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Gap of Dunloe

A taxi will collect you at 10.15am sharp at a pre-arranged meeting point.  You will be taken to Ross Castle.  From here you will enjoy the stunning Lakes of Killarney by taking an open boat up through the Lower, Middle and Upper Lakes.  You will then arrive at Lord Brandons Cotttage.

From here you will take a Jaunting Car through the Gap of Dunloe.  The Jaunting car’s in The Gap of Dunloe are operated independently by Gap of Dunloe Ponymen.  You will travel through the Gap and enjoy the stunning views it has to offer.  There will be times when you will need to disembark the carriage and walk.  (There is also an option to walk the 11km from Lord Brandon’s Cottage to Kate Kearney’s Cottage.)

You will then arrive at Kate Kearney’s Cottage where your taxi will collect you and bring you back into the starting point.

This trip takes approx. 5 hours.

Tour Information


This trip takes approx. 5 hours.

Departure Time

10.15AM Sharp.

Pick up point & Drop off point

The carpark beside St. Mary’s Cathedral, New Street. 

Included in Price

Transfer by Taxi to Ross Castle, open boat through the Lakes, Jaunting Car through The Gap of Dunloe and transport from Kate Kearney’s Cottage to Killarney Town Centre.

Not included in Price

Snacks or lunch in Lord Brandon’s Cottage/Kate Kearney’s Cottage 


The Gap of Dunloe trip runs from March through to the end of October. 

Things to Bring
  • All COVID guidelines must be adhered to on the day.
  • Facemasks must be worn for the taxi trip. As per the Public Transport guidelines in which it is mandatory to wear facemasks.
  • Appropriate footwear and clothing are advisable as both the boat and jaunting cars are open.
Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellation 7 days or more prior to visit, no charge.
  • Cancellation 2 - 5 days prior to trip, 50% total tour charge.
  • Cancellation 48 hours prior to trip, 100% total tour charge.

All bookings will go ahead unless a Met Eireann Red weather warning. Most tours can be rescheduled once for unforeseen circumstances.