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Gap of Dunloe

off the R562 road to Killorglin | Killarney National Park, Killarney, Ireland
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Peachtree City, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We took a pony and cart ride; the driver was very friendly and the horse seemed well cared for. The weather was gorgeous and the views beyond description. If our time there had been longer, we would have walked instead of ridden.

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Myrtle Beach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

An interesting tour by boat and horse and trap but be careful as they only take cash and they do not articulate that well. You can pay cash doesn't mean you MUST pay cash..

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was absolutely amazing. Take the trail to the top but if you have time continue on into Black Valley. So worth the time. The walk back feels much shorter than the walk there. You can take a trap if you want but we felt like they missed out on seeing everything as the traps move pretty quick.

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Torquay, Devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We walked the Gap, it was truly wonderful. A memorable experience. We had to run at the end to catch the boat as we had dawdled so much, savouring the views. The lakes were equally beautiful. Don't miss!

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Chichester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The Gap of Dunloe, within the Macgillycuddy's Reeks, is also a must for all who visit Co. Kerry. If you wish to 'drive' the road yourself, it's best to do so after 6pm and take the road for Blackwater Valley, from Lady's View. If you attempt to drive from Kate Kearney's Cottage, the Jaunting Carts owners will impede your progress,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Loved it all. The trip by horse is amazing. The scenery is spectacular and well worth the effort. The pony men are a wealth of knowledge and dry humour once you get them talking.

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utrecht
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We walked through the Gap of Dunloe with two children coming by boat from Ross Castle. You can also travel the other way around. Travelling by boat over the lakes is nice. At some points we hade to get off and walk through the woods as water levels were low. Killarney park however is a beautiful place to walk around.... More

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We gate crashed a boat trip with 30 American students from the castle to the beginning of the gap, a ride that took two stops to tug-of war the boats up the rapids where several lakes met. We then walked the gap itself which was fab but arrived too late to catch the bus back to town so ended up... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The four of us thoroughly enjoyed our bicycle rental from O'Sullivan's in Killarney (where we left our car in the car park-it is a ticket pay lot). We started about 10:00 am, rode partially through Killarney National Park, then a short ride on the main road, but soon back on a side road well marked toward the Gap of Dunloe.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We went up the gap last month. It was as usual amazing. There wad a group of nine of us. We had two jaunting cars and I rode a horse. The group loved it, it was amazing as usual and the gentleman in charge of the carts was proper and professional but most importantly had the horses under full control.... More

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