Describing the classic 'Gap Boat' trip throught the Killarney Lakes is a problem! Yes, it starts at Gearhameen at the top of the Upper Lake and takes you on a 14km trip through the Killarney valley, a trip unequalled in Ireland for scenic beauty. But how to actually describe it?
The fact that most of the great writer-visitors of the last 200 years have tried doesn't make the take any easier. You can almost fee them looking over your shoulder and saying, 'OK, we tried to capture it, now let's see how you get on!'. No powers of language are adequate to convey an idea of the wildness and variety of the view. Not a single habitation, not a trace of man's labour, can be discovered in any part of this vast amphitheatre, wrote on voyager through the Upper Lake in 1807. From the Upper Lake the boat descends to the Middle and Lower Lakes along the Long Range river past precipices and deep glens overhung with woods; each glen affords a channel to a mountain stream supplies a cascade. Many of these falls appear with inconceivable beauty sparkling through the trees.
Nothing has changed today. The Old Weir Bridge, the Meeting Of The Waters, Dinis Cottage, the splendour of Lough Leane. Describe it I can't - experience it you must!