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Old Kenmare Road

Muckross, Killarney, Ireland
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Ranked #11 of 49 Attractions in Killarney
Type: Trails, Outdoors
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Dublin, Ireland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

If you're looking for amazing views and aww moments, you'll get it here. Once in Kenmare, keep driving, the lake and nature in general is stunning!

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Coeur D Alene
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129 reviews 129 reviews
60 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This has to be one of the fine drives in Ireland. Take is slow and go in the daytime for the 40,000 shades of green.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Wether you walk, cycle or drive this road you will be left with out words! It shows off the best of Killarney with views over lakes and mountains all around it is something everyone has to see when in Killarney!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is a wonderful place with brilliant views of the Purple mountain and the lakes. It is an enchanting road, with lots of places to pull over and take photos. Kenmare is a lovely town and has lots of super coffee shops and restaurants.

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Cork, Ireland
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Great walk, and yes its walk, its old road no longer suitable for cars. Took us about 6 hours to do. Started near Torc and got a spin back to Torc, must do it the other way around sometime.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I can't recommend this walk highly enough. Parking in the upper Torc car park it is approx. a 5 hour walk, it can be done in less but it's nicer to take breaks and enjoy the scenery. Considering the distance you would need to organise transport back to your starting position again as it would be inadvisable to try turn... More 

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New Jersey
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429 attraction reviews
1,108 helpful votes 1,108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We entered it out of curiosity from the regular " new " road to Kenmare and it is indeed a great road to walk . It is unimaginably picturesque and beautiful and all the structures spike your imagination.

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Wexford, Ireland
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7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Very atmospheric, particularly with the fallen trees due to the recent storms. If driving, be very vigilant and park in the first car park on the right as the the road condition worsens and can be closed off further down the route.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Went with James Guide group, Amazing history and scenery along this moderate to strenuous Walking route. its well worth the effort, we went from Killarney to Kenmare, this is my favourite way but they say its supposed to be the other way because you are coming back with the weather. we met the Sliabh Luachra group half way.we had plenty... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This has to be the best part of the Ring of Kerry although we did not do the whole thing. Many great photo op's. Worth a trip if you are in the area. We got out and walked around quite a bit on our drive from Killarney to Cork.

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