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Knockboy and Priest's Leap

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Address: Glengarriff, Ireland
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+353 21 427 3251

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Scary mountain single car pass, fabulous views and scenery, not for the feint of heart drivers !!

We found this pass by accident, winding mountain pass, high above the most spectacular scenery in Ireland, after about 30 minutes driving, I started to worry that we would never... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
cryyzac
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Caledon, Canada
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Caledon, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this pass by accident, winding mountain pass, high above the most spectacular scenery in Ireland, after about 30 minutes driving, I started to worry that we would never find a town, we didn't see any other cars thank God, because passing would have been almost impossible. Finally we came across a farmer with a couple of sheep dogs... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We were directed on to the pass by our satnav. We were in a Mercedes Sprinter campervan. We had no idea we were heading up a mountain pass until it was too late to reverse. I was on the passenger side which going up has a sheer drop at either side.There are no railings, the path is narrow. I was... More 

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Thank Frances A
Holywood, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Thank you sat nav. What an experience! After negotiating The Gap of Dunloe and tired and hungry making our way to Baltimore the sat nav took us over the mountain along a grass centred road. 7 miles of a roller coaster with a blind fold, caused by the mist. Thankfully only met one car going the same way. Terrifying journey... More 

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Thank davidcrowe2016
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Gps sent us on this unexpected trip which lead us over the mountaintops....roadway disintegrated into a one lane gravel trail for two way traffic, no guardrails, no protection from the drop offs. Fine for someone adventurous, terrifying and dangerous for most, in the fog, never again.

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Thank Linda S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We were looking to travel country roads from Kenmare to Mizen Head. The GPS decided to direct us up into the mountains on a road that resembled a cart path. Mostly unpaved and twisting with no guard rails and steep drop offs. The views are spectacular but beware of the local drivers. They know this road and drive it quite... More 

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1 Thank T G
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Accidently we drove Priest's Leap as the GPS dictated and what an experience. Such a remote spot with the most breathtaking view and the silence was overpowering. I'm so glad we were lead to this remarkable area.

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Thank Gaye D
Barry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

By road, by bike, by foot This trip off the glengariff road rewards you with fingers touch to the clouds and foot soles to the top of the mountain

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Thank 476KP
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Awesome. Drove up to priests leap while on holiday in ireland. super views well worth a go if you have the nerve. We done it in a vauxhall zafira.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Only ended up driving this route because the GPS sent us this way. Some of the most beautiful and remote landscape you will ever see! My son said it looked like it belonged in Lord of the Rings. Be warned. It is a single lane dirt passage. We encountered only two other cars the entire route. Unfortunately, as we pulled... More 

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League City, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

In my research of Ireland, I had read several accounts of the Priests Leap pass. None of the posts were encouraging and I had hoped we would bypass this stretch of driving. However, our gps guided us to the "shortcut" from Bantry to Kenmare. I saw the sign post that said "Priests Leap Road"and strongly suggested to my husband who... More 

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