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Less will traveled.

Having just done the Gap of Dunloe (twice), we then did this pass. Not as spectacular but much... read more

Reviewed April 4, 2019
Aldington, United Kingdom
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Stunning views

As with most of Kerry this pass has some beautiful views. Narrow winding road up through the... read more

Reviewed December 30, 2018
Clonmel, Ireland
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Reviewed April 4, 2019 via mobile

Having just done the Gap of Dunloe (twice), we then did this pass. Not as spectacular but much easier to navigate. We were early so didn't experience problems others have had with the horse and carts in Dunloe, but if it's the height of summer...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 212carl
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

As with most of Kerry this pass has some beautiful views. Narrow winding road up through the mountains which offers gorgeous scenery all around you. Obviously Driving this in December the road is fairly quiet I cant imagine how busy it would be in the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lazyfaceman
Reviewed November 12, 2018

We were given the tip to use this route to Killarney from Killargurteen by the splendid barman in the Fishermans Bar (Mickey) in Waterville. It's hard to describe how stunning this is. You drive up very high and the views on the tight, twisty single...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TonyGlover
Reviewed September 7, 2018

Ballaghisheen Pass is a route from Killarney National Park through to the Ring of Kerry on the Atlantic Shore. Looking at the map, it seemed worth a gamble, not knowing if it would prove worth the effort, but the effort paid off. This is another...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank dave-at-london
Reviewed January 15, 2017

Roads are very narrow but in great condition. Be prepared to look for other cars and pull over to let them pass. Stunning rugged terrain. We were able to stop many times for photos or to just look at the awe inspiring mountains. Very worthwhile...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

If you want to escape the tourists and see some non ocean spectacular mountain views, take this one hour drive. Road is narrow fully paved and occasionally twisty but perfectly safe in dry weather. You will likely encounter only a couple of other vehicles. Everybody...More

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank 335maynardv
Reviewed September 5, 2016

County Kerry offers some stunning drives, thanks to its hilly peninsulas jutting into the ocean offering great coastal and mountain scenery. The Ring of Kerry on the perimeter of the Iveragh peninsula dominates the ratings, hotly contested by its neighbours -> the rings around Dingle...More

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank BhutanIsHeaven
Reviewed October 25, 2015

We actually came across this when we got totally lost driving around the Ring of Kerry. The road is extremely narrow going deep into the mountains with very little protection on the sides preventing you from sometimes sheer drops and the only company is mountain...More

Date of experience: October 2015
2  Thank Quietman70
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Helen H
July 2, 2018|
Response from lazyfaceman | Reviewed this property |
You'll have no bother at all. Narrow roads but very gradually up hill so no crazy steep hills