The Gap of Dunloe

At the Gap of Dunloe visitors can cross a 6 mile mountain pass between Macgillycuddy's Reeks and Purple Mountain, either on horse back or by pony trap.  When you've ridden through the Gap you then go by boat down river where they shoot the rapids between Killarney's upper Lake with Lough Leane and Muckross Lake at a place called the Meeting of the Waters.Then you are taken cross a lake to Ross Castle and back again.  It is a very scenic day out if the weather is good.

Visitors usually start at Kate Kearney's Cottage.  She was a local beauty  in the mid 19th century, who ran a shebeen (illegal drinking house) and was reportedly free with her favours.  She was constantly in trouble with the law for she also sold poteen (illegal liqueur) to passers by.  Her luck ran out though when blight attacked the potato crop.She fled leaving only her poteen-still behind.
Nowadays it is a pub, cafe and shop, popular with locals and visitors alike.

Lake, Killarney

Ladyview, Killarney

Muckross House

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