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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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  • Highly recommend the pony carts! Only way to experience the full charm of the gap! As well as the Donohue boat tours. The guides are knowledgable and experienced.  more »
  • THINGS TO KNOW: 1. The entrance to the Gap at Kate Kerry’s is about a 15-20 minute drive from the center of Killarney. Kate Kerry’s cottage is a full-service restaurant with restrooms. Public restroom...  more »
  • Enjoyed both the drive to get there and the visit. Didn't take a boat but enjoyed the views. Fairly quiet in the park but it was the first week of May.  more »