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Old Kenmare Road

Muckross, Killarney, Ireland
353-64-31633
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Ranked #14 of 63 attractions in Killarney
Type: Trails
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English first
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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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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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 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
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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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Penzance, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

It commences just outside Killarney and is a fascinating walk along the old route to Kenmare. It is varied with board walks over the very wet sections. It is a one way walk and unfortunately the last section into Kenmare is a long straight road and boring. On the whole a very enjoyable 5hours.

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San Marcos, TX
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

The scenery was outstanding and the jaunting cars were great fun. It made us all want to buy property nearby.

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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Probably the best part of the Ring of Kerry scenic drive.. Every turn is just beautiful... Drive and enjoy the surroundings... Hills, and clouds and sheep grazing everywhere... Hills and emerald green fields everywhere.. Amazing!

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Ennis, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

If you like driving and fabulous views then you must travel along the old road. A winding road that takes you through the lakes and hills with plenty of places to stop and enjoy the views.

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Westport
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

There's a reason why this area must have the most visitors - the stunning scenery... Just beautiful, you cannot rush due to twisty turning roads, you just have to slow down and enjoy the surroundings...

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