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
All photos (2,068)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“black valley”(185 reviews)
“pony and trap”(99 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
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
+353 87 267 2821
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Gap of Dunloe
from $40.85
More Info
from $11.67
More Info
from $46.68
More Info
from $60.69
More Info
Reviews (3,279)
Filter reviews
2,811 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
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
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 2,811 reviews
Reviewed today

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 yesterday 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
Thank N H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A must see for anyone visiting the Ring of Kerry! My wife and I truly enjoyed the views and the beauty of this land. Would highly recommend.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MBFNCNative
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stayed two nights at the Shamrock Cottage in the Gap of Dunloe in the National Park of Killarney. The Gap is marvelous - not for the fainthearted though! the very narrow roads can make driving difficult, particularly on the bridges and between the huge...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JoeTabone
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went for a walk through the Gap Of Dunloe earlier on in the week. I am local but will never get tired of this view. It was a Sunday so busy with cars driving up and down. Would definitely recommend and there is plenty of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank emm487
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its places like this why I love this country. Absolutely beautiful place to see. You can drive it from the killarney side or come from the opposite side through the ballaghbeama gap & up through the Blackwater valley. Would most definitely suggest walking it to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lazyfaceman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a HIGHLY recommended excursion. Take the horse and carrige ride up the mountain and through the gap, and then the boat ride through 3 lakes and 2 rivers to get back. We went in September 2018 and had the remnants of a hurricane...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Keith H
Reviewed December 9, 2018

First of all I'm glad we had a small vehicle. The roads in that area are quite narrow and there are a fair number of blind turns. Since this was off season and in the late afternoon, it was pretty isolated and we saw a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank RjessMMM
Reviewed December 3, 2018

Trip by car is not for the faint hearted. Roads are extremely narrow with only a few pull in point to allow ooncoming traffic to pass. The views from the top are well worth the effort

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sbtuohy
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 38 nearby hotels
The Dunloe Hotel and Gardens
171 reviews
1.38 miles away
Loch Lein Country House
1,079 reviews
2.74 miles away
The Europe Hotel & Resort
3,041 reviews
3.12 miles away
Innisfallen Hotel
109 reviews
3.25 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 204 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
128 reviews
2.05 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 220 nearby attractions
The Lodge & Reeks Guiding Company
171 reviews
3.27 miles away
Cronin's Yard - Day Walks
58 reviews
2.88 miles away
Lough Leane
121 reviews
4.27 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
December 31, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from RW M | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. We went just before lunch. However it is high season and I would guess that they will run until at least 5pm
October 17, 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from CASCADA-FAN | Reviewed this property |
The best time to go is after the tours so 5pm onwards and u can drive up and back with yr car and possibly have a stroll in yr wheelchair too
Catherine G
August 17, 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from 717margareto |
The boat trip is a round trip , you should be at Kate Kearneys cottage at 10.30 , from here you can take a pony and carriage or else walk the 7 miles to the boat ( if you take the pony and carriage the driver of this can... More