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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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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

I always visit here whenever I stay with my family, it never gets boring! Beautiful scenery & mountains, the views are really stunning!! It's a must see if you haven't seen this part of Co. Kerry before! Highly recommended!!

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We drove through the Gap on a beautiful sunny evening, and it was one of the highlights of our trip! If you're going to drive in the summer, it's best to wait until evening, after all the pony and traps are gone. The road is very narrow, but luckily we only met a couple of other cars. The scenery is... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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24 attraction reviews
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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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8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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