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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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Not for the faint of heart

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
margarethB6584IV
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League City, Texas
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League City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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Thank seattletolondon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

What a great drive glad nothing came the other way would no have known what to do great viws from the priests leap if he did that on a horse should have been in the grand national not for the feint hearted

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Thank Melvyn W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Our GPS told us to take the road from Bantry to Kenmare. We trusted it and we did... IT WAS AMAZING ! It's really freaky but the landscape worth it. However I would never have done it with a big car. The road is so small and go up and down without knowing if it will go left or right... More 

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Kerry
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

After saying after a previous visit in 2013 this is a "road" I would never drive again... Yesterday coming homeward from Mizen Head and Bantry in spring weather I for some insane reason took the road, thinking I had exaggerated last time. From the Bantry direction it is far more dangerous than the other way! Every few years you crest... More 

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Thank RoseMarigold77
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

You see a nice part of the nature and Atlantic. The way is very thin and with a lot of hills. So it's going up and down! The wiped very much!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

I'm not sure why our GPS sent us this way and to be honest, my husband was ready to ditch the route at any moment; however, if you go this way you will see a piece of Ireland that you will remember for its pristine beauty and scenery that is breathtaking and worth the extra minutes. This is the true... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

took the drive to the priest's leap. would not do it again. the road if it could be called a road is not in my opinion suitable for cars. we were fortunate not to have met any on -coming traffic. it was so scary I could not enjoy the scenery. would not recommend the trip

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