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. Take a look at our Killarney trip planner to schedule your visit to Gap of Dunloe and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • I have travelled to many parts of the world but had not been in Killarney for over 25 years. I had forgotten how beautiful it is. On a miserable March day we had visited the Heather Cafe for coffee an...  more »
  • To make absolutely, not easy to find but once you're there it's great. Drive not, the road is narrow, we go to a car!
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  • Fantastic experience with my family Donald d is a gem, one in a million We got the history of the area, with lots of Irish folklore If you need a personal tour including boat ride of the lakes /rivers...  more »
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