Gap of Dunloe
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Take a carriage ride to Purple Mountain
We had to convince our son to take a horsedrawn carriage ride to the Gap of Dunloe, outside of Killarney, and we're very glad he relented. The driver of our "jaunting car" was a cheerful older man whose father and grandfather had also driven the carriages, and we loved listening to him talk with Sally, the horse. The ride took us through the valley and gave us views of lakes and mountains, including Purple Mountain, a slate peak that is actually purple. The ride took about 45 minutes and got us a lot farther than we would've made it walking with a tuckered out 7 year old.
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