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Best views ever!

One of the best drives I’ve ever been on, the views are amazing and well worth the winding road... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2018
katew180
,
Burpengary East
via mobile
A fantastic non-touristy spot on the Ring of Kerry!

Last year, we did the typical Ring of Kerry route that most people take. While it was great, we... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Linerguy
,
Lawrenceburg, IN
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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
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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
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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

Thank Priyank51
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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
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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 Sara T
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 17 August 2016

We go to Ireland frequently, visiting family and friends. I can honestly say, this is one of the most stunning drives in all of Ireland. The other reviews are all on point- narrow, narrow and very twisty road, sheep and goats all over the place...and...More

1  Thank Sullysix88
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Reviewed 29 October 2015

Phenomenal views and exhilarating drive. Heading south to north seemed to have less traffic. There are several locations along the road to pull off and explore and take photos. Make sure you make a rest stop before you go.

Thank Dan M
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