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We came through here on our way back from Cloon Lough - a hidden gem in itself. The gap itself is... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Nicole B
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Excellent scenic drive

We went on the road to the Ballaghbeama Gap on a trip to try to see Ireland's highest mountains... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Bruce J
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

We came through here on our way back from Cloon Lough - a hidden gem in itself. The gap itself is spectacular. The roads are narrow, but with ample turnoffs for passing.

Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 11 July 2018

We went on the road to the Ballaghbeama Gap on a trip to try to see Ireland's highest mountains. The road was quite small and narrow, but went through some truly beautiful places. Ireland's highest mountains were fogged in, but we enjoyed passing through the...More

Thank Bruce J
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

One of the best drives I’ve ever been on, the views are amazing and well worth the winding road. Watch out for sheep and mountain goats!! A must do if in the area.

1  Thank katew180
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Last year, we did the typical Ring of Kerry route that most people take. While it was great, we decided that next time we would do the ring via the road less traveled. So, during this most recent trip we took the Ballaghisheen Pass to...More

3  Thank Linerguy
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Google suggested this route to be the shortest to Tralee. Since, it was getting dark and we wanted to reach our B&B, we decided to drive through this mountain pass unaware of the challenging narrow winding road. Although the views were amazing but it is...More

1  Thank Priyank51
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

A challenging drive (we were fortunate not to encounter someone coming in the opposite direction), but the trade off is spectacular mountain scenery.

1  Thank BattyIreland
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We come back here time & time again when we visit Ireland. Breathtaking views (when not raining). Not for the faint-hearted!

Thank SaraT1833
Reviewed 4 September 2016

This drive requires a high level of skill. The road is extremely narrow, winding and has many blindspots. The weather changes constantly and the sheep often occupy the road. However we highly recommend this drive for those with strong nerves. The ever-changing views are spectacular....More

1  Thank Keepongoing
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Took this road as a short cut to Glencar and glad we did, what an experience that was. A single track road with tight corners and few passing places but breathtaking scenery and worth the drive.

1  Thank Janice M
Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is an absolutely spectacular drive without all the congestion of the Gap of Dunloe. It is actually the western pass through the Magillicuddy Reeks, while the Gap of Dunloe is further east. The scenery is very similar, yet there is little traffic. If you...More

1  Thank twinspringsfarm
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