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Jaunting Car Tour to Ross Castle from Killarney
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Jaunting Car Tour to Ross Castle from Killarney

By Killarney Jaunting Cars Tangney Tours
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If you’re someone who loves history and prefers to plan ahead, book your Killarney horse-and-carriage tour in good time. With multiple departures spread across the day, choose the slot that suits you best. Then let your knowledgeable “jaunting car” driver guide you through town—the old-fashioned way.
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Duration: 1h
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Highlights
  • Explore Killarney in a traditional Irish horse and carriage (“jaunting car”)
  • See the 15th-century tower house of Ross Castle and look for native red deer
  • Learn about Killarney’s history and culture from your carriage driver
  • Choose the perfect time to suit your travel plans

  • Professional driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Entry/Admission - Killarney National Park
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What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Ross Castle

Greet your driver at the Malton Hotel in central Killarney—and pet the horse, if you’d like. Climb aboard and relax as you trot through the town and your driver points out landmarks. Pass St. Mary’s Cathedral, a charming thatched cottage, and Killarney House Gardens before you clip-clop into Killarney National Park. The country’s last herd of native red deer frequent the deer park, so keep your eyes peeled as you admire the misty mountains across the lake. As you approach Ross Castle, a 15th-century tower house, your carriage driver will tell you tales of its heroic past. Enjoy a photo stop here before you return to the tour's starting point.

Start:
  • Great Southern Killarney, Town Centre, Avenue, Killarney, Co. Kerry, V93 R866, Ireland
    Your Killarney Jaunting Car will start from The Great Southern Hotel on the East Avenue road. This start point is located beside Killarney Train Station and Killarney Outlet Shopping centre. There is car parking in this area.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 16620P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 16620P1

