Gap of Dunloe - Tourism Ireland

The Gap of Dunloe

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Gap of Dunloe - Tourism Ireland

Tourist site informations:

Ireland Location County Ireland: County Kerry (Republic of Ireland)
Address: on the N71, in the direction of Muckross
Location type Type :  
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The Gap of Dunloe is a must in Killarney National Park in Ireland. It is a magical place, 100% wild, which is nothing more and nothing less than a passage between mountains. If you want to venture there for a walk, you can admire beautiful lakes, a winding road, a beautiful stone bridge and incredible mountains. An obligatory passage that will blow your mind!

Visit of Gap of Dunloe

A site in the heart of Killarney National Park…

Gap of Dunloe – John Hession

Gap of Dunloe – John Hession

The Gap of Dunloe Valley is located in the heart of the Killarney National Park, a beautiful natural park of 10,000 hectares of wilderness.

The location provides access to an absolutely stunning panorama that will have you overlooking the Black Valley, as well as Upper Lake, a local lake renowned for its wild beauty.

The area is particularly popular with hikers and walkers. It must be said that the spot is grandiose, ideal for an exploration on foot… or even in a horse-drawn carriage!

Just put on your crampons, take your backpack, and set off on an adventure: you will then feel like you are alone in the World, in a green setting with lakes. It’s magical!

Possible hikes of the Gap of Dunloe

Gap of Dunloe - Tourism Ireland

Gap of Dunloe – Tourism Ireland

If you decide to go on an adventure, we advise you to take a few precautions.

Also, don’t forget to take good walking shoes, warm clothing, and a good windbreaker to prevent rain. Kerry is a particularly humid region, and changing weather in Ireland is commonplace.

Before entering the park, we recommend that you first visit the Visitor Centre. It is located at the entrance, and offers an interesting presentation of Kerry, detailing the existing circuits, as well as the must-see places to discover.

Among the explanatory brochures, there is also a playful presentation of the peat bogs in Ireland. This step will allow you to discover the different possibilities of the park…

Small detail which has its importance: the Visitor Centre has a “bar” where hikers can settle down before and after their walk… A way to prolong the pleasure while sipping a tea, a coffee, or a small pint!

As for the walk itself, it is possible to go for a walk or a ride in a horse-drawn carriage. For horseback riding enthusiasts, you should know that the prices are quite expensive, but perhaps you will fall for the charm of this means of transport… terribly romantic!

Useful information

Address Address : on the N71, in the direction of Muckross
Location : (County Kerry)

Coordonnées GPSGPS : 52.025444,-9.635833

Opening timeOpening time:

every day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

DurationDuration time: 3h00



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