Brackloon - The 3 Peaks of Annascaul

Looped walk | 6.49 km | Co. Kerry | Moderate walk | Public Transport

Trail Description

The little mountain village of Annascaul on the Dingle Peninsula echoes of mythical legends and modern day heroes. It was in these lonely hills that the fabled celtic warrior CuChulainn fought and killed the mythical warrior Feirdia to win the love of the beautiful Scail. However, she did not return his love as she remained true to Feirdia and Scail drowned herself in the river - after which the village is named, Annascaul. Tom Crean, the Antarctic explored who accompanied Ernest Shackleton, was born here. Upon his return to Kerry from his travels he settled in the village and open the 'South Pole Inn'. A modern day hero, his memory is still very much alive among the people who live here. Enjoy walking the Brackloon rigde with its trio of 300m peaks and magnificent views of the Slieve Mish mountains, the Com Dubh river system, majestic Dingle bay and the never ending Inch strand. Check out for a great B&B in the heart of the village.

Trail Comments

Thanks for sharing. Fantastic photos.

Posted by TheInsideMan on March 15th, 2012 - 01:55:30

This is a well signposted and very delightful walk. However you need to be properly prepared as ground can be challenging and weather can change very quickly. Wear boots, consider gaiters depending on weather, long pants and look around you. Spectacular. Not for first time walkers but not exactly mountain climbing either :-)

Posted by eoghanol on May 17th, 2013 - 21:41:17

Very nice trail. Terrific views of tens of kilometers of both Dingle and Iveragh peninsulas and all he way to the ocean. recommend doing it counter clockwise as you will then visit the peaks from the lower to the higher with views improving over time. Warning - do wear proper foot wear as it tends to be boggy after rain and rain is abundant.

Posted by on July 30th, 2015 - 08:58:58

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