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“A great 5 hour 20 min walk!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Old Kenmare Road

Old Kenmare Road
Ranked #18 of 105 things to do in Killarney
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Cork
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64 reviews
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“A great 5 hour 20 min walk!”
Reviewed 24 August 2013

If you can leave your car in Kenmare and get back to Killarney you'll have a mighty walk (moderate in difficulty with railway sleepers in the boggy bits!) from the top car park at Torc Waterfall all the way to Kenmare.
It's about 2:40 min to Galway's Bridge and the same again from there to Kenmare.

Visited August 2013
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“'Heart Stopping....'”
Reviewed 9 July 2013

Have you ever been someplace you thought was 'awesome' but, didn't know where it was..... till much later? THIS is one of those great places. As you drive in/ around the Ring of Kerry you'll go in and out of the Killarney National Forest and Park. We drove this road from Kenmare, by accident, perhaps on a wrong turn. But, who knows... the road signs in Ireland might as well be in braille, at times. I have over-used the term "breathtaking" in my reviews because, Ireland IS breathtaking so, I will say this old road is " heart stopping". Natural waterfalls, rock tunnels, forest greenery, historic trees, a few, tiny businesses- sights never to be seen again, after you depart (unless it's in heaven), ......You simply MUST do it!

Visited June 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Beautiful Drive”
Reviewed 4 July 2013

We took this drive, headed for Kenmare. It was if we'd stepped back in time, surrounded by nature at every turn.

Visited May 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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“A Beautiful Drive! Don't take the motorway.”
Reviewed 17 June 2013

This drive is amazing. Even if you're "on the wrong side of the road," go this way. It remains a bit of the old Ireland I visited 26 years ago. The road is narrow, but mostly you're driving through a canopy of trees and sites that will warm your heart.

Visited May 2013
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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“Superb walk”
Reviewed 28 May 2013

This is one of the best walks I've done - a challenging walk over the tops, with stunning scenery and very varied terrain. Boots essential.

Visited May 2013
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