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With its sapphire blue lakes framed by dramatic red sandstone cliffs, it’s no wonder that hiking the Gap of Dunloe is top of the itinerary for many visitors to Ireland, but the pretty scenery isn’t the only remarkable thing about the gorge. ... 

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2011

Excellent trip. starting location was easy to find, the Jaunty Driver was very entertaining. The scenery was breath taking. The boats used on the lakes seemed a bit small but were very cozy. Lots of fun on this tour.

Doing what: Full Day Tour of The Gap of Dunloe

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2010

Very professional tour company. We decided from a recommendation to do the Gap of Dunloe instead of the Ring of Kerry, and we were extremely pleased. Great views, great history and a pace which was perfect!

Doing what: Full Day Tour of The Gap of Dunloe

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
August 2011

The day we took the Gap of Dunloe tour it was on an off hard rain and gusty winds. This wasn't a problem because we had dressed for the weather. My biggest complaint was the horse drawn cart. We paid 20 euros a piece for this which is well worth the money. The driver basically was in a race through the gap with the other carts. He whipped and poked the horse on constantly to keep him trotting/running up and down the tar path. It was border line animal abuse. The tar path was wet and the horse could have stumbled from be driven so hard. You are only allowed to get out to walk the steepest part of the gap. He seemed disgusted when we didn't move fast enough. His cell phone was ringing off the hook where someone wanted to know what was taking so long and where was he. The driver did not stop for us to shoot any pictures. On the flat part in the National Park he continued to whip the horse to gallop to the finish line.

The boat ride is very nice and relaxing even with the on and off rain.

I would suggest walking the gap. It is a very picturest area and worth seeing..

Doing what: Full Day Tour of The Gap of Dunloe

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