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Travel time from Dingle to Kenmare

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Travel time from Dingle to Kenmare

Driving to Dingle from Dublin in for November ( Friday - Sunday ) . Wondering if a drive to Kenmare and Sneem ( hometowns of my grandparents ) is doable . My son needs to get back to UCD by Sunday night . Too much driving? ? Thanks !

Dingle, Ireland
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1. Re: Travel time from Dingle to Kenmare

Dublin to Dingle on the Friday will ltake around five hours. Dingle to Kenmare on Saturday will be two hours plus just under an hour more to Sneem. Dingle back to Dublin on Sunday another five hours. With only eight or nine hours daylight you will be on the road most of the daylight hours.

You wont see much of Dingle. Why not stay in Kenmare if that is where you want to be?

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2. Re: Travel time from Dingle to Kenmare

It is a shorter drive from Dublin to Kenmare, taking approximately four hours.

Great to previous poster and suggested you stay in Kenmare, and touring out as far as Killarney, sneem, and doing part of the Ring of Kerry

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3. Re: Travel time from Dingle to Kenmare

I'm curious how accurate Google Driving duration's are to reality? Kenmare to Sneem shows me 30 minutes drive, but of course that doesnt factor in traffic. Im planning a driving trip around Ireland for next fall and understanding how accurate the travel times are will be helpful;.

Yellow Springs, Ohio
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4. Re: Travel time from Dingle to Kenmare

30 minutes from Kenmore to Sneem is not realistic. 45 minutes would be pushing it. I usually use the AA Routefinder to get distances and times. Their times are a little more realistic than Googles estimates.

Annapolis, Maryland
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5. Re: Travel time from Dingle to Kenmare

Google can be overly optimistic, but 30 minutes is reasonable for Sneem to Kenmare, In my experience, traffic usually is not an issue on that stretch of the N70, unless you get stuck behind a very slow vehicle.

Whitney, Texas
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6. Re: Travel time from Dingle to Kenmare

I'd say 45 minutes or so.... http://www.theaa.ie/routes/ is what I use too and my advise would be to add about 20% to the driving time...the KMs are very accurate though...

Edited: 26 December 2015, 05:45
Limerick, Ireland
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7. Re: Travel time from Dingle to Kenmare

The journey from Killarney is roughly 45 minutes

Take the N22 towards Macroom

Follow signs off N22 for Castletownbere / Kenmare

8. Re: Travel time from Dingle to Kenmare

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