Slea Head Drive

Slea Head Drive, one of Ireland's best coastal routes

Slea Head Drive is the name of a very scenic loop route, beginning and ending at Dingle, in the westernmost part of the Dingle Peninsula, in southwest County Kerry, Ireland. It shows a large number of attractions and stunning views on the western end of the peninsula. It's one of the best coastal drives in the world.

Most scenic drives in Ireland

14 of the most scenic drives in Ireland

Ireland is full of epic landscapes and coastal views. Here are the best ones you can find behind a wheel:

R319

Road R319 travels by hairpins to the edge of the sea

R319 is a very scenic road in Achill Island, situated off the coast of County Mayo in the west of Ireland. The drive travels by hairpins to the edge of the sea. It’s one of the best coastal drives in the world.

Conor Pass

Conor Pass: The Ultimate Road Trip Guide

Conor Pass (Connor Pass) is a mountain pass at an elevation of 410m (1,345ft) above the sea level located in County Kerry, Ireland. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country. The road to the summit snakes through verdant vistas, and its view of the lakes below is the stuff of fairy tales.

Truskmore

Truskmore, a steep (22%) paved road in Ireland

Truskmore is a mountain peak at an elevation of 647m (2,123ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary between County Sligo and County Leitrim, in Ireland. It’s said to be one of the toughest climbs of the country, with some sections up to 22%.

R440

The Ultimate Guide to Traveling the Road R440

R440 Road is a very scenic drive located on the boundary between Laois and Offaly counties of Ireland.

Sally Gap

Sally Gap is one of the finest drives in Ireland

Sally Gap is a mountain pass at an elevation of 500m (1,640ft) above the sea level, located in County Wicklow, a region south of Dublin in the east of Ireland.

Wild Atlantic Way

Wild Atlantic Way, one of the best coastal drives in the world

With a length of 2,500 km (1553 miles), the Wild Atlantic Way from Donegal to Cork along Ireland's Atlantic coast is one of the best coastal drives in the world. The route passes through nine counties and three provinces. It’s said to be the longest defined coastal touring route in the world.

The Most Dangerous Roads In Ireland

The Most Dangerous Roads In Ireland

Ireland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Steeped in history and at the same time playing host to an array of modern cities, it’s a place where the old and the new meet in perfect harmony.

Healy Pass

Healy Pass, one of Ireland's best drives

Healy Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 334m (1,095ft) above the sea level located in the Beara peninsula, in the Caha mountain range, in south west Ireland.

Ring of Kerry

Ring of Kerry: a scenic road through rugged and majestic landscapes

Situated on the Iveragh Peninsula of County Kerry, in the southwest of Ireland, Ring of Kerry is one of those bucket-list places you simply must visit.

Mullaghanish

Driving the wild road to Mullaghanish

Mullaghanish is a mountain peak at an elevation of 649m (2,129ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary between Cork and Kerry counties, in the southwest of Ireland. It's one of the highest roads of the country.

Gap of Dunloe

A memorable road trip to Gap of Dunloe in Kerry

Gap of Dunloe is a mountain pass at an elevation of 246m (807ft) above the sea level, located in County Kerry, in the peninsular southwest region of Ireland. May be difficult for those who get car sick.

Bull Bridge

Bull Bridge, an old wooden bridge on Ireland's east coast

Located on Ireland's east coast, the Bull Bridge is one of the most spectacular bridges in the world. This old wooden bridge links Dublin and the North Bull Island in Dublin Bay.

Kippure

Kippure: The Ultimate Road Trip Guide

Kippure (Cipiúr) is a mountain peak at an elevation of 750m (2,460ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary between Wicklow and Dublin counties, on Ireland's east coast. It's one of the highest roads of the country.

Old Military Road - R115

R115, a drive through the Wicklow mountains of Ireland

The Old Military Road (R115), through Wicklow mountains, is a very scenic drive located in Dublin and Wicklow counties in Ireland. It was one of the first purpose-built roads of the country.

Dursey Road

Travelling through Dursey Road, the only road in Dursey Island

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

Clermont Carn

An epic road to Clermont Carn in Ireland

Clermont Carn is a mountain peak at an elevation of 495m (1,624ft) above the sea level, located in County Louth, Republic of Ireland, at the border with Northern Ireland.

Cliffs of Moher collapsed

Cliffs of Moher collapsed

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.

Ballaghbeama Gap

Ballaghbeama Gap: don't attempt this drive with a large car

Located in County Kerry, on Ireland's Iveragh Peninsula, Ballaghbeama Gap is a tight, bendy, and quiet single track road that requires a high level of skill. Don't attempt this drive with a large car.

Highest roads of Ireland

Highest roads of Ireland

The Republic of Ireland (Éire in Irish) is an island in northwest Europe in the North Atlantic Ocean, off the west coast of the United Kingdom. The geography of the country is marked by low central plains surrounded by a ring of low-lying coastal mountains. The country is known for its wide expanses of lush green fields. It’s the third largest island in Europe.

Mount Leinster

Mount Leinster in Ireland: a steep road to the summit

Mount Leinster is a mountain peak at an elevation of 786m (2,578ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary between Carlow and Wexford counties in southeastern Ireland. It’s said to be the highest paved road in Ireland.

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