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“Pretty even on a rainy day”
Review of Gap of Dunloe

Gap of Dunloe
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

Went at around 5pm on a rainy day and drove the gap from Kate Kearney's to Lord Brandon's cottage. Very nice scenery. Met a few other tourists coming in the opposite direction however found plenty of gaps to give way or otherwise. The scenery changes the more you advance along the Gap but it is all magnificent. Plenty of photo opportunities, some wandering sheep but overall peace and quiet. Loved it!

Thank Tony M
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

We drove the area late afternoon just before dusk. We did this twice - perfect time. No jaunts or fellow tourists. With very few exceptions, we had the entire Gap to ourselves. We were able to take it slow, stop for photos and of course, stop for the sheep. This is a must see if you are in this area. The road is rough and very narrow. But take your time and it will be fine! Well worth it.

Thank 3kat67
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

I love the outdoors and hiking, so it is hard for me to say a place with gorgeous views was poor, but in retrospect we found the scenery at the Cliffs of Moher, Dingle, climbing Mount Brandon as beautiful and less spoiled by crowds.

I liked the idea of riding ponies but didn't understand at first that it meant we'd be riding out and back (the only way to go one way by trap and come back by boat is to book a package). We aren't super experienced horse people but were told we'd be fine. We assumed that meant someone would be guiding us. That wasn't the case they put us on the ponies and set them off. There were helpful trap drivers who tried to help us but my pony had 1 speed (extra slow) and my husband's wanted to keep leaving the road to ear. It was hilarious and actually really fun. That said it wasn't close to worth what we paid for it. Post getting off we walked back through a few miles to take photos because you couldn't do that on pony back.

Thank NewEnglandGirl38
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

We cycled up to the Gap and the views of the mountains around us was absolutely stunning. The beauty of the lake under the mountains is just wonderful. There is a wonderful peace and stillness at the Gap while you just admire the beauty all around. It is truly worth seeing this lovely place.

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Reviewed September 17, 2013

This may be the most beautiful place on the planet. Maybe it's a combination of scenery and welcoming spirit of the irish people. Whatever it is, this is not to be missed.

Take the jaunty ride. Not only will your feet thank you, but you can go farther faster, and the driver can help maneuver the steep hills and narrow roads. The roads are more suited for horses and buggies. The drivers also can help point out sights along the way, including the mountains that echo.

There will be jaunties all the way up the entrance. We drove in as far as we could, then took the jaunty. it worked very well for us.

If you have the time, an extra 30-45 minutes, take the extended road to the fifth lake. The view is worth it.

Our driver was a 4th generation jaunty driver. He was great, even enjoyed taking my hubby's camera to get us both in the photos.

Two people per jaunty is perfect. 4 would be crowded, but doable. We went with a group of six adults, and took out two jaunties, three people each, and it worked just fine. Dress for the weather, it gets colder up in the mountains. Bring a camera.

Thank blonnka
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