Conor Pass

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Conor Pass
An Chonair
Road warnings on the Connor Pass - - 1575708.jpg
Road warnings on the Conor Pass
Elevation456 m (1,496 ft)[1]
Traversed byRoad
LocationCounty Kerry, Ireland
RangeMountains of the Central Dingle Peninsula
Coordinates52°10′55″N 10°12′26″W / 52.18194°N 10.20722°W / 52.18194; -10.20722Coordinates: 52°10′55″N 10°12′26″W / 52.18194°N 10.20722°W / 52.18194; -10.20722
Conor Pass is located in Ireland
Conor Pass
Location in Ireland

Conor Pass or Connor Pass (Irish: An Chonair)[2] is one of the highest Irish mountain passes served by an asphalted road.[3] It is located on the R560 road in County Kerry, Ireland.


The 456-metre (1,496 ft) high pass connects Dingle, on the south-western end of the Dingle Peninsula, with Brandon Bay and Castlegregory in the north-east.

Access to the pass[edit]

Panorama from the pass

A twisty one-lane asphalted road leads to the pass. The drive is considered one of the most beautiful in Ireland.[4] The scenic road leading to the pass weaves its way around the sharp cliff faces and past high corrie lakes. Vehicles over two tonnes in weight are prohibited from using the road in order to avoid difficulties in passing.

Bicycle ascent to the pass is one of the most famous and difficult climbs in Ireland.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Insight Guides: Ireland. Apa Publications. 2014. ISBN 9781780056937. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  2. ^ "An Chonair (Conor Pass)". Failte Ireland. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  3. ^ "The Conor Pass". Comharchumann Turasóireachta Chorca Dhuibhne. Archived from the original on 11 March 2015. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  4. ^ Christi Daugherty and Jack Jewers (2012). Frommer's Ireland 2012. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 9781118146651.
  5. ^ "The Conor Pass". Retrieved 7 March 2015.


  • Insight Guides: Ireland. Apa Publications. 2014.

External links[edit]

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