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Old Jul 16th, 2013, 02:44 AM
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Gap of Dunloe or Killarney National Park? Best way to see each one?

If you had to choose between seeing either the Gap of Dunloe or Killarney National Park, which would you choose? We are not hikers, so aren't interested in strenuous walks, if that makes a difference.

If we can see both, what are best ways to see each? There are a number of different ways available, from jaunting carts to combination bus/jaunting cart/boat cruise. Which would you recommend for each place?

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Old Jul 16th, 2013, 01:22 PM
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The Gap is in the National Park and there are a number of combination trips as you have said which include all aspects and might be the best way.
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Old Jul 16th, 2013, 02:57 PM
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How long do you have? That's a key piece of information needed in order to say whether you could see more of the Park besides the Gap.

The walk through the Gap is not terribly strenuous - it's long (7 miles, I think?), but paved. We took the Deros tour that dropped us off at the cottage and picked us up at the lakes, where we rode boats back to Ross Castle. I believe we were gone something like 9am-3 or 4pm.
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We took a very relaxing guided walk from Killarney into the NP.

http://www.killarneyguidedwalks.com/

Photos and commentary:

http://ukfrey.blogspot.co.uk/2011/08/ireland.html
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We had a great time biking through the gap....rent bikes in Killarney, took the boat across the lakes, unload the bikes and you're on your way. The first part is steep, no shame in walking the bikes up this part, and then you can coast down for a few km's.

One of our favorite days from our 2 visits to Ireland.
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