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Gap of Dunloe Tour by Foot & Boat

Product ID: 2941
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Explore the magnificent terrain of towering summits, sleepy lakes, and dramatic castles of the Gap of Dunloe, led by an expert guide. Discover the folklore of this area, and take in the unique atmosphere of Macgillycuddy's Reeks and the Purple Mountain.
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Duration 5 hours
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  • Explore the dramatic terrain of the Gap of Dunloe
  • Enjoy round-trip-transportation from Killarney
  • Discover the facts, folklore, and history led by an expert guide
  • Visit Lord Brandon's Cottage and Ross Castle
  • Journey by foot, boat, and an optional pony/cart ride
Full description
The Gap of Dunloe is a narrow mountain pass situated between Macgillycuddy’s Reeks and Purple Mountain in County Kerry. It spans 11 kilometers from north to south and consists of 5 lakes.

Take a guided tour through the narrow and winding path, and discover a terrain formed by glaciers. Marvel at the towering summits of the Reeks, the changing shadows on the Purple Mountains, and the silence and solitude of the rugged glen.

After being transported by coach, arrive at the famous cottage marking the entrance to the Gap. The cottage is named after Kate Kearney who is reported to have died of childbirth here at the ripe old age of 102! An unlikely story!

Embark on a 7-mile journey to Lord Brandon’s cottage by either trap, pony, or foot. There will be an opportunity to purchase lunch at Brandon Cottage. Afterwards board a boat to Ross Castle, traveling through the 3 of the 5 lakes of Killarney. Be enchanted by the stories and folklore of the boatmen.

As the tour draws to a close you will be transported back to Killarney by motor coach.
  • Bus and boat transportation
  • Expert guide
What’s Not Included
  • Optional cart or pony ride

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Meeting point

Meet at Ardross, Ross Road, Killarney.

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Know before you go
• O’Connor Autotours offers a courtesy pick-up service on request from or near your Killarney town accommodation and at all Killarney bus and rail stations.
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Wild Kerry Daytours

Product ID: 2941