Mamore Gap
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Shaw85
Ireland59 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Having looked at previous reviews it was very hard to guage what this would be like. The climb that you see in the photo on any page is steep but isn't a major problem personally just need to stay in a low gear and take it handy. However on reaching the peak you then literally cant see anything as if you are at the top of an extremely high rollercoaster! Thankfully we had a lovely dry day but I was not willing to stop in the car park as I would've lost my nerve to be able to continue in any direction. The downward side is very steep in parts and sharp bends and thankfully we didn't come across many other cars. A huge sigh of relief was had when finished the decent and the heart rate came back to normal. My advice is make sure you have a calm co-pilot with you to assist in calming. They told me after the fact that night with a few drinks to celebrate still being alove that there were 2 cars on top of each other in the gap "fallen" off the top.

By a comparison to the Skellig road or the Ring of Kerry in general this was much worse but doable
Written 11 April 2023
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Bernard
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Great location, sadly the low cloud restricted the views, but still worthwhile travelling the narrow roads.
Written 30 August 2021
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Emily O
Mullingar, Ireland1,200 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
My husband, toddler, baby and I were advised to go through the Gap of Mamore by a local when he heard we were going to Dunree Head and boy oh boy we were not disappointed. I was brave enough to drive up while ascending to the summit but lost my nerve for the descent when I saw the view at the top. Thankfully the fearless husband took over for the descent. Truly amazing drive and views. We missed St Eigne's well which seemingly provides a cure but glimpsed the shrine at the summit. We were bemused when we spotted a sign for the 'Magic Road' on the descent??? Narrow road, hairpin bends but the experience & views were so worth it. We were disappointed to note doughnuts on the road at various points (from boy racers) and litter at the view point.
My absolute biggest tip is whatever you do when you descend the gap & come to the junction is go left to Lenankeel beach/Lenan Strand. Heavenly🙌🙌🙌.
Written 31 July 2021
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Mark
Sligo, Ireland162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
a steep drive up when your travelling southbound on the wild atlantic way, great views. car park half way up to get out and take in the view
Written 28 August 2020
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Lee G
Belfast, UK17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
As we were driving towards it you’re suddenly away you’re quite remote. Then you turn towards the gap and see just a long narrow road road going up between two peaks.

As you go over the crest and down slightly around a winding road it opens up into a simply stunning view of the surrounding area and ocean. It has to be seen to be believed. Incredible!
Written 11 August 2020
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Clare M
Ballymena, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
Beautiful views from the top but not for the faint hearted or those with a dodgy clutch! I think I can still smell the burnt out clutch of my mums corsa from here! Also make sure your handbrake is good and tight before you decide to park at the top...
Written 3 August 2020
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jessicafarry
Sligo, Ireland155 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
This is a beautiful drive and although a little dodgy in parts when you meet oncoming traffic, it’s well worth it. You could stand there for hours just admiring the view.
Written 8 July 2020
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Peter M
Dublin, Ireland9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
I have known Mamore Gap for almost fifty years. I always love going there and admiring the view. Stopping the car in the pass and taking a few moments is always an awe inspiring experience.
Written 1 February 2020
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ClareMcL
Cork, Ireland4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Stunning views and a very fun drive. The roads are wide and well maintained so would even be suitable for nervous drivers.
Written 9 December 2019
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SueLSharkey
Coventry, UK21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
It's much easier to drive up the gap now with the improved road. The views are amazing and the shrine near the summit is well worth a visit with the waterfall
Written 18 November 2019
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