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Old Kenmare Road

18 Muckross Drive, Killarney, Ireland
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It's a Hiking Trail and not a Drive!!! (26km)

Having seen a lot of the recent reviews, I would like to clarify that the Old Kenmare Road is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Belfast, United Kingdom
Beautiful country drive

A drive along this road is a must. The views are stunning and sheep are dotted along the small... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
Tyler, Texas
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“rock tunnels” (3 reviews)
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18 Muckross Drive, Killarney, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Jersey_Ocean
Reviewed 2 November 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
Reviewed 28 October 2017

The views were indeed spectacular, however our favourite part was driving the tight turns and going through the tunnels. plenty of place to stop and get awesome piccies.

Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 14 September 2017

The views are great at spots, driving has to be done carefully and slowly as you can't see round corners. Toc waterfall is not a must but still a nice stop.

Thank Janulik
Reviewed 1 September 2017

this drive is really amazing at every corner the scenery is truly awe inspiring you will be blown away at the views do not even think twice about driving this route

Thank vcan
Reviewed 29 August 2017

This road will provide some of the best views you will see while on the Ring of Kerry. While some portions of it are narrow, it's an easy drive. Just pay attention.

Thank Brian J
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Drove this when we were heading to Glengarriff from Kenmare.Stopped at a tourist shop between the two villages Druids Glenn I think and found it ok for a picnic.

Thank Sandra N
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Some parts of the road were a bit hairy but the views definitely made the risk worth it! Absolutely glorious - would have been even better if we'd had nicer weather.

Thank JennyB1984
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The road provides a chance for good scenery and calming atmosphere, however, it's definitely narrower than newer road, so drive safe.

Thank M C
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Drove around this road in sun and rain brilliant on both occasions . Its kinda cool when you are level with clouds of mist and even looking down on some. A lovely windy road with plenty of lovely valley views.

Thank martinmortimer
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Questions & Answers
Debby H
1 November 2016|
Response from Katarzyna39 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Debbie, I think at least 3-4 hours. Dependable on weather too.
Chris L
27 October 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
9 June 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 😀