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“beara peninsula”(27 reviews)
“ring of kerry”(15 reviews)
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Adrigole, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outstanding beauty along an 8 mile drive. Quintessential Ireland at it's best. Very little traffic, easy drive Not to be missed

Thank Sandra P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I did the Healy Pass by car. Stunning scenery and a number of switchbacks. The views from the top, of either side of the mountain, are breathtaking. I didn't have my bike with me on this occasion, but I'll be back. It's...More

Thank Donal D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As stated below, the road was under construction / maintenance, so we were held up by a very pleasant Cork Council man for 20 minutes. The drive over the top was very pleasant. Worth it all for the fantastic views.

Thank dtlibra
Reviewed 16 August 2018

We turned right onto this road to the north because we thought it looked interesting and it was magnificent. The road cut back and forth and climbed up and up. Treeless and windswept, the landscape was a geological delight and the views were unobstructed. No...More

Thank Jeffrey6295
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Decided to take the Healy Pass from Glengarriff to Kenmare. What fun we had, on a rainy day, mountain streams turned into waterfalls. The winding mountain "road"was a challenge especially when meeting oncoming traffic. Road works halted our journey temporarily, but this gave us the...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2018

The road was under construction maintainance, but the ride to the top was very pleasant. Beautiful views.

Thank DougTMesa
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Gorgeous drive, and thankfully no annoying men approached me :). Residents of remote places are eager to socialize, which is understandable. I started from Adrigole as I feel more comfortable driving up the slope. I could see that there were some road works on, but...More

Thank ieine m
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Many years ago I had travelled the Healy pass but to be honest had more or less forgotten it. Last week I got the opportunity to travel it again, this time on two wheels on a motorbike and in very good weather to boot. We...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Don't miss driving or cycling the Healy Pass. Its fun to drive or cycle. Lots of places to visit nearby.

Thank deeonetwothree123
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

This is a GORGEOUS drive through the mountains. I am not exaggerating when I say it will take your breath away. My husband is brave and drove the narrow, windy road without any fear. It’s not a busy road and there are plenty of places...More

Thank Jenny A
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