The Gap of Dunloe is a narrow mountain pass between MacGillycuddy’s Reeks (west) and Purple Mountain (east). Starting from Kate Kearneys Cottage it is a lovely trip to cycle, walk or take a pony & trap for the 11km from north to south and continue in to the Black Valley. There are five lakes located along the route Coosaun Lough, Black Lake, Cushnavally Lake, Auger Lake, and Black Lough. 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. There is a very popular full day trip, which you can do which contains a boat ride through the Lakes of Killarney from Lord Brandon’s Cottage to Ross Castle.