THE OGHAM STONES
Ogham was the earliest form of Irish wirting (3rd C AD). It consisted of groupings of straight and slanted lines written around the edge of a rock. This was normally a headstone or memorial mentioning a person and their ancestors. One of the Dunloe stones has been removed to the pathway between the Cathedral and Saint Brendan’s College in Killarney town.
GAP OF DUNLOE
Walk, cycle, ride on pony back or travel in a horse drawn trap through this great glacial breach valley. Pass by Black, Cushvalley and Aughur lakes with Tomies and Purple mountains on the left and MacGillycuddy Reeks in the right.
O’ SULLIVANS CASCADE
Left from Killarney towards the Gap of Dunloe. Cross the River Laune. At right angle bend (sign-post for Lough Leane) turn left. After about 1.5km from the surfaced road goes left accross the stream. Park careful along the side of road, Careful not to block the road. For better safety it is advised to park down by the lake. Follow the unsurfaced dirt road straight ahead. Through new forest land over a stile and stream. Follow the direct road through the oak woods. After about 5kms from the car you will come to a stream, just short of this is a sign post for the cascade. There is a stepped path to this spectacular triple waterfall. Continue over the stream on a circular route that rejoins the lower road near the first wooden bridge and stile.