The Conor Pass

The Conor Pass is the highest mountain pass in Ireland.  It is situated on the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, on the road that crosses the peninsula between Dingle Town and the coast the other side.  The Mountains the Pass crosses are the Brandon Mountains and contain Ireland's second highest peak Brandon Mountain at 3127 ft.  From Dingle Town the road runs some 4 1/2 miles rising to 1500 ft as it winds its way to the pass.  There are wonderful views of the coast.  At the Pass there is a carpark where you are confronted with this magnificent sight.  The road then carries on down towards Brandon Bay past cliffs, a waterfall and lakes.  

Along the coast then there are lovely sandy beaches down small rough roads, while at Brandon Point there are more cliffs with wonderful views from the top.

The Dingle Peninsula is Ireland's most westerly point, and is also a Gaeltacht, an area where irish is spoken.

The region has more than 2000 sites of prehistoric and early christian remains.

On the Dingle Peninsula

Gallarus Oratory

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