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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 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
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February 7, 2019|
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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
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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 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