The Gap of Dunloe is a rugged mountain pass on the eastern side of the Kerry's MacGillycuddy's Reeks close to Killarney Town. It is famous for it's rugged scenery, unspoilt landscape and corrie lakes.
Walking is the best way to see the Gap of Dunloe, leaving your car at Kate Kearneys Cottage. This is a long walk which will takes nearly a full day to complete. It begins alongside Kate Kearneys Cottage and takes the walker through some rugged mountain scenery of a mountain gap.
From there route leads to the Upper Lake and and the Queens Cottage - which is a fantastic walk on its own - offering great views of the Upper Lake and the surrounding woodland.
From here Killarney town is a further 12km and it is not recommended to walk this as you will have already walked 14km and much of the road to Killarney has reasonably heavy traffic and there is not much of a footpath. So prior to setting out, organise for someone pick you up on the other side.
You can alternatively hire a pony and trap if the walk is too much for the kids (or you!!!)