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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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  • Simply great. Best time of the week. I enjoyed the landscape and people met there. Hope to come back 
  • This was the highlight of our trip to Ireland! The scenery was breathtaking, and the pony and boat operators were excellent. This is a must-do! 
  • It really is worth a look at this beautiful Gap, it's such a shame there isn't a separate footpath away from the road. Visiting in the winter there weren't many cars at all but in summer when the crow...  more »