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Gap of Dunloe

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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s quite a hike to the top, but totally worth it! Park by the little cafes and walk up for the best experience. There are horse carriages that will take you up but walking the road allows you to stop frequently and ingest the co...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank EDameRN
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Paved and just sharing the road with local cars and horses, not a bad way to spend 3-4 hours. We didn’t bring an umbrella which was stupid, but many spots along the way to sit and enjoy a quick sandwich picnic. My husband and I...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Don’t miss this, it’s loads of fun. They cram 4 in a jaunty along with driver to climb up the Dunlop Gap. You really should make reservations and be theee on time at Kate Kierney’s cottage at start of the gap. Somewhere up the ride...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank devil30
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We arrived here late in the day, so decided to drive it. It was narrow and tricky, with oncoming traffic. There were many groups walking it. Such spectacular, spectacular scenery. It’s worth the visit. We’d been on the Ring of Kerry during the day and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank CathyB_02
Reviewed 5 days ago

I took a horse-drawn buggy ride from Kate Kearney's Cottage to the Gap. Cars are allowed to drive to the gap despite what some locals may tell you but I now understand why they suggest taking the buggy. It added to the experience and I...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank jpbaldwinjr
Reviewed 1 week ago

The countryside and landscape is amazing. We were here in June and the rhododendrons were in bloom everywhere

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Jtisdales
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the carriage ride into the Gap. Our driver gave us lots of information about the area and its history. We did this late in the afternoon. Had we had more time, we would have taken the carriage further into the gap and then...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank mrobertc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely walk this to get the most out of it! We had no idea how far it would be or what we were looking for, but we were so glad we did it as it was a beautiful walk. We drove to Kate Kearney's Cottage...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank pcsttm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful sites just to admire the scenic views. Each mile has a view that you don't want to miss. Stop often and take pictures. It is truly a veautiful site.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mckeemtl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ignore the cars and carriages and hike the 2 hours from Lord Brandons lodge to Kate kearney`s cottage. It is impressive views and in the end reward yourself with wonderful cheese cake. Do not forget to sing while hiking, it will do you good.

Date of experience: May 2019
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cgriffin869
June 7, 2019|
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Response from abenteurlich | Reviewed this property |
I couldn't say, since July is sure to have more crowds than May, but potentially sunnier weather earlier in the day. If you're going to book a jaunting car, the company would likely be happy to recommend the best time of day... More
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Carpednm
April 24, 2019|
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I just did this the other day. I would suggest going in ‘reverse’ - the views are much better and there’s less traffic. Start at Ross castle - boats leave at 10.30, take the boat ride to lord Brandon’s cottage (1.5hrs)- very... More
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AnnCo422
April 18, 2019|
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Response from 717margareto | Reviewed this property |
Not sure what you mean by o sullivans but it is 7 miles from lord Brandon’s cottage to Kate Kearneys cottage through the Gap Of Dunloe ( this is the day tour that most people take ) hope this helps
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