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Old Kenmare Road

18 Muckross Drive, Killarney, Ireland
353-64-31633
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Beautiful views of the Ring of Kerry

This road is not suitable for trucks or buses, so tends to be relatively quiet. That's a good... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
BenPon
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Calgary, Canada
Wonderful scenery

The drive is lovely but the road is at times narrow and the speed limits high! Drive safely... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Roland D
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London, United Kingdom
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“rock tunnels” (3 reviews)
“ring of kerry” (23 reviews)
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18 Muckross Drive, Killarney, Ireland
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353-64-31633
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"rock tunnels"
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"ring of kerry"
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"beautiful drive"
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"speed limit"
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"follow the path"
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"ladies view"
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"molls gap"
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"tour buses"
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"wrong side"
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"pull over"
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"take your time"
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"every corner"
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"fairy tale"
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"kenmare road"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"black valley"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This road is not suitable for trucks or buses, so tends to be relatively quiet. That's a good thing, because it is only one lane wide in places, like most roads in the area

Thank BenPon
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The drive is lovely but the road is at times narrow and the speed limits high! Drive safely... There are lots of places to stop for refreshments.

Thank Roland D
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

Twisting moutain road with superby views across lakes and mountains. Can be very busy and difficult if you meet a bus on wrong side of road!

Thank Martin238
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Reviewed May 11, 2018

This stretch of the Ring of Kerry is for steady, well experienced drivers ONLY! For driver and passengers, it's a heads-up white knuckle drive.

Thank John L
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

Wish it had not been raining that day we went through here, but it was still worth the drive! Such a cool road travel!

Thank lovetime2vacation
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Reviewed April 17, 2018

We came across this as a surprise! I had never driven through a tunnell like this. Whilst only small, they are attractive. Very interesting detail...and Old Kenmare Road is really pleasant to drive. Just do it slow..so much to see.

Thank Judy D
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Reviewed March 21, 2018

Go early before 0900 and drive counter clockwise as not much traffic and wonderful views in the morning Entire drive (Ring of Kerry) is approx. 5 hours

Thank FoxTravelers
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Reviewed February 5, 2018

Took this road on the way to visit Molls Gap. Beautiful scenery, almost like a fairy tale. Road was narrow and a bit windy (not sure if I'd take a camper van along it) but incredible views, brings you up to Molls Gap and Ladies...More

1  Thank Lynda M
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Reviewed December 28, 2017

Having seen a lot of the recent reviews, I would like to clarify that the Old Kenmare Road is actually a 26 km walk from Kenmare to Killarney (if you are doing the Kerry Way) or could also be done from Killarney to Kenmare like...More

4  Thank Jersey_Ocean
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Reviewed November 2, 2017

A drive along this road is a must. The views are stunning and sheep are dotted along the small cliffs and roadside munching on the landscape. Truly idyllic.

Thank Sadie21jean
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Debby H
October 31, 2016|
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Response from Katarzyna39 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Debbie, I think at least 3-4 hours. Dependable on weather too.
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Chris L
October 27, 2016|
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Response from Cladaghrin | Reviewed this property |
This road is definitely open to cars they just prefer no cars go through so it's better to enter from the other side but you can absolutely take a car through there. It is a very neat and scenic drive. Not busy as most... More
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ksteck
June 9, 2015|
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Response from 23diamonds |
I hiked the old kenmare road Sunday last ...no way can you drive this route! The N71 road to kenmare from killarney is the main driving route, the old kenmare road is a totally different route 😀
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