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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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All reviews kate kearney's cottage black valley pony and trap boat ride paved road horse and cart jaunting car on foot beautiful scenery horse drawn take your time great walk take photos ring of kerry sunny day ladies view killarney national park
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a must do, its brilliant, we were lucky the day we were there the weather was good and there were not too many other tourists

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mandr268
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a small parking area (3 cars) into the gap a few minutes drive from Kate's cottage. We parked here and decided to walk the road up into the gap. We clocked 6.6 miles, 750 foot elevation gain, and a total time of 1...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chandleb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is a bit far and the road is not that wide and u can’t go near the gap because theres a fence so u can see it from the distance but can still see the beauty of the nature while standing a bit...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank myrossylife
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My 11 year old son and I weren't prepared for the long, jostling journey in the jaunting car. We got used to it, however, and the journey was interesting and unique! The scenery is incredibly gorgeous. So beautiful. We also enjoyed the long boat trip...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jenny W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were tok a private tou with a driver around The Ring of Kerry from Killarney. The Gap of Dunloe is a narrow mountain pass between the MacGillycuddy Reeks and Purple Mountain by glacial flows. The river running through the gap is the river Loe...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

I took on the Gap of Dunloe on a bike rented from in town. The road is narrow, and care should be taken to avoid the cars and horses. That said, the Gap is a beautiful place to ride, and travelling through the mist is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cracedweller
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Went here three times in two days. Cycled through here as part of Quest Killarney. This was a spectacular experience and I would highly recommend if you are fit. We went all the way through black valley and climbed to molls gap. I brought my...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chiurce
Reviewed November 10, 2018

We started our walk during the summer at around 3 in the afternoon. You can walk the 5 or so km to the saddle of the gap and return in time to get a drink a Kate Kearney's. Traffic both jaunty and cars starts to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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October 17, 2018|
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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|
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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
June 28, 2018|
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Response from Aimsam | Reviewed this property |
About 3 hours, it's all lovely, about a hour & you should be by the lakes.