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The Gap of Dunloe, also recorded as Bearna an Choimín, is a narrow mountain pass running north-south in County Kerry, Ireland, that separates the MacGillycuddy's Reeks mountain range in the west, from the Purple Mountain Group range in the east.


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The Gap of Dunloe is a must-see in the Killarney National Park in southwestern Ireland. It is a magical place, wild, which is a passage between the McGillicuddy Reeks and Purple Mountain. If you wish to venture there for a walk, you will be able to admire magnificent lakes, a winding road, a beautiful stone bridge, as well as incredible mountains. A must-see that will blow your mind!

The Gap of Dunloe is located in the heart of Killarney National Park, a superb natural park of 24700 acres (10 000 hectares) of wild spaces. The place allows access to an absolutely sumptuous panorama, which will make you dominate the Black Valley, as well as the Upper Lake, a local lake famous for its wild beauty.

Before entering the park, we recommend that you visit the Visitor Center. It is located at the entrance and offers an interesting presentation of Kerry, detailing the existing routes, as well as the must-see places to discover. Among the explanatory brochures, let us also note a playful presentation of the peat bogs in Ireland. This step will allow you to know the different possibilities of the park...

As for the walk itself, it is possible to walk or ride in a carriage or by car. For the amateurs of horse riding know that the prices are rather expensive, but perhaps you will crack for the charm of this means of transport... terribly romantic! Hiking is the most popular way to discover this place, it does not form a loop, so you will have to go back at some point.

A paradise for the eyes. Nature is magnificent and the landscapes change but are all very beautiful. Each stop near the small lakes that dot the road allows you to discover the fauna and flora. On your way, you will cross the traditional sheep and ponies. The arrival at the top is worth a break to admire the landscape. 

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Gap of Dunloe

How long does the hike of Gap of Dunloe take?

What is convenient about a non-loop hike is that you can turn around whenever you want, so it's a hike that is accessible to everyone, but if you decide to go all the way, it will take you about 5 hours round trip.

Yes, it is possible to drive. But be careful, the roads are very narrow, and you will encounter many hikers, sheep and horse-drawn carriages that will block your way, and they have priority. Also, traveling by car does not allow you to properly appreciate the landscapes, especially for the driver; therefore, we strongly recommend you to go hiking.

Prices vary from one driver to another, try to negotiate and don't be fooled, some take advantage of tourists. In any case, the ballad costs enough, and all depends on the number of people that you are, generally that returns to a minimum of €20 by person.













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