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Old Kenmare Road

18 Muckross Drive, Killarney, Ireland
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Lovely drive.

Drove this when we were heading to Glengarriff from Kenmare.Stopped at a tourist shop between the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sandra N

Some parts of the road were a bit hairy but the views definitely made the risk worth it! Absolutely... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“ladies view” (13 reviews)
“rock tunnels” (3 reviews)
“speed limit” (3 reviews)
18 Muckross Drive, Killarney, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Drove this when we were heading to Glengarriff from Kenmare.Stopped at a tourist shop between the two villages Druids Glenn I think and found it ok for a picnic.

Thank Sandra N
Reviewed 2 days ago

Some parts of the road were a bit hairy but the views definitely made the risk worth it! Absolutely glorious - would have been even better if we'd had nicer weather.

Thank JennyB1984
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The road provides a chance for good scenery and calming atmosphere, however, it's definitely narrower than newer road, so drive safe.

Thank M C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove around this road in sun and rain brilliant on both occasions . Its kinda cool when you are level with clouds of mist and even looking down on some. A lovely windy road with plenty of lovely valley views.

Thank martinmortimer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I take this road each time I come to Ireland. The amazing carved tunnels and breathtaking views are a must see for everyone. The family was in awe as it was their first time seeing it.

Thank paidir65
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The views from the road are breathtaking of lochs, hills and valleys. Don't travel quickly but savour the views.

Thank David B
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Part of our driving along the ring of Kerry. Don't have to stop. Just keep driving. Although Kenmare is a cute old town. Recommend Mick and Jimmys for lunch.

Thank Shari M
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Fun to drive thru a mountain. There is nothing to stop and see but still interesting to dive through

Thank jenmichgan
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Coming up to this tunnel took breath away as never seen anything like this. True stone artists had to have created this awesome tunnel.

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Glad we went during the slow time of the year. Roads were beautiful and full of turns but VERY narrow. Many places to pull off and enjoy the views and scenery.

1  Thank davechardon
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Debby H
1 November 2016|
Response from Katarzyna39 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Debbie, I think at least 3-4 hours. Dependable on weather too.
Chris L
27 October 2016|
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Response from Cladaghrin | Reviewed this property |
This road is definitely open to cars they just prefer no cars go through so it's better to enter from the other side but you can absolutely take a car through there. It is a very neat and scenic drive. Not busy as most... More
9 June 2015|
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Response from 23diamonds |
I hiked the old kenmare road Sunday last ...no way can you drive this route! The N71 road to kenmare from killarney is the main driving route, the old kenmare road is a totally different route 😀