5th class Autumn Tour
Gap of Dunloe Walk
Class enjoyed a trek through the breathtaking scenery of the Gap of Dunloe. The Gap of Dunloe is a narrow mountain pass forged between the MacGillycuddy Reeks and Purple Mountain by glacial flows. The river running through the gap is the river Loe from where the Gap gets it’s name. The pupils started at Kate Kearney’s Cottage .Within easy walking distance from Kate Kearney’s cottage is Strickeen mountain to the right and a picturesque old bridge known as the ‘Wishing Bridge’. It is said that wishes made here really do come true! They continued walking until they came to the ruins of an Old Royal Ulster Constabulary Barracks and Kiernans Inlay Furniture Workshop/House. In this workshop the craft of inlaying furniture was practised. This furniture is currently being sold worldwide for thousands of euros. Sample pieces can be viewed in Muckross House. The 5th
class pupils enjoyed a memorable day despite the rain!