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Gorgeous views!

Glengesh pass is worth a drive, but it is a bit harrowing if you’re not used to the hairpin bends... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rose Marie C
Chicago, Illinois
Stunning view from the top.

There is a lookout spot that comes upon you unexpectedly when approaching from the top. We were... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Calgary, Canada
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Glengesh, Ardara, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I made sure to include the Glengesh Pass on our journey thru Ireland, but was honestly somewhat disappointed in the view. The road does wind down into the valley but not to the extreme that I had expected. Don't get me wrong, everywhere we turned...More

Thank Tim A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is at the top of a narrow uphill climb from Ardura to the Slieve cliffs and is a real example of narrow Irish roads on which locals do not slow down. But it is safe and a good experience and shouldn't be missed in...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Glengesh pass is worth a drive, but it is a bit harrowing if you’re not used to the hairpin bends and steep inclines. It’s one of those lovely hidden gems.

Thank Rose Marie C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a lookout spot that comes upon you unexpectedly when approaching from the top. We were not able to stop in time unfortunately but would have had we known it was there. Signage in Ireland is not very good, typically.

1  Thank canadiantraveller512
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful views and very close to ardara! Absolutely stunning views. There is no sign posts, we used google maps to find it!

Thank shoflo16
Reviewed 8 August 2018

We passed through Glengesh Pass on the way to Slieve League, and it was phenomenal. Amazing views all around and beautiful scenery. There is a small coffee truck at an overlook.

1  Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 1 August 2018

The Glengesh Pass offers an exhilarting drive with spectacular views. The photo opportunities are slightly limited due to the nature of the road, but when you reach the places where you can stop safely the views are stunning.

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

The Glengesh Pass is a spectacular view point from above and a winding road to drive (I'm glad I didn't have to do it myself). Definitely worth a visit and a short stop. At the top there was someone selling coffee, ice-cream and popcorn. Still...More

Thank Unelma333
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

What an amazing drive with stunning views, roads are narrow and twisty but plenty of places to pull in and let other cars pass..A beautiful drive. There is a small area at the top with a coffee van (which we didn't try) picnic tables and...More

Thank dpgromit
Reviewed 14 July 2018

During the week we were in Donegal d managed to have views of the pass in low cloud and blue skies. In both cases the pass looked simply stunning.

Thank mark_wendy19
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30 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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28 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