The Gap of Dunloe

Yesterday we toured the Gap of Dunloe. The walk was about eight miles in length in a wild gorge bordered by Macgillycuddy’s Reeks and the Purple and Tornies mountains. The journey through the Gap of Dunloe is spectacular. The gorges are very steep and the glacial lakes are very impressive.

Lorraine and I really had quite the workout. And, of course, I am walking along with my tripod, my camera and my backpack, stopping every few minutes to take another photograph. We only had 3 hours to get to Lord Brandon’s cottage as that was where we needed to join a boat returning to Killarney. We just made it in time.
Here are some photos of the Gap of Dunloe.

Gap 1

Gap 2

We finished up the tour by spending a couple of hours boating through the Lakes of Killarney. Our tour finished here at the Ross Castle. And, later that day, we also toured the Muckross Abbey.

Gap 5

Gap 6

2 replies
  1. Rob
    Rob says:

    The pictures show incredible detail, clarity and perspective. May I presume they are from your new Nikon D200? Simply spectacular. They seem to be of National Geographic quality – that is the highest praise I can think of at the moment! Well done, Richard.

  2. Richard Cleaver
    Richard Cleaver says:

    Thanks Rob!

    I took about 1,000 exposures on this trip. I will have a few weeks work ahead of me as I catalog them and print out the best ones for my portfolio.

    Such wonderful landscapes here in Ireland.


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