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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We came through the national park and through Black Valley to the Gap. It is a treacherous drive for the width of the road. You can hardly pass a car let alone hikers ans bikers using the road as well. But the view is totally...More

Thank Erica J
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Gap is very picturesque and a lot of fun on the Pony and Trap Tour. We only had 2 in our cart so it was comfortable. I could see how having 4 in the cart would be a little tight but that is what...More

Thank 23kme
Reviewed 2 days ago

We saw the horses hauling lazy tourists throught the gap of Dunloe, the traps overfilled with people who have no thought for the state of the poor horse expected to climb mountains with unbearable weights to tow. I saw horses dripping all over in sweat...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is some of the most stunning and picturesque landscape to be seen. Truly beautiful and yet bleak at times. An artists or photographers wonderland. If you visit in different types of weather or times of year you will have new experiences each time. There...More

Thank SeosamhOC
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I rode my motorbike through Black Valley from Kenmare and found the Gap almost by accident. What a gorgeous place and a beautiful ride. The road was full of walkers, horse and cart, a few cars and me. I've been to the Alps, Scotland, Wales...More

Thank LondonMetcalfe
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a spot if beauty..... Beautiful place... One tip would be to not go up the gap the night after a few beers 😁 in a car it's a bit like a roller-coaster 😁

Thank stephen h
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was one of the most breathtaking places I have been in my life. Came here early morning with my dad before we went on a hike. We were breath taken by the beauty.

Thank KellyPonder1022
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Second time for a hike here. Other time was 2016. Both times I enjoyed being able to hike as far as I wanted , and then turn around. It is an undulating hike, but not arduous. Very scenic. Fairly well traveled, so you will not...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came late in the day after a rain, and we had it almost to ourselves. A horse came near to us (behind the fence) and seemed to greet us near the wishing bridge. Then another two horses came around and called to the other...More

Thank garbagecollector
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a jaunting car up the gap, the lad who took us was great “craic” he explained the history and the day to day working of the gap, a good history lesson. Have your coffee in the cafe opposite Kate Kearney’s cottage - much...More

Thank RW M
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SusieCotter
17 October 2018|
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Response from OrangeC0rk | Reviewed this property |
Although the small road is tarmac now it is very narrow and there is traffic in both directions, You can drive in and there are a few spots where you can park on the side which we did not know, it might be safer, also there... More
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Catherine G
17 August 2018|
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Response from Margaret O |
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
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Jamaka123
29 June 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.
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