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The Gap of Dunloe

The Gap of Dunloe in Killarney National Park is a mountain pass that was carved out two million years ago by slow moving glacial ice. Stunning, breathtaking, unique and beautiful are some of the expressions used in earnest by tourists who experience the area's panoramic views. 

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Staigue Fort

This circular stone fortification is one of the most ancient attractions along the Ring of Kerry route. It is located roughly half-way between the villages of Caherdaniel and Sneem. No-one knows for sure when the building was constructed, but experts believe it was between 2,000 and 2,500 years ago. While it is currently in partial ruin due to its age and the fact that it was constructed without any mortar or cement -- a technique common to the period. In fact, it remains the best preserved dry stone structure of its period in Ireland.

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Moll's Gap

Moll's Gap is a passageway through the bleak bog land and mountainous terrain, which runs from Kenmare to Killarney in County Kerry. This 9.5 mile / 15.5 km route along the N71 forms part of the Ring of Kerry and features stunning views of the Macgillycuddy Reeks mountains. Many tourists visit the Gap each year to enjoy the world- famous view. Situated on the watershed of the Iveragh Peninsula, the pass is formed from old red sandstone rocks. It is a narrow, winding, hilly route but has light traffic, and is a popular with cyclists. Nearby Avoca overlooks the lush mountains and the Killarney Lakes. The view takes in Carrountoohill, Ireland's highest mountain to one side and the Gap of Dunloe to the other side.

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Killarney National Park

Killarney National Park is a special place where visitors can experience the best of Irish culture, outdoor fun and glorious scenery all in one location. Once known as Bourne Vincent Memorial Park, this American gift to Ireland was originally an 11,000-acre parcel donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bowers Bourne of California U.S.A. in 1932. There are no operating hours or admission fees, but cars are not allowed. Visitors can walk, rent a bicycle, or the traditional jaunting car -- pony and cart to explore the grounds, which include a genuine manor house and a working farm. Although the park is dotted with ruined castles and abbeys, the lakes are the focus of attention. Of the three contained within the boundaries of the park, Muckross Lake, Upper Lake and Lough Leane, the latter is the largest.

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