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Old Kenmare Road

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Address: Muckross, Killarney, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-64-31633
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Beautiful views

Wow what a drive! Typical narrow roads like you see everywhere in Ireland, but the views are spectacular! You should only enter the tunnels one car at a time, not very wide to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wow what a drive! Typical narrow roads like you see everywhere in Ireland, but the views are spectacular! You should only enter the tunnels one car at a time, not very wide to say the least. Be sure to turn off and take in the views.

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DFW Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Driving in Ireland can be quite a challenge for tourists, but you must drive to see things (and sometimes a bit of a hike as well). For Americans, driving on the left can be challenging enough... and then the narrow roads add to that. Old Kenmare is a beautiful drive (we took it as part of our drive of the... More 

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Thank ProfCoop
St. Petersburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a nice drive, just be prepared to move out of the way for the big tour buses going around the ring of kerry!

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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous drive between Killarney and Kenmare, beautiful views down the valley from the mountains. Lots of viewing points.

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Rushden, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Just make sure you are not going clockwise on this part of the road between 2pm & 3pm that's when the coaches come through while they go anti clockwise. It only just big enough for them to get through and any other vehicle coming the opposite way has problems.

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Thank Benitachell34
Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

A great drive; beautiful scenery in a beautiful part of the country; take your time and soak in the views.

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Whitehouse Station, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

The scenery along the road is unforgettable and changes with each bend. There is so much to see that this should not be missed. I also had fun driving the windy road although you need to be careful of the tour buses.

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Moosup, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

At times challenging with how narrow and winding it is, this road is well worth the drive. It is beautiful and has a lot of places you can pull off to take in the views of the national park.

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Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Stunning views all the way, take a break, sit down and enjoy the nature as it is. Calm, relaxing, beautiful and you'll have a wonderfull time!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

I agree with Klaas d. If you were planning on driving the Old Kenmare road - forget it. I think most of the reviews here are referring to the N71 - the road from Kilkenny to Kenmare and on to Bantry and Skibbereen. The N71 is a beautiful drive for everyone except the driver. It does provide great views but... More 

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