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Gap of Dunloe, Killarney

Categories: Valleys, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web
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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  • We have been to Ireland many times, but this was the first time we have traveled the Gap. If you only have time for the Ring of Kerry or the Gap -- do the Gap. It was amazing. 
  • This is a pretty cool site seeing adventure. There are various tours that leave either from City Center in Killarney or from Ross Castle. I would choose Ross Castle, as that is the drop off if you go ...  read more »
  • On entering The Gap of Dunloe there are signs suggesting no cars beyond this point and to use designated parking areas to park your vehicle,You can either walk ,cycle or get a Jaunting Car to take you...  read more »
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