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“A drive to remember”
Review of Ballaghbeama Gap

Reviewed September 4, 2016

This drive requires a high level of skill. The road is extremely narrow, winding and has many blindspots. The weather changes constantly and the sheep often occupy the road. However we highly recommend this drive for those with strong nerves. The ever-changing views are spectacular. A tip- don't attempt this drive in a large car.

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Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Took this road as a short cut to Glencar and glad we did, what an experience that was. A single track road with tight corners and few passing places but breathtaking scenery and worth the drive.

1  Thank Janice M
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Reviewed August 17, 2016

This is an absolutely spectacular drive without all the congestion of the Gap of Dunloe. It is actually the western pass through the Magillicuddy Reeks, while the Gap of Dunloe is further east. The scenery is very similar, yet there is little traffic. If you are the sort of person who likes the road less traveled, then this is definitely for you! However, it is not a road for those uninitiated on Kerry's back roads. There is almost no place for two cars to pass and frequently, you will have to stop to move sheep from the road. Don't begin the trip in the late part of the day or without a full tank of fuel. If you have problems, you may be there for a while as the cell phone reception is nonexistent in many areas. It is worth all the difficulty of the drive however, because of the magnificent views.

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Reviewed August 16, 2016

We go to Ireland frequently, visiting family and friends. I can honestly say, this is one of the most stunning drives in all of Ireland. The other reviews are all on point- narrow, narrow and very twisty road, sheep and goats all over the place...and the mountains rising up above you, majestic, spectacular, overwhelming. It's amazing, just amazing. Get off the touristy track and take this drive, you'll never forget it. Pictures just don't do it justice.

1  Thank Sullysix88
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Reviewed October 28, 2015

Phenomenal views and exhilarating drive. Heading south to north seemed to have less traffic. There are several locations along the road to pull off and explore and take photos. Make sure you make a rest stop before you go.

Thank Dan M
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