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The Black Valley

Killarney, Ireland
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The Black Valley lies on the road between Moll's Gap and the Gap of Dunlow - a beautiful and isolated valley in the heart of Killarney National Park. Most visitors hasten by on the way to the drama of the Gap of Dunloe. Instead, stop, look around, take a walk. The Black Valley was the last place in Ireland to receive an electrical supply - in the 1970's.
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Killarney, Ireland
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

One of the most beautiful places on the planet. Even though the weather was a bit overcast it made the scenery even more spectacular. Drive with care as you can meet a horse and trap on those sharp bends!

Thank Martina S
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Cycled this way not for the faint hearted NEEED TO BE READY FOR THE HILLS plenty of water and suitably dressed

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 25 July 2017

On a 15-day hiking trip in Ireland, the Black Valley rated as our second most favorite. (A day on the Wicklow Way was number 1) The lack of automobile traffic was wonderful and sense of solitude.......not to mention the waterfalls gushing down the mountainsides at...More

Thank ukulelelady
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I liked to go up and drive down to this pass using the motorbike ! We were pleased to stop and let horses pass our way!

Thank Arndt H
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Nature has created some some wonderful vistas at this point as you circle around the delightful Ring of Kerry.

Thank BigoBoca
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Wonderful views of the mountains. The wild flowers were just beautiful. Fantastic walk. Paths are good. The jaunting cars go round all the time so if you get tired you can get a lift back.

Thank mary w
Reviewed 31 May 2017

We made a wrong turn and stumbled upon this hidden gem. It was absolutely beautiful! The stone bridges and water falls were awesome for photographs, the mountain sheep were all over the place. It was awesome, what I expected Ireland to be like.

Thank Kaitlyn S
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Our GPS decided to send us through this amazing pass and looking back, I'm so glad it did. We came from Kenmare to Molls Gap and turned left. This was the first right and we should have taken the second which is the Ballybeema (an...More

Thank TdiddyMcDaddy
Reviewed 22 April 2017

we saw this on our jaunting cart ride. Our guide explained it was named in honor of the people who died during the famine.

Thank nanner231
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Took the local road through the valley, with my client on board, had a wonderful time driving in between the mountains and water falling down everywhere we passed

1  Thank Steflana
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