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Gap of Dunloe

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Address: off the R562 road to Killorglin | Killarney National Park, Killarney, Ireland
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The Gap

Rugged and wild, it is very beautiful to walk it or drive through it in a pony and car. In winter it is possible to drive right through it and I did, but I warn you it is tricky... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Rugged and wild, it is very beautiful to walk it or drive through it in a pony and car. In winter it is possible to drive right through it and I did, but I warn you it is tricky if you are not used to our roads. Absolutely stunning.

Thank Ainenilaoire
County Kerry, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Of all the walks in Killarney this is my favourite.I must have done this walk hundreds of times.In the summer months I like to get the boat at ross castle which brings you to Lord Brandons cottage where we have a bite to eat then its about 2 1/2 hours walk to Kate kearneys cottage and another 1 1/2 walk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic to either drive, cycle or hike around. The weather is best when blue skies are present. Plenty of great vantage points.

Thank Nadia C
Burncourt, Tipperary, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The views are amazing driving through the Black Valley... Well worth a trip but be careful the road is only fit for one way traffic..

Thank Caroline F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Took a lovely jaunting car ride with a very entertaining driver named Michael. The park and drive around the lake was beautiful and it was a beautiful cool crisp fall day. The ruins in the middle of the lake make for a great picture.

Thank Dinah F
Corpus Christi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most spectacular adventure in Ireland For people in great shape walk the whole way My wife and I took a buggy up and walked down which was fantastic

Thank Jim R
Cork, Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the road to the black valley which is narrow , steep and has lots of bends, the road goes up and down through the mountains , parts of the road on a wet day gets bad but if u take your time it's well worth the visit

Thank Vicki S
Columbus, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went through the Gap of Dunloe, not really sure what to expect. It was very rainy, so we didn't get to actually pull off at all or get any real pictures. The road is VERY narrow, so when a car is coming from the other direction, this is a problem. There was a lot of backing up and several... More 

Thank anghatfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove through late in the afternoon via Molls Gap and the Black Valley. Stunning views. If you go earlier you will either be turned away or meet horse cart traffic. Stop and take in the fresh air. Sublime.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Locals in a pub one night described the Gap as "magical". Now who describes their country as magical?!? Well it IS! I can only compare this area to the like of New Zealand... perhaps even better. A MUST SEE and MUST DO ADVENURE!

Thank Darren M

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