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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 weeks ago

Beautiful valley nestled in the mountains, it can be accessed on foot as part of the Kerry Way walking trip and from here you can continue to Killarney or Glencar.

Thank Anna Maria O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you can go here on foot through the Gap of Dunloe, its the most amazing walk and it leaves you free to get a boat back to Killarney. The boat trip is fantastic in its own right, those boat guys are characters and will...More

Thank npower2016
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We were doing some cycle touring near Killarney in August. Yeah - this is high season and there is lots of traffic around the Ring of Kerry, but my partner works for the school board, so not much choice butt to travel at this time....More

Thank TruthfulTraveler1964
Reviewed 22 August 2018

A truly amazing experience, incredible views and so much history. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit here and that includes the sunburn...who'd have thought?

Thank MMKSt_Augustine_FL
Reviewed 13 August 2018

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

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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
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