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The Slea Head Drive is a circular route, beginning and ending in Dingle, in County Kerry, Ireland, with a length of  30 miles (47 km). The road, officially called R559, shows a large number of attractions and stunning views on the western end of the peninsula. The route is clearly labelled by road signs throughout its length. To properly enjoy the Drive, a half-day should be set aside for the journey. It's one of the best coastal drives in the world.

 

Truskmore is a mountain pass at an elevation of 647 m (2,123 ft) above the sea level, located on the border of County Sligo and County Leitrim, in Ireland. It’s said to be one of the toughest climbs on the country.

The Gap of Dunloe is a mountain pass at an elevation of 731m above the sea level, located in County Kerry, Ireland. This narrow mountain pass, with a length of 11 km (7 miles) from north to south, links Macgillycuddy's Reeks (west) and Purple Mountain (east).

 

Dursey Road is the only road in the Dursey Island, at the southwestern tip of the Beara Peninsula in the west of County Cork in Ireland. The road is 5.3 km long.

 

The Conor Pass, which runs from Dingle on the southern end of the peninsula towards Brandon Bay and Castlegregory in the North, in County Kerry, it's one of the highest mountain pass in Ireland, at an elevation of 410 m above the sea level. This narrow road snakes through verdant vistas, and its view of the lakes below is the stuff of fairy tales.

Sally Gap is a mountain pass at an elevation of  503m (1,650 ft) above the sea level, located in the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland. The pass is traversed by the R759 road.

Mount Leinster is a mountain pass located in the province of Leinster, Ireland, on the Blackstairs Mountains, at an elevation of 796 metres (2,605 ft) above the sea level. A tall RTÉ television transmitter tops the peak with a mast height of 122 m. This site is a popular location for hang-gliding enthusiasts to launch from. It’s the highest paved road in Ireland.

 

Situated in the south west corner of Ireland the Ring of Kerry is one of those bucket-list places you simply must visit. The road winds past pristine beaches, medieval ruins, mountains and lakes, with ever-changing views of the island-dotted Atlantic.

 

The Old Military Road (R115), through Wicklow mountains, is a very scenic drive located in counties Dublin and Wicklow in Ireland.

 

Located on Ireland’s spectacular west coast, a large section of a ledge at the Cliffs of Moher that was the scene of a daredevil cycling stunt has crumbled into the sea. The rockfall served to highlight the danger of getting too close to the popular cliff edge.

 

Healy Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 334 metres (1,095 ft) above the sea level located in the Beara peninsula,  in the Caha mountain range. It’s one of the Ireland's greatest drives.

 

R440 is a very scenic drive in the Slieve Bloom Mountains of Ireland. Nicknamed as the Slive Bloom Road, it shouldn’t be attempted by those who don't know how to reverse. 




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