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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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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
+353 87 267 2821
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My main tip is do not drive here. You will not get the full experience of the scenery, it will probably be a stressful drive and you will lessen the experience for the walkers and horse rides. I found it pretty confusing to plan this...More

Thank matcha2012
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is not an easy drive, but it is well worth it! The views are breathtaking and stunning. The winding road was nice to take slowly, and we didn't encounter many vehicles coming in the opposite direction. Just a wonderful spot that many travelers to...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I traveled from Killarney to Kenmare via the gap of Dunloe .lt was a lovely day to travel and on our way there we saw herds of wild deer fantastic to see. When we got to the Gap it was very clear...More

Thank gerryoct2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The drive is interesting and pretty ... long and winding road. We couldn't resist stopping to take pictures and were lucky because of the low season. The views from afar is.stunning.

1  Thank May9938
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ireland has many many gifts but this place is outstanding. When we visited the weather was not great but even still it was breathtaking. Well worth the drive to get to it.

Thank John M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did the drive from south to north in mid-November so there were hardly any other cars or people on the road. I don't think I'd try it driving during high season though! Road was way too narrow in most places for two cars to pass....More

Thank globedecker
Reviewed 1 week ago

1st leg; shared a horse-drawn wagon with another couple up the mountain and thought the black valley ... just gorgeous ... stop for tea 2nd leg: boat ride up river and across lake ... great day out in wonderful country ... misty mountains, peaceful ......More

Thank Joe V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whilst there are many attractions and activities in and around Killarney, this is the "must do" pick of the lot. We had four nights in Killarney and had not pre-booked the tour as we wanted to pick the best day of our stay. The forecast...More

Thank bobjanh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am an Irish Person born and bred and in the last year, My husband and I have begun doing road-trips all over our little Island.How lucky are We?? Ireland is a beautiful Country and Irish People take all this beauty for granted! The gap...More

Thank sonyamsonyamsonyam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove to the starting point of the road to go see the gap only to discover that they only way it is accessible is either via horse and cart (which you must pay for) or hiking. As we were time poor and not expecting...More

Thank KathyB1971
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24 September 2017|
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Response from Jennifer C | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! While there are some little hills, the walk is mostly flat and very doable....and Im not in the best shape. I wore comfortable walking shoes and I definitely recommend that you do as well. Even though the road is... More
8 August 2017|
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Response from Stew_Patt | Reviewed this property |
we did about 6km. the last 1km was the steepest bit to get the best view