Local businesses in and around the Gap of Dunloe.
Kate Kearney’s Cottage
Nestled at the entrance to the Gap of Dunloe ‘Kate’s is a 150 year old family-run establishment. Here you will enjoy the tradition of hospitality made famous by the legendary Kate herself.
The inviting Bar and Craft Shop is open 7 days a week from 10am each day. Bar food is served daily from 12noon until 8pm. The restaurant is open for Sunday lunches and group bookings.
Kate’s is also famous for hosting it’s Traditional Irish Nights, a must-see for all visitors to the area.
For more information visit www.katekearneyscottage.com
Heather Restaurant is a bright and spacious table service restaurant which opens onto 5 acres of kitchen gardens and ornamental landscaping. The vision of this vibrant venue is to produce fresh, simply prepared, seasonal food. As well as produce from their own garden and polytunnels, owners, the Moriarty’s take advantage of the wealth of local artisan food producers, organic farmers and wild Atlantic seafood that the South West of Ireland has to offer. Heather is set on 5 acres of multi-level gardens with breathtaking views of the McGillycuddy Reeks.
For more information visit www.moriartys.ie/heather
The Coffee Pot
The Coffee Pot is the ideal haven for refreshments for the hill walker, active retirement group, school bus tours or any day tripper to and from the Gap of Dunloe. We can cater for up to 40 people and are wheelchair accessible. A cosy fire and beautiful home baking awaits you! Open Monday – Sunday from March to November. With an excellent menu served all day and the finest selection of hot and cold food including home baking, The Coffee Pot has people returning again and again.
For more information visit http://www.thecoffeepot-gapofdunloe.com
The Purple Heather Bed & Breakfast
The Purple Heather B&B is situated only a short stroll away from the Gap of Dunloe. We have a choice of Single, Twin and family rooms and all rooms are furnished and laid out to a high standard. Each room enjoys Tea and Coffee making facilities. The atmosphere at The Purple Heather B&B is warm and quiet, and the bright and cheerful ambiance of our home is reflected in all of the guest rooms, including the sitting room, breakfast room and relaxation areas. You are also welcome to walk around the grounds of our home and enjoy the views.
For more information visit www.bnbkillarney.com
The Ferris Wheel Bed & Breakfast
This is a luxurious family orientated 5 bedroomed bungalow situated at the gateway to the Gap of Dunloe (a glaciated valley). We are Bord Failte approved and a non smoking home. Our rates include varied breakfast menu, private car park, outdoor picnic area, hair dryers, irons/ironing boards, under floor heating and TV & wireless free broadband. Supermarket, grocery shop, post office are within 1 km away and our local taxi service is just a phone call away.
For more information visit www.ferriswheel.ie
Shamrock House Bed & Breakfast
Shamrock Farm House B&B is beautifully situated at Gap of Dunloe, Co.Kerry, at the foot of the MacGillyCuddy’s Reek’s with views of the Black Valley from the Upper Lake Killarney to Lough Cummeenduff. Kerry Way Walking Route passes by at the house, making it the ideal place for your stopover. But we’re not only the perfect base for walking but for many more activities as well as for sightseeing tours on Iveragh Peninsula. Our quiet location in one of the most scenic areas of Ireland assures a peaceful and relaxing stay.
For more information visit www.shamrock.kerry-ireland.com
The Wayside Bed & Breakfast
Wayside is located in the peaceful lake and mountain district of the Gap of Dunloe. Rest well and wake up to a delicious breakfast cooked to order with local produce. Walk, cycle, ponytrek or travel in horse drawn carriage through this great glacial valley. The B&B is ideal for touring Dingle, Ring of Kerry, Beara and Killarney (6km). Ideal area for golfing, fishing & touring – all tours arranged.
Traditional Irish music sessions at Kate Kearney’s Cottage (1km) with bar food served served daily. Ideal base for climbing Carrantouhill, Ireland’s highest mountain.. Fishing on the River Laune available as well as the nearby Beaufort Golf Course. For more information see www.waysidebnb.com/
Loch Léin Guesthouse
Relax and enjoy your stay at this elegant Country House tucked away in the unspoilt beauty of Killarney’s Lake District. This hidden treasure, nestled on the northern shore of Killarney’s great lake, Loch Lein, offers magnificent views of the MacGillicuddy Reeks.
