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Guided Killarney National Park Walking Tour provided by Killarney Guided Walks

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Guided Killarney National Park Walking Tour

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Overview
Killarney National Park, with its rugged landscape, Lakes of Killarney, and the McGillycuddy Reeks Mountain Range, is Ireland’s oldest national park. Follow in the footsteps of a local guide on this private walking tour, which can be customized in length and itinerary according to your needs. Go off the beaten path with Rua, the friendly red setter, tagging along. All walks include vistas of the lake and mountains.
Highlights
  • Private Killarney National Park tour can be customized to your needs
  • Follow your guide off the beaten path in Ireland’s oldest national park
  • A local guide adds to the experience
  • Learn area history as you take in scenic lake and mountain views
What to Expect
Meet your guide across from St. Mary’s Cathedral outside O’Shea’s Funeral Home for this walking tour of Killarney National Park. Led by a private guide, this tour can be lengthened and customized to your needs. As you walk, your guide shares local history, including how St. Mary’s Cathedral was once used as a shelter during the great famine. You might stop at the nearby Deenagh Lodge, a historic gate lodge, now a popular seasonal tea room. As you explore the national park on foot, look for red deer grazing in the fields take in the sweeping mountain and lake views. Led by a local guide, this off the beaten path tour has a mascot in Rua, the friendly red setter.
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Important Information
Duration
2h
Inclusions
  • Special footwear not required, but if you have walking boots you are advised to wear them
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kelly P wrote a review 26 Mar
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Richard was a lovely guide who took us to some nice spots along the lake while informing us of local history. I definitely recommend him if you want a local's view of Killarney. He very kindly took some photos of us as well. Rua was a little too tired to join us that day, but
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Date of experience: March 2020
Response from Gortrua, Owner at Guided Killarney National Park Walking Tour
Responded 2 days ago
Yes Rua my red setter guide was tired that morning so only walked a short distance with us. We were lucky to get some nice Spring weather to walk around the shores of Loch Léin in the nice natural woodland of old oak, beech, holly, and other native trees. Thanks very much for walking with me ,and writing a great review. Slán go fóill (bye a while)
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Tracy S wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We spent a lovely two hours in the fabulous Killarney National Park in the company of Richard and Rua his faithful, friendly and very lovable dog. A splendid place and would recommend Richards knowledge of the area; an enriching experience all round! We thoroughly enjoyed
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Response from Gortrua, Owner at Guided Killarney National Park Walking Tour
Responded 24 Jan 2020
It was lovely to meet you, and enjoy a relaxing walk in the lovely Winter sunshine. For me it was educational as I always learn something when I meet people especially about their home places. It was not a day for swimming in Loch Léin the largest lake in Killarney National Park, but at least the curious red deer kept an eye on us. There is a lot more to see lots of lovely walks so I hope you get a chance to return, and thanks for the great review. Slán go fóill (bye a while)
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Cassidy Z wrote a review Jan 2020
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Richard was very friendly and knowledgeable, and we had a wonderful time together. I strongly recommend taking a tour with him! 我的导游Richard人非常好,也很了解爱尔兰历史,他带我们在森里公园里走了一圈,还回答了很多我们的问题。
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from Gortrua, Owner at Guided Killarney National Park Walking Tour
Responded 16 Jan 2020
It was lovely to meet you, and show you some of the places I love in Killarney National Park. We were lucky to get some Winter sunshine at the 15th century Ross Castle on the shores of Loch Léin the last castle to fall to Cromwellian troops in the south of Ireland back in 1652. Some red deer also showed their faces to us which is something I always like to see. Thanks for walking with me, and please return sometime soon. Slán go fóill (bye a while)
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Samantha F wrote a review Jan 2020
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Richard picked us (24M 24F) up with his car. We started our tour at the Ross Castle. Beautiful views from the start. It is clear that he has much experience and knows many details about the park and flora/fauna in general. There is a forest with many beautiful trees and great
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Response from Gortrua, Owner at Guided Killarney National Park Walking Tour
Responded 10 Jan 2020
Yes its a lovely place to walk the woodlands near the 15th century Ross Castle on the shores of Loch Léin, and lake which is about six miles long. Its connected to the Atlantic Ocean by the River Laune, and the Vikings knew this route very well. The remains of the old copper mines are still to be seen, and some of them were referred to as the Danish Mines so the Vikings must have worked there in times past. The mines were in existence for some four thousand years before closing in 1828. Anyway thanks for the great review, and if you don't find a bronze axe on your next visit maybe a lump of copper will be good enough. Slán go fóill (bye a while).
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Karim wrote a review Jan 2020
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Richard was a terrific guide. He took us all the way around the park and well off the beaten path. He even sang for us! I highly recommend a tour with him.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from Gortrua, Owner at Guided Killarney National Park Walking Tour
Responded 9 Jan 2020
Thanks very much for your great review, and glad you enjoyed the walk so much. I was doing something I enjoy walking in the Killarney National Park, and I like to get off the beaten path to some of the most interesting places around Loch Léin. I hope you get the chance to return some day as there is lots of great walking trails in the area. Slán go fóill (bye a while)
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Kelly P
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Great tour with a local
Richard was a lovely guide who took us to some nice spots along the lake while informing us of local history. I
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burbanek
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Amazing Hike
Richard guided my 15 year old daughter and I on a series of hikes/scrambles throughout Killarney National Park.
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Tracy S
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Lovely guided walk on a beautiful sunny January day
We spent a lovely two hours in the fabulous Killarney National Park in the company of Richard and Rua his
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Cassidy Z
10
A great experience!
Richard was very friendly and knowledgeable, and we had a wonderful time together. I strongly recommend taking a
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Samantha F
20
Excellent!
Richard picked us (24M 24F) up with his car. We started our tour at the Ross Castle. Beautiful views from the
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Karim
10
Perfect way to see the park
Richard was a terrific guide. He took us all the way around the park and well off the beaten path. He even sang
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TD Cooney
Kirkland, Washington
20
National Park Walk
We booked Richard accidentally for Monday instead of Sunday, yet Richard was gracious enough to meet us at our
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jchow06
Los Angeles, California
10
Perfect Morning in Killarney
Our guide’s name was Richard and he brought along his sweet dog named Rua. My husband and I only booked a 2 hour
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Heather T
Interlachen, Florida
52
Wonderful
Mike was an amazing guide. The park is breathtaking. Mike was very informative and nice to just chat with. We got
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dot2277
20
Experienced guide with intimate details of Killarney history, flora and fauna.
Richard gave us very good insight into the history behind the buildings of killarney and the surroundings and
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