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Guided Killarney National Park Walking Tour

  • 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
Guided Killarney National Park Walking Tour
From US$11.54
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Guided Killarney National Park Walking Tour
From US$11.54

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.

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.

Reviews (151)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Beautiful views with knowledgeable guide

Richard made for a delightful morning as we walked through Killarney National Park, along with Rua who just added to the fun! Richard was knowledgeable of the history of the area, as well as the plant and animal life in the park. He also takes...More

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Gortrua, Owner at Killarney Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

If you wanted to get some good photos of your travels the backdrop of Killarney National Park is a great place to be. I love history in particular local stuff but the emphasis of course is a nice leisurely walk to get good views of...More

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Tough to keep up with Rua

I had hoped to be able to meet up for the daily walk that starts at 11, but our scheduled arrival wasn't until after 12, so we arranged to meet Richard for a private guided walk in the Killarney National park later that afternoon. Richard...More

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Gortrua, Owner at Killarney Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Yes Rua my red setter is a hard act to follow as she is a high energy dog even though she is nearly thirteen years old. The real hero of the day though was your beloved wife who showed true grit in getting to the...More

Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile
Beautiful walk and introduction to Killarney

Richard and his dog ...both knowledgeable natives..led us on a beautiful walk by/around the lake on a beautiful, warm sunny day. We explored "secret" trails that led us by the famous local red deer and even the almost extinct black cows now protected in the...More

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Gortrua, Owner at Killarney Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Yes we were very fortunate this year to have a lot of sunny weather, and I could walk in places which would normally be part of the lake. Its always good to see our magnificent red deer especially in a natural setting like the woodlands...More

Reviewed 11 August 2018

The view is exactly what you love in Ireland. Definitely my best experience. The kids loved it, you need good shoes but it's not too physical and totally worth it. The guides were welcoming and the dogs stayed away from those who were scared.More

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Gortrua, Owner at Killarney Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Delighted to learn that you enjoyed the guided walk so much here in Killarney National Park. Rua my friendly red setter loves people, and usually gives them a welcome at the start of the walk but leaves them alone after that as she gets interested...More

Reviewed 31 July 2018
Ireland's Finest

My two friends and I had been expecting a meager to tour to coincide with the low price of 10 euros. To our delight, Richard and his furry companion far exceeded our expectations. As a multicultural group of young backpackers, Richard made us feel so...More

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Gortrua, Owner at Killarney Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

I should be thanking you, and your two friends for what was a memorable time spent around the lakes here in the National Park. We had beautiful weather for a few weeks at that stage so the fact that the lake level was low meant...More

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2 June 2018|
Response from Gortrua | Property representative |
I have a two hour walk every morning at 11am in Killarney National Park great scenery, wildlife like our red deer plenty of stories, and history as well if you want it. Sorry for delay in responding.