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    • Town Centre, Avenue, Killarney, Co. Kerry, V93 R866, Ireland
      Your Killarney Jaunting Car will start from The Great Southern Hotel on the East Avenue road. This start point is located beside Killarney Train Station and Killarney Outlet Shopping centre. There is car parking in this area.
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      St. Mary's Cathedral
      Killarney House Gardens
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    About the operator
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    • Killarney Jaunting Cars Tangney Tours
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    • PerkinsvilleIN
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      By far one of my favorite things we did in Ireland.
      We had perfect weather for our Jaunting Car ride through the park. Our driver was part if the family and very informed about the area and different areas in the park as well as the history of his families company. We had a great time.
      Written July 11, 2024
    • sbcucinotta
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highlight Of Our Vacation!
      This The Gap of Dunloe Adventure & Lakes of Killarney Day Tour was the highlight of our 10 day vacation! It was run very well from the first point of contact at at Ross Castle wooden bridge. I do not know the name of our Jaunting Car driver, but his horse was Mickey Mouse. He talked "Horse" language to Mickey Mouse the whole ride. Excellent day! Next we boarded a boat with Rory! Rory was an excellent guide with lots of knowledge about the lakes, rivers and wildlife! Very fun day with Killarney Jaunting Cars and their Gap of Dunloe Adventure & Lakes of Killarney Day Tour!!
      Written June 28, 2024
    • Skiahlc
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing ride followed by fabulous pizza!!
      The Jaunting Car Tour was a lovely, relaxing ride through the Park. Our driver, Johnny, was very entertaining and knowledgeable of the area. Were dropped off at the Craft Brewery afterwards for the BEST Pizza I've had in a long time (Craft Beer was great too!))
      Written June 24, 2024
    • PAdixie
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      A fun time!!
      We did the jaunting car, in Killarney, which is a two wheeled carriage drawn by a single horse with a driver in front. It was a beautiful sunny day for the trip and the drive through the park was beautiful with an entertaining and knowledgeable driver. Throughout the park we saw beautiful flowers and even a couple of small deer. If the weather is cooler blankets are supplied for your comfort. I would recommend it to anyone if you are in the area.
      Written June 3, 2024
    • mkearns515
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      The crowd from Scart.
      A fantastic experience- Vishnu was exceptional, hilarious, entertaining, charming and extremely knowledgable of Killarney. He really made our trip one to remember- cannot recommend highly enough.
      Written June 2, 2024
    • Y8631JQchrish
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      Great Ride
      The ride was fabulous and our guide Michael was fantastic. He took us throught the park and to the castle. He was informative, friendly and funny. Vinny the horse was great too. A trip we'll worth the value.
      Written May 13, 2024
    • 529adrielw
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      Fantastic and Entertaining Ride Through Killarney National Park
      We had a great time on our jaunting car ride through Killarney National Park on Monday, May 6th. Vishnu drove our car pulled by Casey the horse. Vishnu was fun and funny! He gave us a list of great restaurant options for dinner and shared his extensive knowledge of Killarney and the park. We also got to talk about horses! I highly recommend taking a jaunting car tour from Killarney Jaunting Cars! If you're lucky you'll get Vishnu and Casey!
      Written May 13, 2024
    • TIpperGee13
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      Must do in Killarney!
      What an amazing 90 mins we had with James and his house Megan We were travelling with two small boys and James was super kind and caring with them and really did not mind their many questions and occasional over excitement. The jaunt around the National Park was so lovely even on a gloomy rainy day in April. The deer were a real treat to see in the wild. The stop at Ross Castle was really lovely too. Short and sweet. HIghly recommend if you are visiting Killarney. We picked the ride up from outside the Outlet Centre/Southern Hotel
      Written May 7, 2024
    • jmrtwil
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      Jaunting with Michael
      We did a jaunting car tour around the Killarney National Park. We started and finished at Ross Castle. We struck gold with the combination of Michael and Jessie the horse. The rain clouds cleared and the sun came out at just the right time. Michael had some interesting and humorous banter including local history and plant identification. A very well spent 3/4's of an hour.
      Written April 30, 2024
    • Ashley R
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      Wow! A must do!
      Wow! This is a must do when visiting Killarney! Not only was the tour beautiful but the guide/ driver was AMAZING! He was very knowledgeable and fun, you could also tell how well the horse is loved and cared for.
      Written April 13, 2024
    • Barb g
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      Great fun in the jaunting cars
      Michael was informative and entertaining Park was beautiful and the whole experience was great fun. The jaunting cars were comfortable and blankets were offered for the ride. It was a sunny but chilly day.
      Written April 3, 2024
    • Getaway34162169472
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      Our Favorite Experience
      My husband and I went with two of our daughters to Ireland and saw so many things and all agreed the jaunty car ride was our favorite. The guide was Louis and his horse Sweetie. Louis was funny and quick with stories and information we will always remember. “ABC” was used throughout our trip. We wouldn’t have made the ride at all without Laura who went above and beyond to make sure we made it. Thank you Louis! Highly recommend this company!
      Written April 3, 2024
    • L7103ZThenryk
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      Enjoyable Jaunty Ride
      Very interesting and enjoyable tour through part of Killarney National Park. Enjoyed the scenery and the stop at Ross Castle. Jarvey was very hospitable. Visitors to Killarney should experience this.
      Written March 28, 2024
