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.


Set high in the Derrynasaggart range, the road to the summit is totally paved. It’s a private road. Maximum height allowed is 3.5m. Its summit is home to a huge TV mast and associated infrastructure built in December 1962.

The road to the summit is very steep, hitting a 14% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. The road is 3.5 km (2.17 miles) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 362 meters. The average gradient is 10.34%. The drive offers stunning views of the surrounding Cork and Kerry mountains in every direction.