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. Take a look at our Killarney trip planner to schedule your visit to Gap of Dunloe and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Even though it rained Siobahn our driver was entertaining and informative. The old fashioned way to take in beautiful sites 
    Even though it rained Siobahn our driver was entertaining and informative. The old fashioned way to take in beautiful sites  more »
  • After reading various reviews, we were undecided on whether to venture this in a car. Our decision was made and we were off. In all of the posts, the writers referred to going early. But I didn't.....  more
    After reading various reviews, we were undecided on whether to venture this in a car. Our decision was made and we were off. In all of the posts, the writers referred to going early. But I didn't.....  more »
  • Wow! This is some of the most dramatic scenery I've ever seen. About 10 kilometeres outside Killarney town, you enter a dramatic landscape that is rugged, verdant, with beautiful lakes. Horse drawn... 
    Wow! This is some of the most dramatic scenery I've ever seen. About 10 kilometeres outside Killarney town, you enter a dramatic landscape that is rugged, verdant, with beautiful lakes. Horse drawn...  more »
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  • Get the horse trip up!
  • A beautiful place for a little trip over the Kerry mountains...
  • Must see when you are in Ring of Kerry
  • Fantastic scenery, if only the weather would cooperate.
  • Incredible experience and breathtaking, was the second time and still amazing.

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