My Sunday Photo

Conor Pass

On our third day in Dingle,  it stopped raining for a bit so we decided to drive up to the top of the Conor Pass.

I had been a bit put off  by some of the trip advisor comments; one in particular described ‘semi perilous’ drivng conditions with narrow roads, rock faces and steep drops.

But the lady who lived next to our holiday cottage said the road was two lanes all the way to the top from the Dingle side. And there was a view point at the top where we could turn around if we didn’t feel up to coming down the other side.

The view from the top was stunning,  and I could see how the road worked on the way to Tralee,  so decided to have a go at the other side. It was fine, you just had to keep an eye on what was coming towards you and stop somewhere where they could pass  before they reached you.

There are a number of places that can only accommodate one car,  so you do have to be prepared to back up if necessary. But the drops aren’t sheer,  there are stone walls between you and certain death.

To be honest, if you are used to driving in London, you’ll be fine!

And it was definitely worth it, as once we got over the pass we found our way to Fermoyle Strand, one of the most beautiful (and emptiest)  beaches we’ve ever been on.

Fermoyle Strand

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