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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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  • For me, this is the most beautiful piece of nature I have personally seen in Ireland. Is is dramatic and spectacular. I absolutely love it. It was quite heavy rain all day today so we didn't see the f...  more »
  • There are different ways to discover the Gap of Dunloe - you can drive or cycle it, hire a pony and trap or take your time to walk it. My husband and I decided to walk. We booked the tour via Deros To...  more »
  • What Breathtaking scenery! We did a Jaunting Car ride into the Gap and back and also drove up into the Gap. I wish we had more time to hike, definitely the next time! What for sheep on the road!! What...  more »