4 Mountain Passes to Explore in Ireland

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A country in the north-western Europe. Ireland, or Republic of Ireland shares its only border with Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. It is surrounded by the ocean in all it's other sides. About 40% of the countries 5 million population lives in the greater city area of Dublin.

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Mountain Passes to Explore in Ireland

Col Glengesh

This is a winding section of road which links Glencolmcille to our beautiful Ardara. The route is a very popular road to take on your way back from Slieve League. If you’re in search of scenic drives while visiting Donegal, you’ve found a mighty one here. Over the course of your spin, you’ll encounter quiet open countryside, plenty of green fields, narrowish roads and sheep.

Conor Pass

Conor Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 410m above the sea level located in County Kerry, Ireland.This narrow, twisting road runs for 12kms between the town of Dingle on the south and Kilmore Cross on the north of the peninsula, where roads fork to Cloghane/Brandon or Castlegregory. 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.

Mamore Gap

The Gap of Mamore is a pass in the Urris Hills and for a long time the narrow road has been the only connection between Urris and Buncrana. Right after passing the very top of the pass a incredible panorama presents itself, best enjoyed from a small parking bay opposite a holy well and a statue of holy Mary. There are panoramic views of the hills on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other.

The Vee

The Vee is predominantly famous because of the breathtaking panoramic views afforded to travellers and sight seers going through the pass. A spectacularly beautiful drive, where the scenery climbs and dips and changes constantly to delight the eye at every turn in the road.

Map of Mountain Passes to explore in Ireland