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Gap of Dunloe

Address: off the R562 road to Killorglin | Killarney National Park, Killarney, Ireland
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Full Day Tour of The Gap of Dunloe
Ranked #4 of 49 Attractions in Killarney
Type: Valleys, Outdoors
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Type: Valleys, Outdoors
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

We planned on a drive through the gap of dunloe hoping to find snow which had been there for the past 2 days, alas, all we got was warmer temperatures and drizzle rain. None the less, the scenery was amazing and highly recommended.

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Koloa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We drove though the Gap of Dunloe on accident, actually- just seeing a road that looked "less direct" on the way to Killarney. This valley is pretty striking! The road is narrow, so if you came upon another car, one driver needs to pull over to allow a pass, but we didn't see another vehicle along the entire valley. There... More 

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Rexburg, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The gap of dunloe is absolutely AMAZING. You will not regret visiting. No matter what route you take to visit it, either by car (yes you can drive, and I wish I had!), pony and trap or walking, you will have a great time. Luckily for us we had a B&B right down the road, so we headed up early... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Did an amazing walk through the gap of Dunloe. Has to be one of the nicest places on earth.scenery truly amazing.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This was the highlight of the trip for my daughter. On the first day we took the carriage ride through the Gap, and liked it so much that she and I rented and rode horses through it the next day. Mom walked part of the way and took pictures. There are plenty of people trying to sell rides and YOU... More 

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Clifton Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Have wanted to see this for ages but was always on a tight schedule. On a heavy, cloud laden day I set out with my daughter as we were already in Killarney. The area was mostly deserted which suited e as I was prepared to drive the Gap. The clouds shifted, the sun peeked in and out so the lighting... More 

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Carlow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We were on our way out from Killarney when we decided to have a look. It was worth it. The gap was so lovely, like a scene from a movie! We drove up ourselves which was fun.

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Killarney, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Gap is an awesome visual experience. With the mountains on either side, streams and lakes throughout and sheep - hundreds and hundreds of sheep - its a great way to burn an afternoon. But be prepared to walk - alot. We went with 2 seniors (65 - 70) and they managed about a quarter of the Gap. To explore... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

MUST SEE!!!!!!!!! I have been fortunate enough to have been to Ireland twice in the last four years. The first time was only a four day visit and I probably saw more of Ireland in those four days then most people do in a month. The second visit was this past July of 2014. My husband and I rented a... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Pick a nice bright day, get out of the car and explore & admire some of the bridges, mountains & waters or....listen to the sound of your Harley, V8 or 911 beating off the walls of the valley. Be respectful of the other users especially those cycling as the road is narrow and also easy to lose oneself in the... More 

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