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Glengesh Pass

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Address: Glengesh, Ardara, Ireland
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Stunning view, setting and nice coffee to top it all off

We visit here really regularly and never tire of the view. Love the recent coffee van addtional with yummy coffee for the adults and delicious popcorn for the kids. I reckon I... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visit here really regularly and never tire of the view. Love the recent coffee van addtional with yummy coffee for the adults and delicious popcorn for the kids. I reckon I have seen this view a million times an it still takes my breath away. Narrow road so take it nice and easy driving but its a must see... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

True, we went in early May before it had 'greened up', but there were not any surprises on this hike. No turns revealing a gorgeous new scenic vista, pretty much straight down (and I mean down gradually for about 2 miles or so) and then you go out and up the same trail. We were hoping to see Golden Eagles... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never get tired of seeing this delightful spot. Lovely drive from Ardara toward Glencolmcille and the folk village.

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Thank Martin H
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Well worth the drive - this was one of many places we visited on our road trip. It was spectacular - even if it was a bit misty!

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

It's a bit out of the way but if you go to Slieve League (and that's worth it) you'll need to take this route anyway.

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Whistler, Canada
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This drive is beautiful but be forwarned the road is narrow and windy. Fortunately in January there was no other traffic. The sheep are curious and come close to the car. The whole area is beautiful.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

As you drive from glencolumcill to ardara you get a wonderful suprise . As you come around a corner suddenly this beautiful valley spreads out before you .With a parkig area and picnic area at the top you can sit and enjoy the breathtaking view .Another hidden gem in Donegal

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Best seen on a clear day when the landscape can be admired at its best. Lovely areas along the ways to stop for picnics and photographs.

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Thank Amy9567
kilkenny, ireland
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56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Been up here several times. It has a hair raising drive up to it. But well worth the drive. Fantastic colours and views. Council have made great improvements over the years. Another option is to park in lower car park but its a long trek in all up hill. Only for the healthy

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Letterkenny, Donegal, Ireland
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57 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

I took our family up to Sliabh League by the main route from Ardara but I returned by Glengesh. My adult children had never seen it before and they were all in awe. There was a little "coffee wagon" at the viewing point which was handy as we stopped to take lots of pictures. It was an open air coffee... More 

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