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Knockboy and Priest's Leap

Glengarriff, Ireland
+353 21 427 3251
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Amazing views!

Our GPS took us on this route. It was unexpected and we had not done any research. However, it was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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Mountain Hike

Priest’s Leap is the perfect starting point to climb Cork’s Highest Point, Knockboy, 706m. What a... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
Tony O
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Cork, Ireland
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“sat nav” (4 reviews)
“lane road” (3 reviews)
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Glengarriff, Ireland
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+353 21 427 3251
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our GPS took us on this route. It was unexpected and we had not done any research. However, it was the highlight of the day! The views were incredible. Sure...the drive requires focus and the road is narrow, but with caution this can be the...More

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Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

Priest’s Leap is the perfect starting point to climb Cork’s Highest Point, Knockboy, 706m. What a thrill!

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Reviewed October 20, 2017

Our GPS put us on this "road" which at first I thought was someone's private lane. After encountering our first herd of cattle being steered by a wonderfully friendly Irishman on an ATV, we continued on, passing more sheep than one can shake a stick...More

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Reviewed October 14, 2017

just returned from a fabulous drive in my olde sports car through the stunning mountain pass,nothing but a couple of sheep on this winding narrow track which meanders towards the clouds. I was taken back by the sheer natural beauty of this idyllic part of...More

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Reviewed October 11, 2017

I bust here on a regular basis and am always amazed by the views which are spectacular. I do advise bringing a coat as it's generally very windy up at the top.besttotravel in a 4x4 as the road is steep and not for the faint...More

Thank Bee Q
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Reviewed October 8, 2017

Our GPS took us thru this very narrow ONE lane road through the mountains. Very curvy and steep but views were somewhat good considering it was a foggy, rainy, and overcast. Stopped a few times on the road to take pictures ( when we saw...More

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Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

Drove here and it was quite an experience. Narrow one lane road for miles. Few passing plafed although tge locals seemed to find somewhere to allow you to proceed Amazing views of the hills. Well worth a trip.

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Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

I ended up on this road by accident as I was going from Kenmare to Bantry and my Sat-Nav took me this way. I knew when I started that I should have turned back as I was on a business trip and running late, but...More

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Reviewed May 25, 2017

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

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Reviewed April 29, 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

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