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Gap of Dunloe

off the R562 road to Killorglin | Killarney National Park, Killarney, Ireland
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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We were traveling from Kenmare to Killarney by way of Kate Kearney's Cottage so the clerk at our hotel directed us to a road with a turn at Moll's Gap that took us along the valley floor. We drove for about an hour without passing another vehicle, past isolated farm houses and sheep pastures. The scenery was rugged and striking... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a gorgeous trip, not to be missed. The Gap is carved by glacier activity, which creates an amazing vista in between two limestone hills down into the valley. We took a boat from Ross Castle to Lord Brandon's Cottage. We booked through O'Connors, in town, and took along bikes that we'd rented earlier. The boats seat 12 and... More

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Downpatrick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We recently spent a four day break just outside Killarney. The weather was beautiful and the scenery was magnificent. On one of the days we visited the Gap of Dunloe. The scenery here is stunning especially on a sunny day. Well worth a visit!

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Middleburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Enjoyable time doing the Gap of Dunloe "circuit" - Muckross Castle - boats through the lakes to Lord Brandon's cottage for tea/coffee/snack - hike, bike, jaunting car, horseback or walk through Black Valley and the Gap to Kate Kearney's for some liquid refreshment and food. Lovely scenery - fun time. :)

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Hudson, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We took a detour off the Ring of Kerry to the Gap of Dunloe. I wasn't sure if we could drive it or not. We stopped right before the gap at Kate Kearney's cottage to get some coffee and more info. Found out we could drive it, but it is an extremely narrow road with lots of hikers, bikers and... More

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

If you are visiting Kerry, the Gap of Dunloe is worth a stop. The views are beautiful. My husband and I took a horse and buggy closer to the gap as we had our small baby, but it appeared as though many people walked the path too. If you think you would prefer to walk/hike, I would recommend giving yourself... More

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Go here off season if possible to avoid the crowds. You can reach the gap via the Black Vally or from Killarney. You can drive it, get a pony and cart, cycle or walk. There are a few walks up over the hills, but the best thing to do is bring a picnic and find a ncie quite place to... More

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SAO PAULO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This place is so stunning, not only for the scenic views but also for the feeling of going back in time. We did the road by car, the only thing that reminded us of current times, for all the rest around just gave us the impression that we did travel to the quietest and most remote place in the planet.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Great walk, very managable but bring a rain jacket as it can get misty up near the top. We had to turn back as it got to damp and we had headed up there with no jackets.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

It's a "hike" in the sense you'll walk up some pretty steep switchbacks. It's a paved road the whole way, and you may have to step aside for a car or two. That said, it's worth it. Beautiful scenery, pleasant walk. If it's not raining, of course.

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