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Ireland Head of the Gap of Dunloe

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The Gap of Dunloe is a narrow mountain pass running north-south in County Kerry, Ireland, that separates the MacGillycuddy's Reeks mountain range in the west, from the Purple Mountain Group range in the east. It is one of Kerry's most popular tourist destinations due to its scenery.

Travel Information

The Head of the Gap can be accessed from the north by driving past Kate Kearney's Cottage, and from the south by driving to Moll's Gap and then continuing east on the R568 road until a small side-road descends steeply north into the Black Valley and then winds its way westwards towards Lord Brandon's Cottage (which is off-route), but then diverts north to the actual Head of the Gap; this route is part of a 55–kilometre loop of the Killarney–Gap of Dunloe–Black Valley–Moll's Gap area. The road is very narrow.
Crowd Factor A decent amount of people
Best Timing Summer
Sunrise & Sunset 05:59 - 21:30 | current local time: 14:39
Photo Themes MountainsRiver
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