Distance:- 37 Km
Time:- 39 minutes
Times are for driving and stops are not accounted for.
The Conor Pass, 18 km from Castlegregory on the southern end of the peninsula towards Dingle, County Kerry, is one of the highest mountain pass in Ireland, at an elevation of 410 m above the sea level. This narrow road snakes through verdant vistas, and its view of the lakes below is the stuff of fairy tales.
The Conor Pass is situated in the Dingle Peninsula and offers to drivers the breathtaking, cliff hanging experience of navigating through Ireland’s highest mountain pass, in a road tight and precarious, weaving its way around the sharp cliff faces. The views from the road are breathtaking, as the glaciated landscape of mountains and corrie lakes comes into view. From Dingle Town the road runs some 4½ miles rising to 1500 ft as it winds its way to the pass. Despite the fact that this narrow and twisting road road climbs up the highest mountain pass in Ireland, this road is usually open all year, but during winter months, it can be closed when the access is not cleared of snow. Due to the nature of the road, there are length and weight restrictions, and vehicles such as caravans, camper vans and trucks can not use the pass .The surface of the road is asphalted. From the scenic car park at the summit there are views as far as the Aran Islands off County Galway. If you wish to carry on to Dingle and further afield to the Scenic Slea Head Drive pleas allow further time. I would even suggest one full day if you really want to immerse yourself in this iconic drive full of beauty and adventure. You will not be disappointed.