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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  • Really lovely walk!! Could spend as much time as you wanted there, so beautiful. And for those who aren’t into walking you can always take a horse and cart!  more »
  • We only walked to the bridge (very expensive carriage rides: 60 euros one walks on the head). There was a very nice point of view. Attention the weather can change very quickly, we got rain and gusts of wind on the way back, it was a real storm. It only lasted a few minutes but we were soaked to the bone.
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