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“A Fun Death Trap” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gap of Dunloe

Gap of Dunloe
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Gap of Dunloe Self-Guided Tour from Killarney
Ranked #2 of 105 things to do in Killarney
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Houston, Texas, United States
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“A Fun Death Trap”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

Your experience will vary depending on whether you walk, bike, or drive the treacherous, narrow road of the Gap of Dunloe... We drove in the bulky, cumbersome car we were given by rental services, and that made for a nerve-wracking though thrilling experience! The Gap of Dunloe is very scenic, with ruins along the way and sheep idling along the very narrow and winding road. Take note that if a car is coming in the opposite direction of you, you will be performing a taxing pull-to-the-side-when-there-really-isn't-a-side-to-pull-to in order to let the other person go. Once we made it through the Gap of Dunloe and shortly later made it to our B&B, the hostess of the B&B could not believe we drove through the Gap of Dunloe, saying she'd never done that in her life (presumably out of its perilous nature). Though a beauty, we most reflect on the Gap of Dunloe as a survival story. ;-)

Visited March 2013
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“fantastice views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

drove through here recently. The road was very narrow but the scenery was breathtaking. we were very lucky with the weather which made the whole experience more enjoyable. wath out for sheep on the road.

Visited March 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Amazing Trip between the Mountains!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

The Gap of Dunloe is a very narrow trail between the mountains and around lakes and is right on your travels if you are doing the Ring of Kerry. I recommend it as it present a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with these Mountains without actually climbing them yourself. You can either hike, cycle, take a pony & cart or drive. Personally I chose to drive but that's only because its low season and i knew it wouldn't be too busy - plus the weather was baltic so there was no way i was hiking! If you are going anytime near busy season (mid-Apr to mid Sept) I'd say take the pony carts. The road is very narrow - and there is a lot of stopping and backing up to allowing oncoming pony carts & cars to travel. Its also quite dangerous driving so you have to know what you're doing. (but it is afterall a "gap" so what do you expect?"
But it is a great experience and you will catch some rare photo opportunities.

Visited April 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

We cycled to Kate Kearneys cottage and through the gap. We wouldnt be very fit but managed ok. The scenery is amazing! The best bit was reaching the top and flying all the way down to Lord Brandons cottage.

Visited March 2013
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“Oh, for a bit of sunshine!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

We drove the gap last June and it was an experience. The road gets very narrow, and we had to back up on several occasions to allow oncoming vehicles to get by. Sheep everywhere. it really was pretty, though, and I wish that it was a lovelier day than it was. Also, I am sure the time of day makes a difference. If you get a sunny day, do the gap in the early morning or late afternoon. You will be rewarded!

Visited June 2012
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