IRL 7 Killarney national park Healy Pass Priest Leap and Mizen Head
Healey Pass
On day 7 of our Ireland trip we drove from Killarny via beautiful country roads and we went to Kinsale.
Along the way you pass Molls Gap (RP2), Ladies View (RP3) and the Healy Pass (RP8) where you definitely have to stop at RP9 for the view. After the Healy Pass you follow the coast to Glengarriff (RP13) a typical small Irish village in Cork County.

With RP13 you have 2 options; you can follow the N71 to RP18 where you continue the route or you turn left and take the route that we have driven. Follow the N71 north to Bunane (RP15) where you follow the signs for Priest's Leap.

Note Priest's Leap is a very narrow winding route with partly very bad road surfaces, but the surroundings and the view at the top are spectacular. Many people do not dare to drive here because of possible oncoming traffic. Google but once and read the reviews about this piece of road; you love it or you hate it. We enjoyed!

At RP18 you are back on the N71 and you drive to Bantry, this is a beautiful village with nice pubs and restaurants so ideal to take a break. At RP20, TomTom and Garmin disagree with each other but that is in a place where only driving direction is possible.

After Bantry you follow the R591 along the coast with beautiful views over the bay and the peninsulas.
At RP23 you can possibly turn right for a narrow route along the coast, at RP25 you come back on the original route to Mizen Head (RP29).

Mizen Head is a signal post with a beautiful view of the rocky coast. You have to walk a bit from the parking lot. Via a footbridge you reach the headland where the signal post is located. This is a tourist attraction so it can be busy.

From Mizen Head it then goes along the coast via a small village to Kinsale. Take the time to stop on the way and enjoy the view.
Kinsale is a beautiful town with many hotels, pubs and restaurants on the Bandon River, so a great place to stay.

We enjoyed this ride and therefore 5 stars.
Priest's Leap
Mizen Head
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Ireland is a beautiful country to drive. This collection contains 10 connecting routes that take you past the most beautiful, cities, villages, sights and wonders of nature.

All routes include reviews, route points for hotels, restaurants and POI.
The Irish population is very friendly and hospitable, in every village there are several pubs and restaurants where you can enjoy Irish cuisine.

There are several (historical) sights included in the routes, here is a summary overview per route, in the reviews of the routes you will find more details.

IRL1; Belvedere House & Garden Parks, Charleville Castle and the Ruins of Clonmacnoise
IRL2; Sky Road, Connemara Natural Park and Kylemoore Abbey.
IRL3; The Burren, the peninsulas Lettermore, Tiermee and Teach Mor, Blackhead and the Cliffs of Moher.
IRL4; Bunratty Castle, Folk Park and King Johns Castle.
IRL5; Ring of Kerry and Skellig Ring, this is without a doubt the most beautiful part of the Ring of Kerry. With a beautiful view of Little Skellig and Skellig Michael, the islands where the latest Star Wars film was shot.
IRL6; Ring of Beare, Glenngariff Woods Nature Reserve and one of the most beautiful panoramas in Ireland: "Ladies View".
IRL7; Killarney National Park with Molls Gap, Ladies View, the Healy Pass and Priest's Leap (very narrow winding route with partly very bad road surface) and Mizen Head.
IRL8; Blarney Castle, Cahir Castle, Killkenny Castle and Saint Canice's Cathedral.
IRL9; Dunmore Caves, SS Dunbrody Irish Emigrants ship, the ruins of Dunbrody Abbey and Garden and Kilkenny Castle.
IRL10; the ruins of the Black Castle, The Altamont Gardens, Powerscourt Gardens and Waterfall and St. Patricks Cathedral.

The routes are mainly country roads, often with beautiful curves, but sometimes very narrow or of poor quality. Driving experience is required, partly because of driving on the left side of the road.

You drive through nature parks and pass such as the Healy Pass, Conner Pass, Priest's Leap and Molls Gap. Two beautiful routes are the famous Ring of Kerry (IRL5) and Ring of Beare (IRL6). These are long journeys with many beautiful things along the way, so staying overnight while on the road is highly recommended. It can also be very busy on these routes in the weekends.

The other two routes in this collection is The Wild Atlantic Way from North-South and from South to North. This route is a sensational journey past towering cliffs and lively villages and towns, past hidden beaches and beautiful bays. This route follows the West Coast and you do multiple places from the other routes. The review of the route contains more details and for even more information I refer to

All routes in this collection are all beautiful and challenging and can be driven by car or motorcycle.
Have fun with these routes.