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Gap of Dunloe Tours

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  • Name: Gap of Dunloe Tours
  • Address: 7 High Street Killarney, Co. Kerry
  • Phone Number: 064 66 30200
  • Email: Info@gapofdunloetours.com

Introduction

Visitors have been coming to Killarney for almost 200 years so the scenic areas (and most photogenic) are well known locally. These places have been linked along routes or tours over the years. Some routes are better than others - the Gap of Dunloe tour is a lesser known gem of Killarney.
The town is located north of the MacGillicuddy Reeks, on the northeastern shore of the Lough Lein/Leane which are part of Killarney National Park. The town and its surrounding region is home to St. Mary's Cathedral, Ross Castle, Muckross Abbey, Torc Waterfall and Gap of Dunloe.

Killarney's tourism history goes back at least to the mid 1700s, when Thomas, fourth Viscount Kenmare, began to attract visitors and new residents to the town. The date of 1747 was used in recent 250-year celebrations to honour the history of Killarney tourism. A visit by Queen Victoria in 1861 gave the town international exposure, which it has enjoyed ever since. In the Summer months, Killarney is busy with tourists perusing the town's numerous shops and tourist attractions. Many shops are tourist oriented with many gift shops around the town. The town centre also offers a wide range of hotels, pubs and restaurants to cater for every requirement. Killarney is also famous for its jaunting cars (horse drawn carts) operated by local jarvies. Tourists can avail of jaunting car rides and a guided tour of the town's attractions offered by the jarvies.

When do the tours run from?

Tours start in early March and run until the end of October.Book online for 2011 season & receive a 10% online discount.

How long does the tour take?

The tour starts at 10.00 am from your accomodation or O'Connor's bar High Street Killarney and finishes at 16.00 approx. Times maybe subject to change or cancellation due to weather conditions