Considering the fact that I may not be getting a whole lot of use out of my camera at the moment with everything that is going on in the world (and with Ireland being on lockdown until further notice), I have decided to post some of my favorite day trips from last summer.
The Gap of Dunloe is possibly one of the most beautiful spots that I have seen so far and if I could pick one place to go to once we’re allowed out in public again, it would be here.
The Gap of Dunloe is a popular Scenic walking route in county Kerry Ireland, roughly a 20 minute drive from Killarney, that divides the McGillycuddy Reek’s Mountain range in the West from the Purple Mountain Group Range in the East. The Gap of Dunloe was formed about 25,000 years ago during Ireland’s last ice age as a result of a “glacial breach” where a glacier in the ‘Black Valley’ part of the Templenoe Icecap, estimated to be over 500 metres deep, broke through the Head of the Gap and moved northwards carving out a U-Shaped Valley.
The road from Kate Kearney’s Cottage in the northern end to Lord Brandon’s Cottage in the southern end near the black valley is 11 kilometres (7 miles) in length and has a total of 5 Lakes. For more information on the gap of Dunloe Click here