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Knockboy and Priest's Leap

Glengarriff, Ireland
+353 21 427 3251
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Tough drive and climb

My husband and I selected to climb Cork's highest point. Luckily I had read reviews in advance... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
New Ross, Ireland

As we were motoring from Kenmare to Glengarriff, we decided to take the quieter route via Priests... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2017
Cork, Ireland
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  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
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Glengarriff, Ireland
+353 21 427 3251
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I selected to climb Cork's highest point. Luckily I had read reviews in advance. The drive up to Priest's Leap is one of the scariest we have ever driven. If you meet another vehicle at certain points, I couldn't even contemplate it.......More

1  Thank Stibars
Reviewed 29 April 2017

As we were motoring from Kenmare to Glengarriff, we decided to take the quieter route via Priests Leap. A beautiful day to travel a beautiful route! The narrowness of the twisting road is somewhat disconcerting and one must stop or maneuver to safely pass any...More

Thank Popshots
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Like most, we accidentally ended up on this road thinking it's a flat, easy, scenic drive and probably a shortcut through but golly gosh, it was nail-biting. A section of this road is very steep - you won't see over the bonnet of the car...More

Thank Erica N
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We arrive here accidentally, our GPS deserve a "bravo". The landscape is astonishing, but you have to keep eyes mainly on the road. (bonus: Mee sheep everywhere). The road is very good, even is no asphalt, and is very narrow ( a car wide). If...More

Thank Tibi_Ghita
Reviewed 15 March 2017

On our way to Bantry House my wife spotted a small arrow nailed to a tree with the words Priest Leap printed on it. Neither of us had heard word one about this mysterious place , so off we charged. The paved road was narrow...More

Thank ray m
Reviewed 11 February 2017

a really scary road to drive on, only one car wide, god help you if a car comes against you. beautiful scenery, the views were breathtaking, and what breath that was left would be taken away by the drive itself, definitely not for the nervous.

Thank Sheila O
Reviewed 5 January 2017

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...More

Thank cryyzac
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...More

Thank Frances A
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,...More

Thank davidcrowe2016
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...More

1  Thank Linda S
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