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Knockboy and Priest's Leap

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Address: Glengarriff, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-21-427-3251

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The road to Priest's Leap

We were looking to travel country roads from Kenmare to Mizen Head. The GPS decided to direct us up into the mountains on a road that resembled a cart path. Mostly unpaved and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
T G
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Gps sent us on this unexpected trip which lead us over the mountaintops....roadway disintegrated into a one lane gravel trail for two way traffic, no guardrails, no protection from the drop offs. Fine for someone adventurous, terrifying and dangerous for most, in the fog, never again.

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Thank Linda S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were looking to travel country roads from Kenmare to Mizen Head. The GPS decided to direct us up into the mountains on a road that resembled a cart path. Mostly unpaved and twisting with no guard rails and steep drop offs. The views are spectacular but beware of the local drivers. They know this road and drive it quite... More 

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Thank T G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Accidently we drove Priest's Leap as the GPS dictated and what an experience. Such a remote spot with the most breathtaking view and the silence was overpowering. I'm so glad we were lead to this remarkable area.

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Thank Gaye D
Barry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By road, by bike, by foot This trip off the glengariff road rewards you with fingers touch to the clouds and foot soles to the top of the mountain

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Thank 476KP
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome. Drove up to priests leap while on holiday in ireland. super views well worth a go if you have the nerve. We done it in a vauxhall zafira.

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Thank david28081967
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only ended up driving this route because the GPS sent us this way. Some of the most beautiful and remote landscape you will ever see! My son said it looked like it belonged in Lord of the Rings. Be warned. It is a single lane dirt passage. We encountered only two other cars the entire route. Unfortunately, as we pulled... More 

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League City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

In my research of Ireland, I had read several accounts of the Priests Leap pass. None of the posts were encouraging and I had hoped we would bypass this stretch of driving. However, our gps guided us to the "shortcut" from Bantry to Kenmare. I saw the sign post that said "Priests Leap Road"and strongly suggested to my husband who... More 

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Gilroy, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

If you follow this route on gps beware!!! Once you get so far you cannot turn around. It is just you, a couple of sheep herders atv's, sheep and God's green earth. Absolutely beautiful but very scary one lane road that goes over the mountain!!

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Thank Micki P
west cork
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The road over priest leap to kenmare is fascinating.don`t attempt it if you have a fear of heights there are shear drops in parts on the cork side.but the views are worth it.drive slowly the road is narrow and bumby

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Thank noiseyWestCork
London UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Our GPS told us to take this road on the way from Kenmare to Bantry. We didn't and took the main road instead. On our way back from Sheeps Head Bay, my husband said, let's take the road as it is less miles. Well that may be, but doesn't take less time. It's a single carriage way road (using the... More 

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