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Address: Gap of Dunloe National School Off the R562 Road To Killorglin | Killarney National Park, Killarney, Ireland
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So glad we decided to go. Six adults and one baby and we loved it, the whole 6km. We could have gone further but with the baby and rain we decided to turn around. You can walk or... read more

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Debbie H
Hamilton, Canada
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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

So glad we decided to go. Six adults and one baby and we loved it, the whole 6km. We could have gone further but with the baby and rain we decided to turn around. You can walk or take a horse and carriage as far as you want to go. Absolutely breath taking views, everything you would expect when you... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are places on this planet where we should celebrate no motorized traffic. This is one of them. While it is possible to drive, please don't. We arranged transportation from the town of Killarney to Kate's Cottage. At Kate's Cottage there was the option to hire a horse and buggy or walk. We chose to walk. It took us about... More 

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Lawrenceburg, IN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As far as our experience is concerned, we were able to drive through the gap. We arrived at about 4:30 p.m., and the horse-traps had quit for the day. Traffic was fairly lite, and there weren't many walkers. We only had to pull over a few times to let other cars by. While the road is a bit tricky, it's... More 

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Chinnor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We rented a place for a week a couple of miles from the Gap so managed to visit it a number of times during our stay. In that time we walked the road, climbed up Strickeen (the mountain nearest Kate Kearney's Cottage) and drove right over the gap in our car. All of it was enjoyable but perhaps the highlight... More 

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Durham, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Gap of Dunloe is incredible. Nice place to stop for photographs. We actually thought this area of Ireland was prettier and more scenic than the Cliffs of Moher.

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Richland, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did the pony and trap ride from Kate Kearney's cottage to Black Valley and then went by boat back to Ross Castle. It was certainly easier than walking and both the trap driver, Tom and Dermot with the boat were informative and a pair of characters. We used Killarney Jaunting Tours and I recommend them highly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took the horse and cart up. It was fantastic. The scenery is breathtaking. Loved it. I think it's a 6 mile walk up .

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Not a place for the faint hearted unless you are good with and on horses or a very capable driver. But the scenery is great.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You can walk for miles or even kilometres up the Gap with mountains either side and passing by a few lakes on the way. This really is one of the nicest walks in Kerry.

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Clonmel, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife walked through about 6 miles of the Gap one day last week. Great weather for October and a fabulous place to walk. Fantastic scenery. Extremely peaceful. We then drove through the Gap over to Molls Gap. Some scary bends! The drive works out ok if you take your time. Worth walking and driving through the Gap

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