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Old Kenmare Road

18 Muckross Drive, Killarney, Ireland
353-64-31633
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Great road especially in good weather

Twisting moutain road with superby views across lakes and mountains. Can be very busy and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Martin238
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Dublin, Ireland
Not for a Sunday Driver!

This stretch of the Ring of Kerry is for steady, well experienced drivers ONLY! For driver and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John L
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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“rock tunnels” (3 reviews)
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18 Muckross Drive, Killarney, Ireland
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353-64-31633
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"rock tunnels"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful drive"
in 8 reviews
"speed limit"
in 3 reviews
"ring of kerry"
in 21 reviews
"follow the path"
in 2 reviews
"ladies view"
in 10 reviews
"molls gap"
in 6 reviews
"tour buses"
in 6 reviews
"pull over"
in 2 reviews
"take your time"
in 5 reviews
"opposite direction"
in 2 reviews
"every corner"
in 2 reviews
"fairy tale"
in 2 reviews
"kenmare road"
in 2 reviews
"well worth the trip"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 6 reviews
"torc waterfall"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Twisting moutain road with superby views across lakes and mountains. Can be very busy and difficult if you meet a bus on wrong side of road!

Thank Martin238
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This stretch of the Ring of Kerry is for steady, well experienced drivers ONLY! For driver and passengers, it's a heads-up white knuckle drive.

Thank John L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wish it had not been raining that day we went through here, but it was still worth the drive! Such a cool road travel!

Thank lovetime2vacation
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

We came across this as a surprise! I had never driven through a tunnell like this. Whilst only small, they are attractive. Very interesting detail...and Old Kenmare Road is really pleasant to drive. Just do it slow..so much to see.

Thank Judy D
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Go early before 0900 and drive counter clockwise as not much traffic and wonderful views in the morning Entire drive (Ring of Kerry) is approx. 5 hours

Thank FoxTravelers
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Took this road on the way to visit Molls Gap. Beautiful scenery, almost like a fairy tale. Road was narrow and a bit windy (not sure if I'd take a camper van along it) but incredible views, brings you up to Molls Gap and Ladies...More

1  Thank Lynda M
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Having seen a lot of the recent reviews, I would like to clarify that the Old Kenmare Road is actually a 26 km walk from Kenmare to Killarney (if you are doing the Kerry Way) or could also be done from Killarney to Kenmare like...More

4  Thank Jersey_Ocean
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

A drive along this road is a must. The views are stunning and sheep are dotted along the small cliffs and roadside munching on the landscape. Truly idyllic.

Thank Sadie21jean
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

The views were indeed spectacular, however our favourite part was driving the tight turns and going through the tunnels. plenty of place to stop and get awesome piccies.

Thank JnVSydney
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

The views are great at spots, driving has to be done carefully and slowly as you can't see round corners. Toc waterfall is not a must but still a nice stop.

Thank Janulik
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Debby H
31 October 2016|
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Response from Katarzyna39 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Debbie, I think at least 3-4 hours. Dependable on weather too.
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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
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ksteck
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 😀
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