Ah, Conor Pass. A visit here is up there with the best things to do in Kerry, but plenty do their everything they can to avoid it altogether.
Why would they do that? Well, for a nervous driver, driving along the bendy road at Conor Pass is like something whipped from a nightmare.
There’s a reason this road topped the list in our guide to the craziest roads in Ireland (scroll down to see why!) Is it dangerous? No. The road itself is absolutely not dangerous.
With that being said, some of those that drive along it are! You’ll find out all you need to know about the mighty Conor Pass below!
The narrow road at Conor Pass
Before we dive into this, I just want to clarify something – although I refer to Conor Pass as ‘Crazy’ or a ‘little bit mental’, it’s still incredible.
It’s roads like this that make Ireland an absolute joy to explore. It’s unique, the scenery that surrounds it is sensational and it’s an experience and a half.
Now, if you’re not familiar with it, Conor Pass runs from the buzzy town of Dingle out towards Brandon Bay and Castlegregory.
It’s one of the highest mountain passes in Ireland, standing at an impressive 410m above sea level.
The tight, narrow road here snakes along the mountain and weaves its way along a sharp cliff face on one side and an enormous drop to the other.
Is Conor Pass dangerous..?
Yes and no. Although the road itself is narrow, it’s fine once you take your time, allow others to pass when necessary and keep your eye on the road.
I’ve driven Conor Pass several times over the years and the first time I drove it, I wasn’t expecting it.
It was on the day in the photo above. It was misty. It was early in the morning. And I’d never ever heard of Conor Pass, let alone seen pictures of it.
I was approaching from the Brandon Bay side and I managed to pull in (see above) and take a minute to suss it out. It was fine!
If you approach from the Dingle side, there’s a grand big spot to pull in and park (you’ll get some serious views from here!)
Hit play on the video below to see what it’s like to drive along Conor Pass
So, you can probably see why some drivers are a little bit wary about driving Conor Pass from the video above.
It can be tricky on a clear day, but it’s a different ball game altogether when there’s mist or fog reducing visibility.
Have you driven Conor Pass yet? How did you find it? Let me know in the comment section below!