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Glengesh Pass

Glengesh, Ardara, Ireland
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Beautiful pass

This road is spectacular. Wherever you look, the views are gorgeous. Remember to stop at the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sydney, Australia
Better when it's not pouring but worth the drive

Saw Glengesh Pass when visited Ardara. It was raining and foggy but visibility was just enough to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Glengesh, Ardara, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This road is spectacular. Wherever you look, the views are gorgeous. Remember to stop at the lookout about halfway between Crove and Ardara. The valley below is unforgettable.

Thank DerAlteBach
Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw Glengesh Pass when visited Ardara. It was raining and foggy but visibility was just enough to appreciate the view from the top. It is more of a brief stop at the top for pictures but definitely worth seeing if you are in the area.

Thank rottentalkie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is just one of the many "not to be missed" experiences of Donegal. It's best visited by bicycle approaching from the Ardara side. The climb may be a bit steep especially at the hairpins towards the end but your efforts will be rewarded by...More

Thank Tommy-Lamb1954
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a stunning ride, from Carrick to Ardara. Cycling is a great way to appreciate the views and experience the valley.

Thank Naomi M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful mountain pass, you can drive right through the pass and up to the viewing area, stunning area of natural beauty.

Thank bobgob8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excluding views along the coast, this is the best photo op area of Donegal County. The ride up or down thru the valley becomes more amazing when you realize that this is a bicycle route, too.

Thank A5893JBsusanb
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visit here really regularly and never tire of the view. Love the recent coffee van addtional with yummy coffee for the adults and delicious popcorn for the kids. I reckon I have seen this view a million times an it still takes my breath...More

Thank mamma f
Reviewed 9 May 2017

True, we went in early May before it had 'greened up', but there were not any surprises on this hike. No turns revealing a gorgeous new scenic vista, pretty much straight down (and I mean down gradually for about 2 miles or so) and then...More

1  Thank Janet P
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Never get tired of seeing this delightful spot. Lovely drive from Ardara toward Glencolmcille and the folk village.

Thank Martin H
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Well worth the drive - this was one of many places we visited on our road trip. It was spectacular - even if it was a bit misty!

Thank JennyB1984
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will be in bundoran next week will be going to ardara for day trip have hired a 26 seater for trip just wondering if road is suitable to take the glengesh pass route yours brian o neill
8 June 2017|
Response from bobgob8 | Reviewed this property |
I would say so Brian, seen lots of camper vans and caravans getting up no problem. Be on the safe side and ask someone local before you have a go at it.
jennie o
how long is the drive please
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