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Glengesh Pass

Glengesh, Ardara, Ireland
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Rugged delightful drive with varied & compelling options from before start to beyond finish

If the earth's munificence is sometimes reflected in artistically inspired environs, much of the... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
New York
Fantastic scenery. .

Beautiful place to have a picnic. Fantastic scenery and photographic opportunities. Definitely a... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Donegal , Ireland
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Glengesh, Ardara, Ireland
Glengesh, Ardara, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

If the earth's munificence is sometimes reflected in artistically inspired environs, much of the Glengesh Pass hints of a generally isolated cathedral aura. The variety contained within and peripherally is imposing; the road itself challenges us with invigorating variation; in its engagement, unforeseen stops for...More

Thank preglad
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place to have a picnic. Fantastic scenery and photographic opportunities. Definitely a place not to miss when in this area.

1  Thank Bridgenetemple
Reviewed 9 October 2017

On the way back from Glencolmcille to Donegal Town, we found it very worthwhile to take this scenic detour. Glengesh Pass is a dramatic view from a pull-out along the road, not necessarily something you would go to just for its own sake, but a...More

1  Thank TomChatt
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

It was a mixed weather day but the trip to the top of this pass was very well worth it. The small cafe trailer at the very peak provided great coffee/lattes to complete the experience. A stunning vista!

Thank Don M
Reviewed 8 October 2017

...just had to watch the road like hawks because of the speed demon locals (I guess). I never saw ANY dead sheep on the road anywhere in Ireland except this stretch of road (THREE) - and people are supposed to pay for those! It was...More

Thank mcconnellboys
Reviewed 28 September 2017

We love going to places that are typically not on tourists' radar. Taking the road less traveled can be fun, rewarding, and less of a hassle than having to deal with hoards of people. The Glengesh Pass fits the bill perfectly. The road really isn't...More

2  Thank Linerguy
Reviewed 23 September 2017

The drive on the loop from the N65 is tremendous and the visitor centre is both fascinating, informative and perfectly accessible for wheelchair users or the frail elderly. Though not spectacular, the food in the restaurant is fresh and well presented.

Thank Pablo393
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Breath taking beautiful scenery on this drive. I drove an 8 passenger standard transmission van through the pass from Ardra headed to Slieve League. It was challenging and fun. There are several pull offs along the road but there is a parking lot at the...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 21 September 2017

We found ourselves there by accident, but glad we did. I had read reviews here where people said they "braved" the pass as if it were really treacherous. Well, I didn't feel that way at all! Yes, there is a steep portion with some hairpin...More

Thank Alicia W
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Stunning, beautiful....were blessed that we visited on one of the most beautiful days, with sun shining and shadows falling on the mountains...

Thank Sally303030
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31 December 2017|
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Response from mcconnellboys | Reviewed this property |
And I didn't answer you about Glenveagh.... We stayed in Donegal two nights, then drove toward Glenveagh on our way to Lock Swilly. The weather was so bad that we couldn't go out on the coast to Malin Head or Fanad... More
8 June 2017|
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Response from sweety1960 | Reviewed this property |
apologies for not replying to your question only saw message now. hope you enjoyed your trip
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29 May 2017|
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Response from seamusmurphy | Reviewed this property |
Dear Traveller, it depends on which route you take. For example coming from Killybegs it can be done in say 20 minutes as it is all downhill but dangerous in wintertime because of snow and ice. If coming from Ardara I... More