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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 1 August 2008

We hired Bikes in Killarney, and with a map purchased from the Tourist Information Centre we headed off at about 8am. We went in an aniti-clockwise direction, biking out to Kate Kearney's Cottage then through the Gap to Lord Brandons Cottage, making it there in...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2008

I was really excited for the gap of dunloe tour. Our B&B helped book through an agency in town. We were picked up from our B&B and brought to town, There we took a bus to Kate Kearney's Cottage. From there you have the option...More

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My 11 year old son and I weren't prepared for the long, jostling journey in the jaunting car. We got used to it, however, and the journey was interesting and unique! The scenery is incredibly gorgeous. So beautiful. We also enjoyed the long boat trip...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We were tok a private tou with a driver around The Ring of Kerry from Killarney. The Gap of Dunloe is a narrow mountain pass between the MacGillycuddy Reeks and Purple Mountain by glacial flows. The river running through the gap is the river Loe...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I took on the Gap of Dunloe on a bike rented from in town. The road is narrow, and care should be taken to avoid the cars and horses. That said, the Gap is a beautiful place to ride, and travelling through the mist is...More

Thank Cracedweller
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went here three times in two days. Cycled through here as part of Quest Killarney. This was a spectacular experience and I would highly recommend if you are fit. We went all the way through black valley and climbed to molls gap. I brought my...More

Thank Chiurce
Reviewed 1 week ago

We started our walk during the summer at around 3 in the afternoon. You can walk the 5 or so km to the saddle of the gap and return in time to get a drink a Kate Kearney's. Traffic both jaunty and cars starts to...More

Thank Senators F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful trip down the Gap of Dunloe but it's quite narrow and steep. We are glad we made the journey as the views were spectacular but I would hesitate to attempt this in the heat of the season where traffic may be...More

Thank Kate R
Reviewed 1 week ago

So glad to have been able to drive through this area! We will be back to have another opportunity to discover this part of Ireland.

Thank B4062UTconnies
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited there in early September in my rental car right after sunrise, all the way from start to end of GOD without any traffic in sight before entering Killarney NP. That is the best time to go there as I did. No problem.

Thank Quest313805
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been there for October bank holiday, wheather was great so whole experience was fabulous. Recommend to visit, but on foot or horse carriage, definitly not with car because you gonna lost your nerves trying to reach other side.

Thank Mali I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful and nearly magical countryside. Better done on bikes or on foot and in pieces, I think. We drove around it in one go. Can't imagine how that would work in peak season. Roads either only as wide as one car and max bendy the...More

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SusieCotter
17 October 2018|
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Response from martina h | Reviewed this property |
The best time to go is after the tours so 5pm onwards and u can drive up and back with yr car and possibly have a stroll in yr wheelchair too
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Catherine G
17 August 2018|
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Response from 717margareto |
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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