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Gap of Dunloe

off the R562 road to Killorglin | Killarney National Park, Killarney, Ireland
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is a great visit. Particularly if you come by your own steam, then you can visit all the places along the route, stopping where you please. Some fantastic spots on the way: old stone bridges, vistas across black waters, a small green plateau of grass cut through by a meandering stream. Top tip. You'll be encouraged to pull into... More

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grenoble
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We cycled up here early one morning. The pony and cart drivers said it was forbidden for cars to drive on the road between 08h00 and 19h00, but we met about 20 and there are no signs/barriers to indicate this is true. Some moved out of the way for us, others moved onto our side of the road so we... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

We just finished our hike/boat ride combination, and cannot fathom how the experience rated such rave reviews. We did the 7 mile walk, and both my daughter and I found it quite challenging despite the fact that we are very fit and walk quite a lot. I think 7 miles is just too long a hike, particularly when the scenery... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

if you choose to visit the gap of dunloe there are two ways of visiting it: you either hire bikes, cycle to ross castle, take the boat with your bikes to the other side and cycle back through the gap of dunloe which is spectacular (for the more challenging and sporty type) or you can go by jaunting car and... More

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Pembroke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Loved the bikeride up into and then down through the Gap after the boatride. Lovely scenary and a great welcome at the cafe for a well earned coffee and generous piece of cake at the Coffee Pot, before riding back to Killarney. We used O'Sullivans bike rental in Killarney by the Dromhall hotel. Would recommend this as a fun day... More

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Northern Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a beautiful place but rip-off merchants who run the jaunting cars are rude and intimidating towards those who do not wish to use the jaunting cars. If in a vehicle they are slow to give way as they approach and they simply do not want you there. They stand in the road and stop you as you approach... More

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Prospect, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you are on the West coast of Ireland this is a MUST DO! The scenery is absolutely spectacular and much more impressive than anything you would see on the Ring of Kerry. We took a tour that provided transportation from Killarney town center to Kate's Cottage. We then arranged to ride "ponies" - horses to us Americans - up... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Spectacular scenery,well worth a visit,cars can go through but not recommended. To take in the scenery you need to walk cycle or take a Jaunting car. Its a long walk and if you have young children or pushing a buggy its not recommended,best to take a Jaunting car,something you and the children will always remember. If you want a family... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We were dropped off at Kate's at the Gap without knowing what we were getting into - this tour was highly recommended and we wanted exercise so we signed up without really looking into it thinking we'd be educated along the way. Great walk/hike but know that you will be walking solo at least 2.5 hours with stopping for pics... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We were lucky with the weather when we took a pony and trip ride through the gap. Views were absolutely stunning. Boat ride through and across the lakes also fabulous. A MUST-DO!

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