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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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  • We hiked and horse-back rode through the Gap and took a boat trip down the lakes. Stunning views. So much better to walk through the scenery than to just look from a bus. Do not miss this. 
  • My wife and I drove through the Gap of Dunloe on our babymoon. I think many people drive in one end and out that same side. We happened to drive all the way from the far end, then through the gap. We ...  more »
  • Time to get out of the car and walk. Or better yet we took the Horse and Trap (cart) ride through the Gap. The air and the views will stay with you long after your visit. One of our favorite spots in ...  more »