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The Gap of Dunloe, Irish: Dún Lóich, meaning "Lóich's stronghold", otherwise known as Bearna an Choimín meaning "gap of the common-land") is a narrow mountain pass in Ireland. The pass is about 11km long, climbing and descending about 200m altogether. Within it are five lakes: Coosaun Lough, Black Lake, Cushnavally Lake,

Auger Lake, and Black Lough. These lakes are connected by the River Loe. 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. The Gap has long been a popular tourist attraction. The road through it is narrow, winding and is difficult for motor vehicles. A popular form of transport for tourists is the jaunting car, a horse-drawn trap where up to four occupants sit facing each other. There are also riding ponies for hire. The trap and ponies are guided by men from families that live in and around the Gap. These ponymen use a rotation system called the Turn which determines who takes the next customers. The Turn has been in existence since the 1920s and is passed down in the families to the next generation. Many people hike or bike the route through the Gap, with bikes being available for hire from the nearby town of Killarney.

Address: Gap of Dunloe ,Ιρλανδία
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