Gap of Dunloe Tour
Tour times: 10.30 – 16.00
Considering a walking, rambling or hiking tour among spectacular scenery? Look no further than a Deros tour to the Gap of Dunloe (from Irish: Dún Lóich, meaning “Lóich’s stronghold”, otherwise known as Bearna an Choimín meaning “gap of the common-land”). The Gap is a narrow mountain pass between Macgillycuddy’s Reeks (west) and Purple Mountain (east) of just under seven miles long and your hike takes approximately 90 minutes. There are daily tours to this magnificent landscape leaving from our office in the centre of Killarney.
The tour begins by coach to Kate Kearney’s Cottage from where you can take a jaunting car through the six mile pass, or alternatively you may wish to “Walk the Gap” as it is an ideal location for hiking. Within the pass are five lakes: Coosaun Lough, Black Lake, Cushnavally Lake, Auger Lake, and Black Lough (north to south). These lakes are connected by the River Loe. Between the first two lakes is an old arch bridge called the ‘Wishing Bridge’ so named because it is said that wishes made while upon it are destined to come true. A barbeque may be arranged at Lord Brendan’s for groups of 20 or more – quotes available upon request.
Once through the Gap, boats are waiting on the Gearhameen River for the homeward journey via the enchanting Upper, Middle and Lower Lakes of Killarney to the historic Ross Castle where coaches await for the journey back to Killarney town. A great day out for folks of all ages and fitness levels.
Please note: This Tour operates from March to October, however, should you wish to book it at any time of the year, please contact the office and we will do our best to facilitate you.