Conor Pass

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It was our second last day in Kerry, and we found ourselves drawn back to the Dingle Peninsula, this time exploring the northern side.  Our main objective was to see the Conor Pass, the highest mountain pass in Ireland, linking the northern part of the peninsula with Dingle town.  We had been out to Brandon Point, so were approaching the pass from the north.  The narrow twisting road had only room for one car, with some lay bys to allow traffic from the other direction to pass, and larger vehicles are not allowed on the route.  On the way up the pass there were magnificent views across to Brandon mountain, and towering heights beside the road, with little waterfalls cascading down.

 

 

 

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At the height of the pass, there is a parking area, and more great views of Brandon mountain, and towards Brandon Bay.

 

 

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As stormy skies closed in, we took one last view, and then a look down the other side of the pass towards Dingle, before taking our leave.

 

 

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Even in a county famed for its views, the Conor Pass stands out as a highlight.

 

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