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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  • We wanted to hike the Gap of Dunloe so badly. We didn't book a tour because the weather was horrible...rainy and wind gusts up to 100km an hour, but we drove over to Kate Kearney's Cottage to park and...  more »
  • This place is a must see when in Ireland. It was beautiful and peaceful and a highlight of our trip. We took a ride on the jaunting carts and had the best guide ever! It was well worth the money to en...  more »
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