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A thrilling and wonderful adventure

I awoke on day three of my week in Kerry determined to drive over to Bantry Bay...after having... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
Daniel W
via mobile
An absolute buzz

Such a beautiful drive through the mountains - only if you know the correct courtesies about giving... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Newcastle, Australia
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Glengarriff, Ireland
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Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Let me note I am not a thrill seeker and me and my friends happened upon this route by sheer accident due to our GPS taking us the shortest route on our way to Kinsale. We had no idea as we were going along what...More

Thank Linda F
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

I awoke on day three of my week in Kerry determined to drive over to Bantry Bay...after having checked out the Assumption Day Fair at Kenmare. The fair was, well, fair. Pretty town and all that. I had sensibly parked half a mile from the...More

2  Thank Daniel W
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Such a beautiful drive through the mountains - only if you know the correct courtesies about giving way to oncoming vehicles. Doubtless impassable in the winter we struggled once when a vehicle going downhill made us pull over in the rough.

Thank tes108
Reviewed 31 May 2018

May 30th, 2018. My GPS guided me from Ballylickey to Kenmare along this rugged mountain route. Although I have driven and hauled through far higher mountain passes, this one was memorable because the “road” is so winding, undulating and narrow. At acute hill-tops the bonnet...More

1  Thank 80gearoid
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Our GPS took us on this route. It was unexpected and we had not done any research. However, it was the highlight of the day! The views were incredible. Sure...the drive requires focus and the road is narrow, but with caution this can be the...More

2  Thank FrequentFlier744878
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Priest’s Leap is the perfect starting point to climb Cork’s Highest Point, Knockboy, 706m. What a thrill!

1  Thank Tony O
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Our GPS put us on this "road" which at first I thought was someone's private lane. After encountering our first herd of cattle being steered by a wonderfully friendly Irishman on an ATV, we continued on, passing more sheep than one can shake a stick...More

Thank adriane0120
Reviewed 14 October 2017

just returned from a fabulous drive in my olde sports car through the stunning mountain pass,nothing but a couple of sheep on this winding narrow track which meanders towards the clouds. I was taken back by the sheer natural beauty of this idyllic part of...More

Thank beegbutler
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I bust here on a regular basis and am always amazed by the views which are spectacular. I do advise bringing a coat as it's generally very windy up at the top.besttotravel in a 4x4 as the road is steep and not for the faint...More

Thank Bee Q
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Our GPS took us thru this very narrow ONE lane road through the mountains. Very curvy and steep but views were somewhat good considering it was a foggy, rainy, and overcast. Stopped a few times on the road to take pictures ( when we saw...More

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