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Old Kenmare Road

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Address: 18 Muckross Drive, Killarney, Ireland
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Lovely trip on the Kenmare road

My Husband and I took a trip by car on the old Kenmare road while on a short visit to killarney. It was fantastic. The road is quite narrow so you have to take your time. It is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Caroline D
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Cork, Ireland
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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My Husband and I took a trip by car on the old Kenmare road while on a short visit to killarney. It was fantastic. The road is quite narrow so you have to take your time. It is very scenic part of Kerry. It was not very busy at this time of year with tourists so we were lucky. The... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

This trip around the peninsula to Sneem through the black valley and onto Kenmare is a dream trip The lakes and mountain scenery is spectacular and uplifting and there are plenty viewing points and walks on the route .As it was February we hadn't much traffic to contend with so it was a beautiful trip.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful Street with great views. You cab stop nearly everywhere for taking pictures. And until summer you can find sheeps on the road. Typical Irish picture! Buy the speed limit is 100. They ate crazy. So mind yourself if you drive down there. I would not recommend to drive 100 though.

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Attard, Malta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

This was part of our ride, it was scenic and the roads were mostly deserted as it was the Christmas holidays. Take care when driving as it can be slippery when wet.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I traveled along Old Kenmare Road with a driver from Killarney to Kenmare and found it to have beautiful vistas. Passing under the special historical archway is something to look for.

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Cork
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This road is just beautiful. The roadway goes right under the carved out mountains. Definitely not something you will see ordinarily.

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Tralee, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

A very scenic road but one has to be vigilant as the road can be very narrow in places. Well worth the trip

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This was a bit scarey, but fortunately, there were no other cars when we passed through in either direction

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I've done this walk a few times. Normally we would get dropped off close to the start of the walk in Kenmare and then walk to Killarney, finishing at Muckross House, or Torc waterfall. It's a really nice walk away from the traffic.

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Summerside, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Lush vegetation, and interesting Ricky rugged hills. You drive through a very old tunnel, as shown here on the photo. Nice place for a scenic drive.

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