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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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  • This place is so beautiful. I've been to Killarney twice & both times it happened to be a nice day visiting here. It almost doesn't look real it's so picturesque  more »
  • The drive down the one car width, narrow, windy path was totally worth it. Beautiful scenery, amazing views...we enjoyed getting out & walking.  more »
  • Nice little germ. People offering to bring to spot with horse ride. It's not worth it. You can reach it by foot in 10-15 min. Good spot to take few pictures.  more »