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Gap of Dunloe, Killarney

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Created by glacial ice millions of years ago and located just outside the country's oldest national park, the narrow Gap of Dunloe contains five lakes interlinked by the Loe River. Most visitors choose to discover this mountain pass, which stretches for about 11 km (7 mi), by hiking or riding a bike through it. Many boat operators touring the five lakes offer bikes for rent, but you can also explore the pass by taking a guided pony-cart tour, provided by the locals living in this area. Whatever your mode of transportation, be sure to stop at the old "Wishing Bridge," located between the first two lakes and so named because of local belief that wishes made upon it always come true. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Gap of Dunloe by using our Killarney vacation planner.
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  • Drove through and hiked parts of it. We started our first hike by parking at Kate Kearney's Cottage, they have free parking, restrooms, food and drinks. We simply walked the roads through but there is...  more »
  • very nice have been here few time over they years never get fed up visiting, wish live in kilarney love this place  more »
  • Beautiful scenic walk up from Kate Kearney's cottage - approx 6.5km up. Would recommend even in winter - extra water around makes the rivers even more spectacular  more »