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Gap of Dunloe

off the R562 road to Killorglin | Killarney National Park, Killarney, Ireland
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Ranked #3 of 62 attractions in Killarney
Type: Valleys
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

This morning at around 10am we attempted to drive the gap of dunloe from kates cafe (prepared by the warnings that its busy during the day!). As we approached Kate's cafe we were stopped by a pony man trying to sell us his services, who told us the road ahead was closed to all cars. We politely declined his services... More

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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you are in the area, this is a must see. Simply stunning views all the way. It's no walk in the park if you intend to walk and if you are driving, be very careful. Best to avoid Saturday or Sunday. If you are short of time, forget the Ring of Kerry and Dingle peninsula, but just do this.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Triona from Rossarney Town House recommended we visit here in the afternoon/evening when the crowds are gone. The views are spectacular. The walk tip the bridge is fantastic and if you are used to driving on the left and on narrow roads take the car up further. Very challenging drive but truly worth it

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Absolutely stunning views and would be acceptable to most people. Bring a detailed map and don't rely on signs - we got lost at one point and were turned around by two locals, extending our trip by an hour and leading us to miss the bus back. I would advise only to cycle if you are very experience in cycling,... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

My boyfriend and I caught a sunny day on our Gap of Dunloe hike at the very beginning of April. There were barely any others around-- just a couple of walkers and a car every 20 minutes or so. We parked at Kate Kearney's cottage and walked all the way to the peak in view of the Black Valley. There... More

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Having disembarked from our car along the winding and narrow mountainous road,we walked the Gap of Dunloe on a stretching Spring evening in April. There were sheep at every corner, some horses, the rain was soft. We didn't know where the Gap was exactly and tried to work the navigation on the phone which was difficult in the wilderness. Navigation... More

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Drove the Gap of Dunloe with my cousin at the wheel, and my parents as passengers yesterday. There were parts of it which were definitely hair raising, and not to be attempted in a large car, as the road was extremely narrow in parts. However, none of it felt dangerous or unachievable. All other drivers are extremely courteous and the... More

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Harker Heights, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This is a simply amazing drive. We drove into the Gap for about 8 miles and it was constant photo worth sights. There are lakes, waterfalls and mountains galore. The road is VERY narrow, so don't drive if you are in a large car...but you'll get to see much more by driving since it will allow you to go farther... More

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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Peaceful, no crowds. Spectacular scenery. It is like traveling back in time. Best traveled by horse.

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Maitland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Went for a drive through the gap. Could sit there all day and look at the changing landscapes and the weather rolling in over the mountains. Have to go and see it even if the weather is looking a little dodgy.

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