Gap of Dunloe Self-Guided Tour from Killarney
Walk the most beautiful glaciated valley in Western Europe acknowledged worldwide. Be self Guided and independent and spend the whole day enjoying the Gap of Dunloe. Voted One of the most awe inspiring area's of outstanding natural beauty. Begin your adventure and board the Killarney Shuttle Bus From the Discover Ireland Tourist Office or the Bus Station.
The Gap of Dunloe is a mountain pass that was carved out two million years ago by slow moving glacial ice.
Stunning, breath-taking, unique and beautiful panoramic views. The gap has only been paved in recent years. It remains a narrow (room for only one car to pass) and winding road. When the road was unpaved, cars were forbidden, and the tradition of walking the route remains today. Horse drawn traps four occupant carts called jaunting cars — can be hired for the trip through the gap.
The shuttle bus stops in the car park of Kate Kearney's, where you begin your self guided day of adventure, See you again at 4 pm!!
The walk from Kate Kearney’s Cottage to Lord Brandon’s Cottage takes about two and a half hours. When you return from the summit there is a great selection of local pubs restaurants and shops to unwind, the Bus returns daily from Kate Kearney's at 4pm
One fun and truly memorable option, especially if the weather is fair, is to stop at Lord Brandon’s Cottage for refreshments and then take a guided boat tour back to Killarney. Lord Brandon’s and is only a short walk to the edge of the Upper Lake. (This is an Optional Extra)
Entertaining guides recount local legends and mythology as they pass through The Black Valley.
Boats arrive at the spectacular lakeside Ross Castle, making this a truly enchanting and magical way to discover the beauty of Killarney.