Gap of Dunloe, Killarney

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#2 of 30 in Nature in County Kerry
Valley · Nature / Park
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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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  • We were initially going to walk , parked by the restaurant , but mother nature had other ideas ,it started raining. Took the car & were warned about the narrow roads but not about the horse karts... 
    We were initially going to walk , parked by the restaurant , but mother nature had other ideas ,it started raining. Took the car & were warned about the narrow roads but not about the horse karts...  more »
  • Wow! An unspoiled piece of upcountry paradise. We drove up early from Killarney and were so pleased that we did. 1.5 hours round trip. The drive is not for the faint of heart. Single lane and wild. 
    Wow! An unspoiled piece of upcountry paradise. We drove up early from Killarney and were so pleased that we did. 1.5 hours round trip. The drive is not for the faint of heart. Single lane and wild.  more »
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  • A beautiful place for a little trip over the Kerry mountains...

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