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Gap of Dunloe

Gap of Dunloe

A breathtaking passage between the MacGillicuddy's Reeks and the Purple Mountain, the Gap of Dunloe was formed 2 million years ago by glacial movements. The area lends itself to exciting activities such as hiking and climbing, cycling, boat tours, horse riding and pony and trap rides. Guided tour options are available. This is truly a magical place, with the route beginning at Kate Kearney's cottage, the home of a reputed witch, and just walking distance from "The Wishing Bridge".
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Molly Gallivan’s Cottage & Traditional Farm

Molly Gallivan’s Cottage & Traditional Farm

Experience the rustic and simple lifestyle of rural Ireland before the days of electricity and modern conveniences. This enchanting cottage is over 200 years old, and is home to various animals, such as fowls. Learn about the life of Molly Gallivan, a resourceful widow who supported her seven children by subsistence farming, weaving, and dealing in poitín (moonshine). Interact with country traditions and old-fashioned farm machinery. Visitors may take a tour of the farm, enjoy a typical meal and even take part in an Irish "ball night".
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The Blasket Islands

The Blasket Islands

Off Slea Head – the most westerly tip of the Dingle Peninsula – lies a deserted archipelago with a poignant past: the mystical Blasket Islands, now an emblem of the Irish history of emigration. Anchor a boat in the Blasket Sound on the edge of Europe, climb to the top of An Blascaod Mór, and explore the remote wilderness of this fascinating place. In Dingle, visit the Blasket Centre, an interactive centre with a long, white hall ending in a wall-to-ceiling window overlooking the islands.
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