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For 250 years the most famous visitor excursion in Ireland… the O’Donoghue brothers have a long tradition of boating experience passed down through generations on the Lakes of Killarney.

A mini adventure for young and old through Ireland’s Lake District. You can travel by boat through the majestic Lakes of Killarney and the National Park, during which you can enjoy the huge natural oak woodlands of the Upper Lake and the Old Weir Bridge, where the boat may be able to ‘Shoot the rapids’. This leads you to the meeting of the waters, where the three lakes join.

Then under the Toothache Bridge into the Middle Lake, where you can see Torc mountain and the Colleen Bawn Rock. You may be lucky on the day to catch a glimpse of the White Tailed Eagles soaring over the mountains.

Under the Brickeen Bridge and into the Lower Lake where you can see Innisfallen Island, and in the distance Ross Castle – an ancient seat of the O’Donoghue Clan, where the tour finishes.

Another way to experience the tour, would be to hire a bicycle in Killarney during the morning, cycle to Ross Castle (1.5 miles) where the boatman will put your bicycle on the boat and take you up through the Lakes to Lord Brandon’s Cottage, where you can enjoy a light snack in the Cafe. Then at your own leisure you can cycle down through the Gap of Dunloe to Kate Kearney’s Cottage and back into Killarney.

There are many ways to enjoy this magnificent trip!!

Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours, Killarney