March 21, 2001
Besides saving my poor old body from the walk, the jaunting cars were a lot of fun. It is a small 2-wheeled cart that holds 3 people and is pulled by one horse. The scenery through the Gap of Dunloe is exquisite. I see why Ireland is known for its emerald beauty. We passed many farm animals grazing on the hillsides and a very occasional little farmhouse. The air was clean and crisp and the light rain enhanced the smell of fresh hay. One of the sites the locals seem to be very proud of is the waterfall where the Irish Spring soap commercial was filmed. Riding in the jaunting car down this pristine countryside was like stepping back in time. I can’t imagine that the trip is much different today than it was a hundred years ago.
There are brochures everywhere for tours of the Gap of Dunloe as well as several others that originate in Killarney and according to the folks in town we talked with they are all very similar. We picked the one that met our time needs.
From journal Treasures of Killarney