We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Old Kenmare Road

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 18 Muckross Drive, Killarney, Ireland
Phone Number:
353-64-31633
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 161 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 110
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
watch for motorcycles and tour buses

you get a full range of sizes on this bus from zippy motorcycles on tour to immense tour buses so keep an eye out on the road and one on the scenery. lots of twisty bits and it's... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Michael S
Add Photo Write a Review

161 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 134: English reviews
Level Contributor
19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

you get a full range of sizes on this bus from zippy motorcycles on tour to immense tour buses so keep an eye out on the road and one on the scenery. lots of twisty bits and it's a fun road to take.

Helpful?
Thank Michael S
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
812 reviews
604 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 413 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 tailgaters pass. Be aware that if there is a bend in the road you are... More 

Helpful?
Thank flaneur40
New Orleans, Louisiana
Level Contributor
93 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Helpful?
Thank Tunasalmen
Cork
Level Contributor
64 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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 you leave the road for Torc 'mountain' or you can walk all the way to... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Lee H
Kinsale, Ireland
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 20 April 2017

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

Helpful?
Thank Ecrush
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Helpful?
Thank Kate F
Cork, Ireland
Level Contributor
24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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 County Cork. Simply a must see.

Helpful?
1 Thank polomoro
Wexford, Ireland
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 closed it would have cost about €70 as we would have had to take a... More 

Helpful?
Thank starship794
Cork, Ireland
Level Contributor
661 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 534 helpful votes
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 not very busy at this time of year with tourists so we were lucky. The... More 

Helpful?
Thank Caroline D
Limerick, Ireland
Level Contributor
48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 traffic to contend with so it was a beautiful trip.

Helpful?
2 Thank Margaret G

Travellers who viewed Old Kenmare Road also viewed

Killarney, County Kerry
 

Been to Old Kenmare Road? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Old Kenmare Road and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Old Kenmare Road staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?