Killarney is a beautiful place, it has the Lakes of Killarney, Muckross 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.
Still, we persevered and the views at the top were worth the climb, apart from the aching legs next day, that is!
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!!