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Old Kenmare Road

18 Muckross Drive, Killarney, Ireland
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Be Very Careful

If you are driving from Muckross House to Ladies' View and Moll's Gap and beyond, you will travel... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
New York City, New York
Loved this drive

Very impressive views from start to finish. It was not scary for it is not a road that gets a lot... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
New Orleans, Louisiana
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“ladies view” (13 reviews)
“rock tunnels” (3 reviews)
“speed limit” (3 reviews)
18 Muckross Drive, Killarney, Ireland
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

If you are driving from Muckross House to Ladies' View and Moll's Gap and beyond, you will travel this road and go through the narrow tunnel. Be very careful and don't feel forced to drive the posted speed limit. You can pull over and let...More

Thank flaneur40
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Very impressive views from start to finish. It was not scary for it is not a road that gets a lot of traffic.

Thank Tunasalmen
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The best about the Old Kenmare Road (and that's not a pic of it - the one with the tunnel, because that's the current and in use road!) is that you can make it a short on (say, 40 min up to the say, where...More

1  Thank Lee H
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Changes and amazes every time we go on this road. Stunning views. Well worth dropping in molls gap for lunch or coffee

Thank Ecrush
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This road requires caution, which is difficult at times considering the beauty that lies all around. Well worth a drive on this road to see what Kerry has to offer.

Thank Kate F
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Ive been up this road both ways on bike, foot, car and van. Never fails to impress. Sunny, raining, snowing, there will always be a beauty in this most treasured meander. Road surface keeps improving too, and best of all, it leads to my beautiful...More

1  Thank polomoro
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Just back from Killarney and we walked part of the Old Kenmare Road. Unfortunately we couldn't do the whole trip to Kenmare because of the bus strike. We parked at Torque Waterfall. We also thought of getting a taxi but because the main road was...More

Thank starship794
Reviewed 14 March 2017

My Husband and I took a trip by car on the old Kenmare road while on a short visit to killarney. It was fantastic. The road is quite narrow so you have to take your time. It is very scenic part of Kerry. It was...More

Thank Caroline D
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This trip around the peninsula to Sneem through the black valley and onto Kenmare is a dream trip The lakes and mountain scenery is spectacular and uplifting and there are plenty viewing points and walks on the route .As it was February we hadn't much...More

2  Thank Margaret G
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful Street with great views. You cab stop nearly everywhere for taking pictures. And until summer you can find sheeps on the road. Typical Irish picture! Buy the speed limit is 100. They ate crazy. So mind yourself if you drive down there. I would...More

Thank Samiiireta
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Questions & Answers
Debby H
31 October 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 A T | Reviewed this property |
Ignore the earlier replies. The road is fully operational and accessible by cars (and will have plenty of cars on it on any given day). It is fully surfaced. In places, it is only one lane wide, but there are plenty of... 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 😀