Sally Gap

Sally Gap is one of the finest drives in Ireland

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

The drive is definitely worth it. On the road to Sally Gap, there are spectacular views of the surrounding blanket bog and the Wicklow Mountains. Sally Gap is one of two east-to-west passes across the Wicklow Mountains and the narrow road running through it passes above the dark waters of Lough Tay and Lough Dan. This road is very exciting and sometimes very exposed and unsecured driveway in innumerable twists and turns. The R759 road is 27 km (17 mi) long and runs south-east to north-west through the Sally from the R755 near Roundwood in East Wicklow to the N81 in West Wicklow.

The road is certainly breathtaking. This road is usually open all year, but it can be closed anytime when the access is not cleared of snow. In winter it is often dangerous or impassable due to snow and ice as it is not treated by the Local Authority. The road was built after the Irish rebellion of 1798 by British Army forces looking to flush rebels from the hills.



NOTICE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many points of interest and roads are closed and travel is not recommended. Please follow all local health authority directives before venturing off, and stay safe.