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The Gap of Dunloe


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This narrow, heavily glaciated pass, runs north south between mountains of Old Red Sandstone; Purple Mountain on the east and the MacGillycuddy Reeks to the west. The spectacular scenery and rugged landscape has ensured that 'the Gap' has long been a popular tourist attraction.
It measures c. 11k (6.8 miles) from north to south and nestled within it are five lakes, connected by the River Loe.
Visitors usually ride or walk north from Kate Kearneys Cottage to the head of "The gap" before descending into the Black Valley. 

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  • Killarney to Black Valley (EN)
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