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MacGillycuddy's Reeks Ireland 3600px

MacGillycuddy's Reeks Ireland 3600px

A panoramic view of some epic light at MacGillycuddy's Reeks - as seen from Moll’s Gap. Moll's Gap is on the popular “Ring of Kerry” tourist route, and offers views of the MacGillycuddy's Reeks mountains. The rocks at Moll's gap are formed of Old Red Sandstone, which are small quartz grains laid down over 350 million years ago; unlike most of the Old Red Sandstone around Killarney which is stained red by iron oxide, the rock at Moll's gap is stained green by chlorite. Moll's Gap is named after Moll Kissane, who ran a shebeen (an unlicensed public house) in the 1820s, while the road was under construction. Like the nearby Gap of Dunloe, Moll's Gap is an example of a "glacial breach", where a 500 meter deep glacier in the Black Valley broke through Moll's Gap 25,000 years ago during Ireland's last ice age.

Macgillycudy's Reeks from the Upper Loughs in Killarney, County Kerry. Macgillycuddy's Reeks, Purple Mountain & The Gap of Dunloe, Killarney,County Kerry, Ireland