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Turners Rock Tunnel

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Turners Rock Tunnel No. 1
Location Map ( geo)
N71 summit tunnel - Coppermine - 12863.jpg
Entrance to the tunnel in 1990
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From:  Lyre
To:  Esk West
Cork • Kerry
Highway Authority
Transport Infrastructure Ireland
Opening Date
Additional Information
Tunnel Type:  bored
On road(s)
Crossings related to the N71

The Turners Rock Tunnel No.1 is a carved-out rock tunnel that narrows the road on the N71 between the borders of Cork and Kerry. The summit tunnel is the longest of a series of tunnels on the Caha Pass, the others being Nos. 2, 3, and 4.

The tunnel was first opened in 1841 and was later widened[1]— When?.

In early October 2021, the tunnel closed on the N71 road between Molly Gallivan's Visitor Centre and the tunnel itself for nearly three months to carry out safety repairs[2]


Turners Rock Tunnel
Related Pictures
View gallery (1)
N71 summit tunnel - Coppermine - 12863.jpg

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