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Old Kenmare Road

18 Muckross Drive, Killarney, Ireland
353-64-31633
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Spectacular Drive

I take this road each time I come to Ireland. The amazing carved tunnels and breathtaking views are... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
paidir65
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Sanbornton, New Hampshire
Breathtaking

The views from the road are breathtaking of lochs, hills and valleys. Don't travel quickly but... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
David B
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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  • Average2%
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“rock tunnels” (3 reviews)
“ladies view” (13 reviews)
“speed limit” (3 reviews)
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18 Muckross Drive, Killarney, Ireland
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

I take this road each time I come to Ireland. The amazing carved tunnels and breathtaking views are a must see for everyone. The family was in awe as it was their first time seeing it.

Thank paidir65
Reviewed 16 July 2017

The views from the road are breathtaking of lochs, hills and valleys. Don't travel quickly but savour the views.

Thank David B
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Part of our driving along the ring of Kerry. Don't have to stop. Just keep driving. Although Kenmare is a cute old town. Recommend Mick and Jimmys for lunch.

Thank Shari M
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Fun to drive thru a mountain. There is nothing to stop and see but still interesting to dive through

Thank jenmichgan
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Coming up to this tunnel took breath away as never seen anything like this. True stone artists had to have created this awesome tunnel.

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Glad we went during the slow time of the year. Roads were beautiful and full of turns but VERY narrow. Many places to pull off and enjoy the views and scenery.

1  Thank davechardon
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Kenmare is a nice place to stop, and the roads leading in and out are make for some special drives and landscapes

Thank CodyMav
Reviewed 3 June 2017

This road will take you from the beautiful Town of Kemare all the way to the Bantry Golf Course. It has High elevations and tunnels carved out of rock that i have not seen anywhere else in Ireland, You also pass through Glengariff where Maureen...More

Thank POPA1
Reviewed 1 June 2017

You are dumbfounded through a rock that look medieval and yet alluring in sight. Its a mixture of the old and new. Great sight

Thank Chika O
Reviewed 24 May 2017

you get a full range of sizes on this bus from zippy motorcycles on tour to immense tour buses so keep an eye out on the road and one on the scenery. lots of twisty bits and it's a fun road to take.

Thank Michael S
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Debby H
31 October 2016|
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Response from Katarzyna39 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Debbie, I think at least 3-4 hours. Dependable on weather too.
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Chris L
27 October 2016|
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Response from Cladaghrin | Reviewed this property |
This road is definitely open to cars they just prefer no cars go through so it's better to enter from the other side but you can absolutely take a car through there. It is a very neat and scenic drive. Not busy as most... More
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ksteck
9 June 2015|
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Response from 23diamonds |
I hiked the old kenmare road Sunday last ...no way can you drive this route! The N71 road to kenmare from killarney is the main driving route, the old kenmare road is a totally different route 😀
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