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Glengesh Pass

Glengesh, Ardara, Ireland
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Stunning views

During the week we were in Donegal d managed to have views of the pass in low cloud and blue skies... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mark_wendy19
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Coventry, United Kingdom
Breathtaking!

I absolutely loved the drive from Ardara toward the coast. within minutes you feel like you have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Travel52_11
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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“slieve league” (11 reviews)
“picnic area” (5 reviews)
“lovely view” (4 reviews)
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Glengesh, Ardara, Ireland
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"slieve league"
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"picnic area"
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"lovely view"
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"lovely drive"
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"hairpin bends"
in 4 reviews
"folk village"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful valley"
in 3 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 3 reviews
"wild atlantic way"
in 7 reviews
"winding road"
in 4 reviews
"natural beauty"
in 2 reviews
"the small car park"
in 2 reviews
"coffee van"
in 2 reviews
"great scenery"
in 2 reviews
"scenic drive"
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"both directions"
in 2 reviews
"weather conditions"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

During the week we were in Donegal d managed to have views of the pass in low cloud and blue skies. In both cases the pass looked simply stunning.

Thank mark_wendy19
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely loved the drive from Ardara toward the coast. within minutes you feel like you have entered the equivalent of. 'Secret garden'. THe views of this 'hidden' valley were simply breathtaking and this is sheep country so do drive with caution, they 'own' the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This looks like something either out of a magazine or a movie. You can see solar and it is truly breathtaking.

Thank Trish A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a stunning drive and well worth doing. The road is steep but the views when you are going up and on the top are breathtaking.

Thank Henshaw650
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The journey through the Glengesh Pass has long been the stuff of legend in our family. My grandfather helped build the first proper road and the women in the family prayed from top to bottom if they needed to travel it. The number of roadside...More

1  Thank Brigid G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting drive - we travelled in both directions as we were staying just outside Ardara. there are more spectacular passes throughout the Republic, and Glengesh is not that remarkable. One of the sights of Donegal, I guess.

Thank Shaun B
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

Glengesh Pass is a stop on the Wild Atlantic Way for a reason - its magnificent. The road up is full of hairpins and streams are flowing down the mountainside. It's northwest Ireland at its best. There's a place for a picnic if you pack...More

1  Thank turas_10
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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

This is a must see on the Wild Atlantic Way stunning scenery. You will not be disappointed as you drop down into the valley on the steep descent the wow factor continues.

Thank Mariepmwigan
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped at the top and took in the views from the Wild Atlantic Way marker. There is a sign telling you about the area. It is a pretty, picturesque drive through beautiful Irish countryside with lots of sheep. We enjoyed it thoroughly.

Thank Bob H
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

Peaceful and interesting. Lovely folk museum. Good place to spend time. Lovely beaches to walk upon.

Thank Vivien L
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whalewatcher09
30 December 2017|
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Response from mcconnellboys | Reviewed this property |
And I didn't answer you about Glenveagh.... We stayed in Donegal two nights, then drove toward Glenveagh on our way to Lock Swilly. The weather was so bad that we couldn't go out on the coast to Malin Head or Fanad... More
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Brian1504
8 June 2017|
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Response from sweety1960 | Reviewed this property |
apologies for not replying to your question only saw message now. hope you enjoyed your trip
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jennie o
28 May 2017|
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Response from seamusmurphy | Reviewed this property |
Dear Traveller, it depends on which route you take. For example coming from Killybegs it can be done in say 20 minutes as it is all downhill but dangerous in wintertime because of snow and ice. If coming from Ardara I... More
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