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Address: Muckross, Killarney, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-64-31633
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Old Kenmare Road is Exciting

There are breathtaking views, narrow turns, stone archways and huge rhododendrons in bloom everywhere in the spring. We took a driver as opposed to taking our own car, for which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
DoloresJacoby
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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176 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are breathtaking views, narrow turns, stone archways and huge rhododendrons in bloom everywhere in the spring. We took a driver as opposed to taking our own car, for which I was greatful. A couple of near misses with busses doing the Ring of Kerry even rattled our driver's mirror. A few opportunities to stop and take photos. Kenmare, the... More 

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1 Thank DoloresJacoby
North London
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267 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

This is not a road to travel uninterrupted. In fact, if you aren't prepared to stop (safely) at regular intervals, gasp, take photos and then be on your way again don't do it! :0)

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Thank IrishMimi
Olathe, Kansas
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41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Great views, breath-taking scenery! We had a blast touring this area on our bike and sidecar! You shouldn't miss this!

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Thank Darren M
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29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

An amazing trip from beginning to end. When you enter into Kerry County you get to these curvy road with a beautiful scenery and rocky tunnels.... DEFINITELY worth coming here and driving through these roads...

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Mirfield, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

I'm not sure why half of these reviews talk about driving this road: you can drive on it for about a mile, after turning left off the main road out of Killarney, after the pony trekking place. You can park then at the high carpark ( and first walk down to the Torc waterfall if you please). The road continues... More 

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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

As an avid racer back in the US, this drive was both intense and amazing. So scenic but also so daring to the newbie. Posted speeds were higher than most would dare to go; but then again, why would you want to go fast here? There is so much to stop and see. We did a GoPro video of driving... More 

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Thank Eric R
County Donegal, Ireland
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Absolutely stunning views, it's definitely my favourite part of the Ring of Kerry, the road is narrow and winding but worth it

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Thank bluelillydee
Louisiana
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550 reviews
179 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We took this drive from Kenmare to visit the Muckross House and Gardens. Its a very scenic drive that we really enjoyed.

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Thank French S
Leiria District, Portugal
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63 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

And this part is just perfect. Start the ring of Kerry at Killarney and do it counter-clockwise. If you do it this way you will enjoy it the most

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Stratford
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68 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

By bus or by car you will find this journey delightful.The roads may be narrow but the greens ,the flowers,the sheep grazing,the hills,the mountainsthe stone fences ...all will bring scenes of Ireland at its best.Stop in the delightful town of Kenmare and savour a casual pub lunch.

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