Hill


Jaunting cars in Muckross Park,Killarney

Jaunting cars in Muckross Park,Killarney

Killarney is a beautiful place, it has the Lakes of KillarneyMuckross House and Gardens,  and Killarney National Park, which consists of about 4 300 acres, with many wild deer roaming the hillsides.   There is also Torc Waterfall and Torc mountain, and many other attractions in the area.

One of these ‘attractions’ is Cardiac Hill, a very steep climb made of uneven stone steps, in all we counted over 3000 steps to get to the top….there is a rope barrier to hold on to, if that is any consolation, and you will probably be completing this course in silence…the exertion of climbing and breathing will not leave much room for anything else.

Are we there yet....are we....

Are we there yet….are we….

Still, we persevered and the views at the top were worth the climb, apart from the aching legs next day, that is!

Lakes of Killarney, as seen from above.

Lakes of Killarney, as seen from above.

This climb doesn’t bring you to the top of Torc Mountain, in fact I think the trek up to the top of Torc is easier than this one, as it is more spread out with gentler climbs.But that’s for another day!!

Innisfallen Island, Lakes of Killarney

Innisfallen Island, Lakes of Killarney and Killarney town in the background

16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lynz Real Cooking
    Oct 25, 2015 @ 15:29:30

    Wow what a climb and what a view!



  2. anotherday2paradise
    Oct 25, 2015 @ 16:09:48

    Wonderful views from up there! 🙂

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  3. Jean Reinhardt
    Oct 25, 2015 @ 20:49:43

    Well done on doing that climb, I’ve yet to do it. I’m waiting for the chairlift to be installed, 😉



  4. Linda Arthur Tejera
    Oct 25, 2015 @ 22:48:20

    Whew, that’s quite a climb but what a view! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  5. Lucid Gypsy
    Nov 04, 2015 @ 06:44:10

    Fabulous views but I don’t think my lungs would like it!

    Liked by 1 person


  6. libraschild
    Nov 05, 2015 @ 14:00:36

    looks amazing but wet and chilly (and plus one will whinge all the way up)

    Liked by 1 person


  7. Anna
    Jan 02, 2016 @ 16:06:20

    Such gorgeous views! Delighted to find your lovely blog! Thank you so much for following Life Bellissima as well! 🙂
    ~ Anna

    Liked by 1 person


    • joanfrankham
      Jan 02, 2016 @ 20:40:40

      You are welcome. I am enjoying your lovely posts, I found you through lovely Lyn!

      Liked by 1 person


      • Anna
        Jan 03, 2016 @ 01:35:20

        Thank you so much, Joan … I’m so delighted you’re enjoying the blog and that you found me via Lynn’s blog! 🙂 She is so dear to me!! 🙂 A very happy 2016, and I look forward to getting better acquainted in this new year! 😉
        ~ Anna


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