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Gap of Dunloe

off the R562 road to Killorglin | Killarney National Park, Killarney, Ireland
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Ireland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Some of the best scenery I've ever seen - this is exactly what you picture for rugged Irish country side. We got the jaunting cart all the way to the 4th lake - you may as well do it the old way :). This is a must to see I have to say

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We drove to Dunloe then got on a horse and trap to go up to the Gap of Dunloe. It was great beautiful views and scenery. It took about 2 hours but is was well worth it. Would recommend it.

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Athlone, Ireland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Absolutely stunning scenery with the combination of lakes and mountains. Make sure if driving to go before 9a.m or after 7 pm as the jarveys occupy the very narrow road between these hours and they make no allowance for any vehicular traffic.....so dont let them spoil your enjoyment.

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Hartsville, South Carolina, United States
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138 reviews 138 reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We didn't have a lot of time in Killarney so we decided to do the Gap of Dunloe in our rental car. You should not attempt this during the day. The road is very narrow and there are lots of horses and jaunting carts going through. It would be very awkward. They stop around 6pm, so if you head over... More

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Gloucester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Driving though here in the evening with the sun low in the sky on a warm summer's day is just wonderful. Not to be missed if you get the chance.

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Downpatrick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

After being told we couldn't walk on the mountains with our dog we called up to the shops at the entrance to the gap. Lovely helpful guy in the adventure shop told us to walk up Strickeen mountain with our dog. We did this then walked the road to the Black Valley, great day out walked the legs off the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We drove a mini van through the Gap of Dunloe starting at 6:30 pm. We were the only ones on the road for most of the journey.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

More like a glorified taxi. They pick you up in a cute little bus. Drop you at the front where you can choose to walk or rent a horse and buggy. They were late picking us up and we had about 2 hours to walk the 7 miles. Which is fine if you don't want to take photos. Then we... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This was a cool place but one needs to be aware that the smell of horse dung permeates this road walk as the horse and carriages are up and down it most of the day. If you want to experience hill walking out in the countryside of Ireland this is not it. However it does have host some spectacular views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

In a word...spectacular! If you are in Killarney for more than a day - treat yourself to this excursion. You will not regret it.

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