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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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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
Thank Eamonn D
Reviewed 3 days ago

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 5 days ago 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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove from Torc waterfall past our Ladies View, through the Black Valley into the Gap of Dunloe , past Kate Kearneys cottage and back to Killarney. The views on this drive were breathtaking with the hills, mountain sheep, lakes and the narrow winding roads...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Eveleen F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You can walk for what seems like days here, and the peace, and beauty is stunning. There were others walking, but it was in no way crowded. Waterfalls everywhere. Some auto traffic but not a lot. I could spend days there.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank prout005
Reviewed January 14, 2019 via mobile

This place is absolutely amazing. The views are fantastic and the walk up the gap is so relaxing and calming. There’s a lot of history attached to this place so it’s good to look it up before you go.

Date of experience: January 2019
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February 7, 2019|
Response from kayleighprobert33 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, to be honest we didn’t see any horse back riding though gap only the jaunting. But we were very late in the season, the guide that took us advised we were probably going to be his last jaunt of the season. The... More
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January 30, 2019|
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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
December 31, 2018|
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Response from holdpat3555 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. We were there in October and the jaunting cars were still running. I do not know how late they would go as it is probably a 2 hour ride into the gap and back down again. But well worth it. Local tourist info would be... More