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Gap of Dunloe

off the R562 road to Killorglin | Killarney National Park, Killarney, Ireland
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The Gap of Dunloe was a beautiful drive. The rocks and lake all around as you descend into the valley are amazing. I have never seen anything like it. I was glad we had hired a driver so that we could see it all without having to watch the road. I would recommend this drive to all.

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Hinsdale, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We stumbled across this on our way around the rinb of kerry. I was properly dressed for it but walked three miles anyway. Great secenery. There are lots of trails and walks to take off of the main road that is refered to as the gap of dunloe. Good supply store and gift shop and two cafes at the stRting... More

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Billerica, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

It is possible to drive through the Gap but not for the timid driver. The horse drawn jaunting carts and traps are a good option and you will pick up a little local flavor from the jarveys.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The view is amazing and the guides very personable. As a photographer the scenery will occupy you for hours but be warned, it is hard to get good shots from the back of the little horse drawn carriages. Stopping and getting out on foot highly recommended. You will know when. :-)

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Kilkenny
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27 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed the hike to the black valley and the scenery .We had fab weather which really added to the trip.If you like hiking/walking then do this ,The only disappointment was the rubbish strew around the recycle bins and public toilets (which were locked on a busy day)it's really not acceptable for a busy tourist spot .

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

The Gap of Dunloe is a gorgeous mountain passage in Killarney National Park. Macgillycuddy's Reeks including Carrauntuohill - Ireland's highest peak - are on the Western and the Purple Moutains are on the Eastern side. The gap covers a number of lakes that are connected through River Lou. It's a great trail to hike or bike, but sadly there are... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Amazing views of the landscape. The road was a bit narrow in spots, as are most rural roads. I think the road may be closed to car traffic in summer months for horse and buggy rides but there was no one around when we were there so we got to se all the sights without distraction.

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Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This area is just unbelievably beautiful. We took the pony ride through the gap and it was so much fun. The scenery is just incredible. We rented a cottage and were able to use that as our base as we drove to the different areas of Ireland. Loved it.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

First of all, as many have said, the Gap of Dunloe is stunningly beautiful. It's one of the most picturesque places I've ever been. I highly recommend it to anyone going to Killarney. The road, on the other hand, is pretty rough. You'll have to take it fairly slow and be conscious of other cars that you can let past... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

On a recent self driving tour of Ireland we decided to take the Gap of Dunloe. The scenery changes many times over the course of the drive from desolate mountain ranges to waterfalls and mountain views.

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