Welcome to Moll's Gap

Sheep grazing near Moll's Gap with the Black Valley and MacGillycuddy Reeks behind. ©Martin O'Grady

Moll's Gap is a pass on the N71 road from Kenmare to Killarney, with views of the Macgillycuddy's Reeks, the area and its shop is a panoramic spot visited by thousands of tourists each year. Moll's Gap is named for Moll Kissane who ran a shebeen, a small pub, on a rocky breach during the construction of the original Kenmare Killarney road in the 1820s. She became popular for selling home brewed poitin, whiskey, to the hardy men who worked on the road. For cyclists this 6.3 mile climb reaches a summit of 860 feet where you can see the Black Valley and further down on the descent you will find Ladies View and the Killarney lakes.

 

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