Tuesday, 08 September 2009 17:21

'I was out on Saturday with Joe Macken (who's in training for Mt Blanc) on Howling Ridge when a fellow climber approached us. Asking to step past us onto a ridge, his smile was infectious despite the rain. A minute later, a female climer also passed us and just as we were commencing our climb, the couple came back around the corner asking us to take their picture - they had just got engaged and were celebrating with a glass of champer's!! Congratulations to Dave Murphy and Orla Cunnane, both from Tralee.


To many happy climbs in the future'- Pat Falvey. 




Monday, 19 October 2009 14:32
Published in Awards & Appearances

On 14th Sept 2009 Pat, as the Charity's Patron, launched the Suicide Aware's Fundraising Projects for 2009- 2010. These projects include a climb of Corran Tuathail in June 2010, Mt Kilimanjaro in July 2010 & Trekking in Memphis in September 2010. Further information can be got on all Projects by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Suicide Aware is a Cork based Non Profit Organisation,  (with all members working as volunteers,) that was set up to help deal with the issues of depression and suicide in Ireland. We here at Pat Falvey Irish and Worldwide Adventures are delighted to be associated with such a worthy cause.




Tuesday, 20 October 2009 13:38
Published in Travel & Training blog

We will run a number of scheduled dates for winter ascents in the Macgillycuddy Reeks over the coming months. These walks are for those who have some experience of hillwalking and want to challenge themselves with the unknowns that an Irish Winter can provide.


Corran Tuathail - Beenkeeragh Traverse:

Climb two of Ireland's Highest Mountains in one Day

Dates: TBD for 2015 - contact us here at the office for dates and details -  Max 6 people - www.patfalvey.com

Grade: Intermediate

Cost: TBD for 2015 - contact us today for prices and details - www.patfalvey.com


Coomloughra (Com Lothair) Horseshoe:

'The finest walk in the Reeks’

Dates: - TBD for 2015 - contact us today for current details - Max 6 people - www.patdfalvey.com

Grade: Difficult-requiring previous experience and reasonable fitness (plus an early-ish start)

Cost: TBD for 2015 - contact us today for 2015 pricing and details - www.patfalvey.com


Chruach Mhor-Cnoc na Peiste Ridge:

'A great introduction to scrambling on a fantastic peak and the best viewpoint for the reeks'

Dates: TBD for 2015 - contact us at the office for current dates and details - Max 4 people - www.patfalvey.com

Grade: Difficult

Cost: TBD for 2015 - contact us today for prices and details - www.patfalvey.com


Winter Scrambing Days on Corran Tuathail

Dates on demand - call us today to arrane a weekend to remember - www.patfalvey.com

Max 2 people

Cost: TBD for 2015 - contact us today for prices and information - www.patfalvey.com


Friday, 23 October 2009 13:34

''I would also just like to say what a great day I had on Saturday climbing Carrauntohill. It was a brilliant day and a fantastic experience. So thanks to Pat & Gerry for their patience and time to come climbing with me. Needless to say I will be back for another day out.'' Sandra

Monday, 19 October 2009 13:16
Published in Travel & Training blog

Purple & Tomies Mountains:

Dates - TBD for 2015 - contact us today for details - www.patfalvey.com

Price:  TBD for 2015 - contact us today for a quote - www.patfalvey.com

Grade: Beginner
Overlooking Lough Leane to the North East and separated from the Macgillycuddys Reeks by The Gap of Dunloe, Purple Mountain derives it's name from the colour of the sandstone rock, which emits a purple hue under favourable light conditions.



Corran Tuathail

Dates - TBD for 2015 - contact us today for dates and details at www.patfalvey.com

Price - TBD for 2015 - contact is today for a quote - www.patfalvey.com

Ireland’s highest peak!  On a fine day it allows your view to extend to the far away mountains, lakes, farmlands and ocean of the surrounding area for as far as 100 miles. It’s a magnificent, rugged, scenic mountain to climb and an experience that one doesn’t forget. We have many routes that can be climbed for the beginner to the more experienced hill-walker.


We are Irelands leading guides for the mountains here in Kerry. We organise Corrán Tuathail, and mountain challenges for individuals, clubs, charities and companies. We also run Four and Five Peaks Challenges in Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales. Enjoy the experience with guides who have a true passion for our native high mountains, and take a walk on the wild side. Guides available for all other mountains in region and beyond. Forest, Lakes, and Mountain Day Treks are also available.

To book a climb, Contact us at 064 6644181 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  We have something for everybody!



Wednesday, 23 July 2008 00:00

A small group came down for a fitness preparation with a night climb on the 19th July. They were Willie Carney, Enda Cahill (Elbrus), Chris Mullane, Una Carney and Douglas Keppel, John, Jerry and Niall.

19th July, Route, O'Shea's - Devils Ladder

Night climb
20th July, Kates - Strickeen - Cnoc na Broca


To book your fitness preparation weekend, please contact us here at www.patfalvey.com




Monday, 19 January 2009 00:00

It is my second time out with John, but this time I called him the night before to warn him off going as the conditions were fairly poor: Lots of snow, high winds etc.

He said he wanted to go anyway so we met up at Kate's and said we go as far as we can on Corran Tuathail. After a stunning walk in, it seemed we were the only ones there as there was no other cars at Lislebane.

It could have been anywhere, the Alps, Norway... we rose up around the corner overlooking Lough Gouragh and enjoyed an amazing view forward with the summit clear and white.

We tackled the 2 steps on the ascent up to bring us on to the flat area below the mountain rescue hut which was covered in snow ankle height or a little more. The conditions were still ok apart from a mini twister collecting loads of spindrift and funnelling it up into the air and dispersed as it moved from the rescue hut over to the scee slopes we were about to accend. All of the group were ok and wanted more so we headed off and up. As we reached the middle flat ground before the final short gully beside the waterfall up to Cummeenoughter Lake, it was now snowing hard with visibility down to 30m. We pressed on finding the last bit tough and icy and when we finally got to the lakeside, it was more like a blizzard.

We breaked for a little (3 mins due to the cold) as I phoned the office to see what conditions were like down below, It was low cloud and grey. I told the lads that this was it as there was no way we could go any further in these conditions, they all agreed and we picked our way down again heads into the oncoming onslaught of snow and hail in our eyes. The decent was fairly challenging to say the least but on the walk out we all agreed it was a fantastic experience even though a summit wasn't possible.

Till the next time John....




Friday, 24 August 2007 00:00

A quick note say how much we enjoyed a recent climb up O'Shea's gully to the summit in cloud, however this did not spoil the great day. James was joined by his son Jack and 2 friends who were good craic.




Wednesday, 04 February 2009 00:00
After walking in in stunning weather with bright and clear route ahead all the way up, we veeered off to make our way to Cummeenoughter and Brother Osheas. We meandered our way toward the lake after playing tag team with another group on the steep ground leading up to the flat area below the rescue hut. On the scree top there was a large portion of snow to get across, and then a lot more on the top of osheas gully which rattled the lads a little trying to get their footing, why wouldnt it, it was there first time....

Once we topped out of the gully we met others doing more than we were giving the lads a bit more confidence as we finally made our way across to the summit. A stunning day and back down th ecursed devils ladder... Good luck to Tom in Nepal in march where he tackles Everest Base camp trek.
Monday, 18 September 2006 00:00
Published in Blog
Dr Clare O Leary, far right, with Group of doctors from the Cork region on Corrán Tuathail.

Route: Coimin Uachtar-Brother O Sheas Gully-Devils Ladder.

Photo Pat Falvey
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