A gateway to the Ring of Kerry, it is an oasis on this splendidly spectacular route – the ideal location to explore and experience local hills, National parks, world renowned golf courses and the magic and beauty of the Kerry landscape.
For more information visit www.lochlein.com
Kingdom View Bed & Breakfast
Eileen & Jerome welcome you to Kingdom View Bed and Breakfast which is situated on the Glencar road near the Gap of Dunloe. Kingdom View is a bed and breakfast on the inner Ring of Kerry beneath Ireland’s highest Mountains (the McGillycuddy Reeks & Carrauntuohil) and over looks spectacular countryside. Kindom View B&B is a member of quality approved bed and breakfasts in Killarney. Check out some local entertainment and things to do in Killarney and Killorglin.
For more information visit www.kingdomview.com
Kylie Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast
Kylie Farmhouse B&B is a comfortable family bungalow on a large 50 acre dry stock farm. It enjoys an enviable position overlooking the Killarney Lakes, the McGillycuddy Reeks, Dunloe and the River Laune. The view from our home includes the well renowned Gap of Dunloe as well as the Killarney Lakes and its surrounding valley. We also over look some of the most spectacular countryside in Co. Kerry. For the avid golfer there is a choice of magnificent Golf. Courses including Killarney Golf Course (championship course), the Beaufort Golf Course and the Castlerosse Golf Course.
For more information see www.kyliefarmhouse.com
The Invicta Bed & Breakfast
The Invicta is situated on a beautiful setting overlooking Killarney’s Lower Lough Leane, known for Salmon and Trout fishing.
Boats are available from the proprietor to enable you to enjoy both fishing and touring the beautiful lake.
The property is ideally located for pursuing all your holiday activities; walking or hiking, golfing or sightseeing.
For more information visit www.theinvicta.com
Inverary Bed & Breakfast
Inveraray Farm Guesthouse is situated in a most picturesque location. Delightful family run home, where traditional hospitality combined with courteous personal attention are a way of life. In a warm tranquil rustic setting on the edge of the Gap of Dunloe, the house commands an awesome breathtaking view of the scenic Gap of Dunloe, Killarney Lakes and mountains. Guests can be sure of a warm welcome from Noel and Eileen Spillane and family with a welcome cup of tea/coffee and warm hospitality, no effort will be spared to make your stay a memorable one. Take time to meet your hosts. Recommended in Le Guide Du Routard 2012 and Michelin Guide. Enjoy a peaceful and relaxing pace of life!
For more information visit www.inver-aray.com
Farmstead Lodge Bed & Breakfast
Farmstead Lodge B&B is a traditional Farmhouse situated at the foot of Ireland’s highest mountains in the heart of Kerry. We offer a tranquil and homely athmosphere and the unique personal attention that you deserve to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Some of these include a large garden and picnic area with barbecue. There is also a play area for kids and farm walks.
This is the perfect base for touring many of the local sights and areas. For the avid golfer there is a choice of magnificent Golf Courses including the Killarney Golf Course, the Beaufort Golf Course and the Castlerosse Golf Course.
For more information see homepage.eircom.net/~farmsteadlodge/
Beaufort Lodge Bed & Breakfast
Beaufort-Lodge is a homely family run 4-Star B&B with four tastefully furnished ensuite bedrooms and a self-catering 4-Star Cottage in a peaceful unspoiled environment with an outstanding natural garden full of scents and blossoms. We are located on the Ring of Kerry just outside the rural village of Beaufort. Pubs, a local shop and restaurants are within walking distance. The scenic Gap of Dunloe, Killarney Lakes and National Park, Irelands Highest Mountain Carrantuathail, many Golf Courses and walking trails, the activity filled town Killarney and sandy beaches are close.
For more information visit www.beaufort-lodge.com
Black Valley Hostel
The Black Valley Hostel is in a relatively untouched and remote area of County Kerry and is an ideal place for visitors looking to discover the natural beauty of Ireland.
The hostel has been a family run business for over 60 years and is greatly located whether walking the Kerry Way, visiting Killarney National Park or climbing Ireland’s highest mountain Carrauntoohil.
