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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...more
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The jaunting carts take you through here on their Gap of Dunloe tour. If the carts are too rough for you you can drive through the Gap either before 8:00 or after 8:00. It is very narrow and is not a good road but I...More

Thank maryloustrain
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Lovely scenery and could be combined with other close beauty spots to make a tough but lovely walk. Beware it is a long slow drive through.

Thank Malcolm W
Reviewed 2 July 2018

The Black Valley is located along the Ring of Kerry Road in Killarney National Park. It is isolated and imposing but extremely beautiful.

Thank Rachel L
Reviewed 12 June 2018

The black valley, just south of Killarney is an impressive region of the national park. It has a secluded feeling, and impressive natural area in between several mountains. Hard to cross by car because of the very narrow roads.

Thank JC500
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Seen an Instagram post about the Gap of Dunloe and thought would give it a go driving from Kenmare to Killarney. First we almost missed the turn off the main road because it was so steep that you couldn’t even see the road properly. Judging...More

Thank gesoire
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Didn't know anything about the valley, but booked a place to stay in it for two nights. The drive down from Moll's Gap was so much fun! It was windy and narrow and the scenery in the valley was stunning! Great fun! Would love to...More

Thank Etchatmo
Reviewed 18 May 2018

Hiked through the valley when doing the Kerry Way by footh. Peace, calm, quiet and serene. Millions of miles away from the busy ring of kerry

Thank quaint
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Drove to the Dunloe Gap area, quite the drive. Once we got on top we saw the Black Valley. It was a nice afternoon and the valley was very scenic. Plan to take your time a day is not too long for this area.

Thank craig t
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We stayed at an AirBnb and our host recommended taking the Black Valley road for a view from the valley -- outstanding!! One of the best parts of the Ring of Kerry. It can only be accessed by cars, bikes, and foot traffic, so it...More

1  Thank Jeff G
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Nice drive in Kerry but at the area there are more things to see. Still, it's great to do after the passage through the mountains.

Thank Höpö L
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