Considering a pony carriage, walking, rambling or hiking tour along with a fantastic boat ride
through the Lakes of Killarney – National Park among spectacular scenery? Look no further
than a Deros Tour to the Gap of Dunloe (from Irish: Dún Lóich, meaning “Lóich’s
stronghold”, otherwise known as Bearna an Choimín meaning “gap of the common-land”).
The Gap is a narrow mountain pass between Macgillycuddy’s Reeks (west) and Purple
Mountain (east) of just under seven miles long and your hike takes approximately 2 hours
and 30 minutes. There are daily tours to this magnificent landscape leaving from our office in
the centre of Killarney.We offer several options to enjoy this tour.
Option One (and most popular) –
We have two pick up points –
Car Park Ross Castle (Free Car Parking ) – 9.45am and
Deros Tours,22 Main Street,Killarney – 10.30am
There will be 20 – 30 minutes break in Killarney before departure at 10.30am – time to pick
up supplies,banks ect.
Transport will transfer you to Kate Kearney’s Cottage from where you can “Walk The Gap”
through the seven mile pass as it is an ideal location for hiking or alternatively you may wish
to avail of the Pony and Carriage which are an optional mode of transport through The Gap
of Dunloe and are independently operated by the Gap of Dunloe Ponymen Association.The
charge on these carriages are paid directly at a cost of E 25 per person and the occupancy of
each Pony and Carriage is 4 persons with the Driver.If however one wishes to hire the
Carriages for one-two to three persons then the charge will be E 100 per carriage.Please note
that there maybe a walk involved as part of this Pony and Carriage ride through the Gap of
Within the pass are five lakes: Coosaun Lough, Black Lake, Cushnavally Lake, Auger Lake,
and Black Lough (north to south). These lakes are connected by the River Loe. Between the
first two lakes is an old arch bridge called the ‘Wishing Bridge’ so named because it is said
that wishes made while upon it are destined to come true. A barbeque may be arranged at
Lord Brendan’s for groups of 20 or more – quotes available upon request.
Once through the Gap, where lunch may be had at Lord Brandons Cottege (payable directly)
boats are waiting on the Gearhameen River for the homeward journey at 2pm via the
enchanting Upper, Middle and Lower Lakes of Killarney to the historic Ross Castle where
transport await for the journey back to Killarney town ten minutes after the last boat arrives.
If one would like to stay and visit the Castle or walk through the National Park to Killarney
which is a lovely walk of 2 kilometers please advise a member of the group to avoid any
delays at Ross Castle for the return transfer to Killarney.
For those who started the tour at Ross Castle the tour will end here at Ross Castle.
A great day out for folks of all ages and fitness levels.
No liability is accepted by Deros Tours in relation to the Pony and Carriage and its Owners
Please note: This Tour operates from March to October, however, should you wish to
book it at any time of the year, please contact the office and we will do our best to
Map of the Tour