The Black Valley, Killarney

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It is situated beneath Irelands highest mountain range, the Macgillycuddy Reeks.

It has the Killarney National Park reaching in to it on one side, and Glencar on the far side.



It can be found on the route between the Gap of Dunloe and Molls Gap. Once found it is not be easily lost from the memory or the soul.
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  • On narrow, winding roads that wind through the mountains intersect the cars, walkers, the cyclist and carriages pulled by horses everyone wants to belong, we were more concerned about driving by the landscape damage
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  • Cycled this way not for the faint hearted NEEED TO BE READY FOR THE HILLS plenty of water and suitably dressed  more »
  • On a 15-day hiking trip in Ireland, the Black Valley rated as our second most favorite. (A day on the Wicklow Way was number 1) The lack of automobile traffic was wonderful and sense of solitude.........  more »

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Where to stay in Killarney

Travelers visit Killarney for the national park surrounding it, and there are plenty of places to stay in town that capitalize on the natural beauty of the valley setting. Because of its popularity, Killarney has more hotel beds than any other town or city in Ireland other than Dublin. Stay at a hotel or hostel in the town's center near the bustling corner of Main Street and East Avenue Road, or find a place along the side streets off Main Street for easy access to tourist shops, local pubs, and restaurants. There are plenty of affordable bed and breakfasts or guesthouses just within walking distance from the center, or you can stay outside of town at a scenic farmhouse or luxurious resort.
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