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“Fun in a pony cart”
Review of Gap of Dunloe

Gap of Dunloe
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The Gap of Dunloe Full-Day Tour from Killarney
Ranked #8 of 116 things to do in Killarney
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

The hubby and I drove to the gap on a rainy afternoon hoping to rent bikes or walk the road leading to the gap. Neither was a good option (very windy and chilly) . fortunately there were pony carts for hire nearby. We hired a gentleman and his pony cart for a 3 mile trek up and back. It was nice having a local show us the site (he's been working there over 50 years) and we were covered under a heavy tarp so we stayed dry. Lovely scenery and since it was a rainy day we had most of it to ourselves for long stretches. Very much worth visiting.

Thank Runrgal86
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Cycled here from Killarney and enjoyed the breathtaking views and countryside. After the gap, we cycled up to ladies view and crossed over the lakes by boat from Lord Brandon cafe to Ross Castle

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We did it this April afternoon. It was quite busy and we were warned that driving is not "legal". However, there was no sign stating so and we had small automatic Nissan Micra so driving it seemed like a great option. Never had a problem fitting or turning. We enjoyed our drive up. Wouldn't recommend this to even middle sized cars. Only small ones.

It seems like locals want to encourage you to park and hike and I do understand it. However, it was a great trip for us as we didn't have time for hiking. Again, don't do this if you have even a normal sized car. Only the smallest possible. Otherwise it will be hell.

Thank Höpö L
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Being February and leaving the area to travel to Waterford we were advised to go and see the GAP, i am so pleased we did, it is stunning We drove from the east side to the west and stopped a few times to admire the outstanding natural views.

It is difficult to describe the experience other that you must go and see for yourself. I can imagine it is a bit of a task in the summer as the twisty and narrow single tracks will make negotiating with opposing traffic an issue. I would not advise nervous drivers to attempt this.

Thank Bradders1038
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

This is a site that I would highly recommend, with one caveat...Do not drive your car. Park your car in the public parking lot or better yet, grab a bite at Kate’s prior to your adventure. We opted to view the Gap via horse drawn cart, which I would highly recommend. If you have the time and weather permitting, I would walk. The cart ride cost $45 per person which is quite pricey for the 1-1.5 hr ride, however, memorable. Many cars would try to pass on this one lane road. The lakes and mountains are beautiful and the history provided by the owner of the horse and cart was priceless. All in all, a beautiful, memorable experience!

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