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The Black Valley lies on the road between Moll's Gap and the Gap of Dunlow - a beautiful and isolated valley in the heart of Killarney National Park. Most visitors hasten by on the way to the drama of the Gap of Dunloe. Instead, stop, look around...more
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Reviewed July 7, 2019

Nice walk in the Gap of Dunloe; the other side is the Black Valley. The road wanders to Brandon cottages where you can pick up a traditional boat to Ross castle and Killarney.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank lisakeg
Reviewed June 10, 2019

If you like a driving challenge this is for you. Narrow winding road with a few passing places and you never know what is round the next bend. I can fully believe that electricity only came to the valley in 1976!

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 10, 2019

This is one of many beautiful stops in and around Killarney National Park. It's just a 15-20 minute drive from Killarney.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 3, 2019 via mobile

Another beautiful drive on the ROK. So much scenery I love this area of Ireland. It gets more and more beautiful with every turn

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank raymond h
Reviewed March 13, 2019

The Black Valley lies between Moll's Gap and Gap of Dunloe. The road is very narrow and winding. The scenery is lovely, a glacial landscape. I recommend travelling early morning when it is quieter, we travelled along the road at 8am.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jane C
Reviewed February 19, 2019

Travelling around the Black Valley is not for the faint hearthed, roads very narrow and can be busy at peak times but the views make the effort worthwhile.Feeling of isolation at times.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Michael B
Reviewed January 4, 2019

Part of Gap of Dunloe. Breathtaking views! I love this place. The road is very small, so make sure you are a good driver. Therefore driver cannot view the scenery as much. I would like to do it again!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pan0r
Reviewed November 29, 2018

Not for the faint of heart. Winding, narrow and steep roads take you on a tour of magical natural scenes.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank holdpat3555
Reviewed November 24, 2018

A must see if you are in the area. Beautiful, remote scenery with unparalleled vistas -- one drives a single lane road down a desolate, windy, narrow valley full of sheep. We started at the top and drove down the valley (leaving Kenmare and heading...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tracyarnld
Reviewed November 16, 2018

We took a tour of the Ring of Kerry with a private local driver and were able to sit back and relax during a full day tour from Killarney. We saw the Gap of Dunloe, Ladies View, the cliffs, Black Valley and the green countryside.

Date of experience: October 2018
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