For more information visit www.blackvalleyhostel.com
Dunloe View Hostel
Dunloe View Hostel is situated on the main Ring of Kerry road, 8km west of Killarney town. Being one of the highest rated accommodations in Killarney, we always want to provide the best hostel experience for our guests. We pride ourselves in our hospitality and being family run. With chickens, a goat, rabbit and cat all on-site, children and adults alike will really enjoy their stay at Dunloe View Hostel Killarney.
Located close to the Gap of Dunloe and Carrauntohill and with the amazing views of the McGillycuddy Reeks and the rural country atmosphere we are sure you will enjoy your stay with us.We provide many facilities including free wi-fi, free breakfast and free parking. We can organise tours as well as transfers to and from the town or local airport.
For more information see www.dunloeviewhostel.com
Walking & Climbing Guides
Hidden Ireland Tours
Corrán Tuathail ( Carrauntoohil ) provides the finest mountain walking, scrambling and climbing in Ireland, high, rugged outings on a spectacular peak flanked by deep and steep corries and airy ridges. Hidden Ireland’s interaction with this sacred place is shared with individuals and small groups only. They offer regular guided ascents by various routes on Ireland’s highest peak throughout the year. These ascents provide a rare insight into the rich nature and culture of of the region and offer an intimate experience over walking, scrambling or climbing routes.
For more information visit www.hiddenirelandtours.com
Kerry Climbing aim to provide you with the perfect mountain adventure to suit your level of fitness, experience and aspirations. Should you wish to climb Carrauntoohil, Ireland’s highest summit or have other peaks or routes in mind, try an adventurous day of rock climbing & abseiling, develop your navigational skills or perhaps take on the challenge of some of Kerry’s classic mountaineering routes we will guide and assist you in achieving your goal. You can be assured of an adventure for everyone – from the easy to the extreme!
For more information visit www.kerryclimbing.ie
Lodge & Reeks Guiding Company
The Lodge & Reeks Guiding Company has a range of walks and climbs in the Kerry mountains and surrounding areas to suit all levels of hiker and all levels of fitness. Experienced local guide John O’Sullivan can also customise your own walk for you. They also have a delightful, detached Lodge for rent, located in the townland of Churchtown, just 4km outside the picturesque village of Beaufort. Known as the ‘Gateway to the Ring of Kerry’ the lodge is situated close to the base of Carrauntoohill, Ireland’s highest mountain.
For more information visit www.lodgeandreeksguiding.com
Transport & Tours
Killarney Shuttle Bus
The original hop on/hop off Killarney Shuttle Bus tour is the best way to go to see all the main attractions including Ross Castle, Muckross Abbey, Muckross House & Traditional Farms, Torc Waterfall and Ladies View. Pickup is possible from your Hotel and the shuttle bus departs outside the Discover Ireland Tourist Office on Beech road and also the Bus Station hourly. Killarney Shuttle Bus offers informative entertaining day trips at market leading prices.
The Shuttle bus makes 2 trips daily to the Gap of Dunloe starting from the Bus Station, Tourist office and also Ross Castle. Why not try out a Gap of Dunloe adventure tour combining Bus travel, hike or take a Jaunting car through the age old glaciated valley of the Gap of Dunloe with stunning scenery and when you arrive at the summit board traditional style open boats for a leisurely cruise back to Ross castle. This day trip is not to be missed and no description can do it justice you have to experience for yourself!!
For more information visit www.killarneyshuttlebus.com
Gap of Dunloe Tour
This is more of an adventure than tour. Combination of a bus to Kate Keaney’s Cottage, then a journey of miles ahead of you to be taken by jaunting car or pony (extra cost), or to walk (7 miles, approx 2 hour 30 mins walk) through the famous Gap to Lord Brandon’s Cottage, where snacks are available. Barbecues can be arranged for Groups.
After lunch the traditional style boat takes you through the three Lakes of Killarney to Ross Castle where a bus will return you to Killarney. (rain jackets advisable for tour). Tour also done in reverse.
For more information visit www.gapofdunloetours.com
Taxi Killarney offers comprehensive transport services in Killarney and it’s surroundings. We provide the highest standard of services, puntctuality and impeccable customer service. Taxi Killarney is available at any time of the day, all year round. We have large, comfortable, modern 4 and 8 seater cars. Taxi Killarney provides transport within Killarney town and also airport transfers, golfing trips and transportation to tourist attractions of County Kerry.
For more information visit www.taxikillarney.com