Gap of Dunloe: Don’t Be Fooled, It’s More Than Just a Gap

It’s always nice to travel with a friend who has similar traveling styles as you. When things don’t go according to plan – or if there isn’t really a plan in place – it’s good to know that you can work things out together. After a couple of days of driving, lots of walking and exploring, we decided a day of rest might be better. We decided to join a day tour and enjoy Ireland in a different way. It sounded like a good plan. Until it became a little different from how we imagined.

All you need to know is that through a series of decisions and indecisions, we ended up hiking 10km through the Gap of Dunloe in Killarney. It was a unique hiking experience. One that I definitely didn’t expect to get when I had left for Ireland.

The Gap of Dunloe is a narrow mountain gap and quite fascinating. You can decide how to make your way through the gap – hiking, biking, or horse-drawn carriage. They usually don’t recommend driving through it since it is truly very narrow in certain parts and in peak seasons, there’s a lot of hikers, cyclists and carriages. But when we went in the early spring, there were a few cars going through the pass which seemed much more pleasant and less tiring.

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