We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gap of Dunloe

Features Animals
Book In Advance
2,102
All photos (2,102)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“black valley”(187 reviews)
“pony and trap”(99 reviews)
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
49°
38°
Mar
53°
40°
Apr
58°
44°
May
Contact
Gap of Dunloe National School Gap of Dunloe National School Gap of Dunloe National School Off the R562 Road To Killorglin | Killarney National Park, Killarney V93 YN52, Ireland
Website
+353 87 267 2821
Call
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Gap of Dunloe
from $40.26
More Info
from $11.50
More Info
from $46.01
More Info
from $80.52
More Info
Reviews (3,291)
Filter reviews
2,822 results
Traveler rating
2,252
433
85
31
21
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
2,252
433
85
31
21
Show reviews that mention
All reviews kate kearney's cottage black valley pony and trap boat ride paved road horse and cart jaunting car on foot stunning scenery horse drawn take your time great walk take photos ring of kerry sunny day ladies view killarney national park
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 2,822 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Gap Of Dunloe is undoubtedly one of the most scenic tourist and local attractions in Ireland. I’m a local and over the last few years it is being spoilt by the amount of people driving it . When at all possible I encourage people...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 717margareto
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gap of Dunloe is a very fine piece of glacial scenery. The road running down the valley is a very scenic drive. If driving I suggest that you come early in the morning as later on the road is filled with Jaunty Carts. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jane C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I accompanied another couple to the Gap upon their invitation. It was a cool foggy day which made me wonder how much we would enjoy it. Little did I know it would heighten the experience. We took a horse cart ride all...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Preacherman1973
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must see when visiting Killarney, can be driven but can be a challenge as the road is only one vehicle wide in the higher reaches of the gap. Getting to Kate Kearney's Cottage is no problem but the driving can be a challenge a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank Eamonn D
Reviewed February 16, 2019

The Gap of Dunloe is a treasure among an isle full of treasures. The surroundings are breathtaking and the jaunty cart ride with your very knowledgeable guide makes for some fantastic memories. The pictures we took and shared once home were met with disbelief that...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed February 14, 2019 via mobile

We visited in February so the cafes and small shops as well as the toilets were all closed. The jaunting cars were also not running (visited mid week). We parked up in a medium size car park and set off to walk to through the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank sewingmoor
Reviewed February 4, 2019

Being the off-season we took the opportunity to drive thru this portion of the park. The road is narrow, but easy to negotiate in a small car. I can see that during the busy season when it is full with jaunty carts and hikers, cars...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank cowgirltraveller
Reviewed February 4, 2019 via mobile

As you cannot drive through the gap of dunloe jaunting or walking it one of the ways to get around! Personally if we were to do it again I would walk, but we had climbed carrauntoohil that morning and we went for the easier option!...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kayleighprobert33
Reviewed February 1, 2019 via mobile

We drove through this breathtaking landscape from Killarney to Kenmare on a somewhat drizzly day. But that just added to the amazing scenery! I would do it again in a heartbeat just to see all the waterfalls, colors, and changing landscape. It is absolutely stunning!...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jcb1000
Reviewed January 22, 2019

Stunning scenery, mighty mountains and a rockin' road trip. Great for walkers and the selfie-centred. Part of a great drive through one of the jewels of the emerald isle.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bryanedwin
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 38 nearby hotels
The Dunloe Hotel and Gardens
174 reviews
1.38 miles away
Loch Lein Country House
1,081 reviews
2.74 miles away
The Europe Hotel & Resort
3,101 reviews
3.12 miles away
Innisfallen Hotel
110 reviews
3.25 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 209 nearby restaurants
The Coffee Pot Cafe
90 reviews
.00 miles away
The Golden Nugget Pub
15 reviews
3.29 miles away
Rozzers Restaurant
704 reviews
3.58 miles away
Beaufort Bar and Restaurant
130 reviews
2.05 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 221 nearby attractions
The Lodge & Reeks Guiding Company
170 reviews
3.27 miles away
Cronin's Yard - Day Walks
58 reviews
2.88 miles away
Lough Leane
123 reviews
4.27 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
ddubbs52
February 7, 2019|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from 23kme | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any one on horseback. The Jaunting Carts are priced for 4 people in the cart which is tight. We paid the price of 4 to have the cart for just 2 of us. In October the cost was 25 euro per person so we payed 100... More
0
Votes
Beth W
January 30, 2019|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from 271ericaj | Reviewed this property |
We chose to hire a rental car. It was worth the trip and we are able to get out when we wanted and for things that we randomly wanted to do. If you have never visited, you will have a lot of stops for the views, pictures or... More
1
Vote
LeeLee7576
December 31, 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from 717margareto | Reviewed this property |
Hello 3.30 is a very good time to do the trip ( in approximately 5km and return passing 4 lakes ) There is a day tour that starts at Kate Kearneys cottage and goes into the black valley where then you get a boat through the... More
1
Vote