Today I cheated. I walked from Black Valley out through the gap of Dunloe, but got a lift from Kate Kearney’s Cottage (the tourist base between Killarney and Black Valley) to Killarney. I have to confess, it was a relief.
But first, there was the walk out of the Valley, a pleasant, quiet climb. And then there was the Gap of Dunloe, a stunning walk with seemingly endless streams of tourists, cyclists, horse carts, and the occasional car. I couldn’t stop taking photos. It was beautiful.