The Kerry rescue team has responded to 51 callouts in the county so far this year. Photograph: iStock

Earlier this month, Kerry Mountain Rescue Team issued a clear warning to people considering heading into the mountains. They called on walkers to “ple(...)

Kerry Mountain Rescue Team during a rescue operation

Around Corrán Tuathail (or Carrauntoohil) the clouds had taken an each-way bet on a mid-August day. It was sunny in the Hag’s Glen, the valley that le(...)

Kerry Mountain Rescue: “There have been numerous examples of people with inappropriate footwear suffering injuries from slips and falls, groups starting out too late . . . and parties with no knowledge of the ground or area . . . getting lost.”

People planning to try and climb Ireland’s highest mountain, Carrauntoohil, or any of the surrounding MacGillycuddy Reeks should make sure they are pr(...)

View going down Ireland’s highest mountain, Carrauntoohill  in Co Kerry. Photograph: iStock

As Ireland celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Easter Rising in 1966, Myles Kinsella, a UCD student, set off alone for an ascent of Ireland’s highe(...)

Christmas 2017 was a tough and physically demanding time for KMRT, but nobody complained. The important fact was that eight people had been rescued with nobody seriously injured. Photograph: Getty Images

About 8am on December 26th, 2017, Alan Wallace set off to climb Carrauntoohil, accompanied by this brother-in-law, Ger and 18-year-old son, David. A l(...)

The perfect gift: Snowcovered landscape reflected in the lake, at Glendalough, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Eric Luke

Missed the closing date for sending parcels back to family and friends in Ireland in time for Christmas? Fear not; we’ve scoured the internet for sugg(...)

Mike O’Shea and  Anthony O’Shea working to reinstate  the Landmark Cross on Carrauntoohil, MacGillycuddy’s Reeks. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

When you’re driving between Killarney and Killorglin, glance up and you’ll see Ireland’s highest mountains glinting at you from the horizon many miles(...)

The Kerry Mountain Rescue Team says there has been a number of serious falls on the descent from Carrauntoohil in recent weeks, urging caution on the busy mountain.

The body of a man has been recovered from Carrauntoohil, Ireland’s highest mountain, in Co Kerry. The man, who is believed to be in his 50s, and Iris(...)

Above the clouds near  the summit of Carrauntoohil, MacGillicuddy’s Reeks, Co Kerry. Photograph: Mick Crowley/The Irish Times

A hill walker has been rescued from Ireland’s highest mountain in the third call out for the Kerry Mountain Rescue team to Carrauntoohil in recent day(...)

Members of the Kerry Mountain Rescue Team carry the body of a dead climber down from the MacGillycuddy's Reeks yesterday. Photograph: Kerry Mountain Rescue

A man has died following a fall from a ridg in the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks in Co Kerry. The man, who was visiting Ireland, had been walking on th(...)