    • rebeccad763
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      One of a kind company with a heart!
      Let me first start by setting the scene: two older Americans driving only 2.1 miles missing turns rerouting to finally come upon an office with horses nearby. It’s raining we go in to check in only to find out we had booked with a different company! My heart sank a bit but…. They absolutely made it happen for us! The office gals let us park there at the office, arranged a driver Cal and horse Trixie to come and take us on this tour my heart was so set on. Not many establishments would do this and I was deeply touched by it. Thanks to everyone in that company who worked together to make this happen! It truly was awesome!!!
      Written March 16, 2024
    • Jason F
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      Best Tour in Killarney
      We had an absolute blast with Paul and our lovely horse Benson. The wool blankets are a plus and we took it at the perfect time as it was raining all day. The service is informative, comfortable, and beautiful. Paul was an absolute riot. This is definitely something that you should do to tour parts of the National Park.
      Written March 6, 2024
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    Robert R
    Yakima, WA105 contributions
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    Oct 2022
    The wind and rain did nothing to dampen the fabulous experience with Shamus guiding us through the fall weather to Ross Castle through the park. Historical information and his sense of humor truly helped us enjoy our Killarney experience. I hope everyone can experience the deer sightings and the changes in the weather as we did. It was fun, entertaining, and well worth our time.
    Written October 26, 2022
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    Bill A
    Islamorada, FL55 contributions
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    Oct 2021
    On our last full day in Killarney, we accepted Patrick's offer to take a ride with his "boss" Molly, and we are so glad we did. Patrick was gracious enough to wait for us to get our things and take the last ride of the day, after all the other horses had packed it in. Patrick was friendly, informative and very funny.
    He shared with us the history of the park, identified plants, trees, and wildlife, and even shared some personal stories of his own life and family here in Killarney. He owns two other horses, and we highly recommend taking a ride with Patrick if you are staying in Killarney.
    Written October 5, 2021
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    Keith K
    Galway, Ireland3 contributions
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    Jul 2022
    I brought my daughter to Killarney this weekend, and our one-hour Jaunting Car trip was the highlight of the whole weekend for her and me! "Moody" Judy our horse has been the talk of the entire weekend. Our guide Eoghan was very knowledgeable and great with my 9-year-old daughter as he taught her about Killarney and made her laugh. I Couldn't recommend this Killarney Jaunting Cars enough!
    Written July 25, 2022
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    Bill j
    Hillsborough, NC59 contributions
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    We could hear the drivers in the carts in front and behind us regaling their passengers with stories and jokes. Our driver said basically nothing the whole time. I asked a couple of questions, which he briefly and politely answered, and the back to silence. Another passenger looked at me and said, “we got in the wrong wagon.” The 15 minute visit to Ross Castle grounds was short but ok. Overall it was a big disappointment.
    Written June 12, 2024
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    Maureen W
    San Antonio, TX25 contributions
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    Kevin was an amazing driver. He has a great knowledge of local history and the park. He was a storyteller in the repeating of Ross Castle history. Visitors love hearing tales of folklore, legends and history. Dusty had returned to service after the Covid break and what a beautiful equine. She was so friendly at the end. Highly recommend Kevin and his tour
    Written July 29, 2022
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    Departure435980
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    Oct 2023 • Family
    We had an amazing ride through the Killarney National Park with our driver pointing out the native fauna as well as introduced plants to the park. He also told us the story of how the park had been donated by a family from Killarney to preserve the green space. We saw the wildlife, the lake and of course Ross Castle. There were also a few of Irelands native deer-the red deer plus a smaller Japanese Sika deer, roaming the woods too. It was a very peaceful and enjoyable ride for all of us plus he made sure to stop at great spots for many wonderful photos!
    Written October 12, 2023
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    Mike B
    Mineral, VA996 contributions
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    Sep 2023 • Friends
    One of our tour excursions during our coach tour stop in Killarney, was to take a jaunting car ride, through Killarney National Park, and out to where to see Ross Castle. It was an awesome experience, through a beautiful park. But what made the trip the best experience, was our jarvie (guide), who called himself "Magic Mike". He was full of information, telling stories and explaining things we were seeing, pretty much the entire time we were touring. This one was included in our tour, so I'm not sure what it would cost to do it. But whatever it is, it would be worth it. It's a couple hours you will thoroughly enjoy.
    Written September 24, 2023
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    Eileen D
    Saint Louis, MO86 contributions
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    May 2024 • Family
    I can't say enough about the company. From the moment I began making inquiries, everyone was helpful, patient and thorough, especially Laura. We had a party of 9 who needed different tours, 5 of us across the Gap and over the lakes, and 4 who merely wished to go up the Gap and back from Kate Kearney's cottage. Communication was flawless. Everyone was waiting for us just as promised- since the first party had 3 separate guides. All were knowledgeable, friendly and thorough. The tours were comfortable, safe and exciting. The Gap is a place you don't want to miss, and if you can see it with Killarney Jaunting Cars.
    Written May 13, 2024
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    P B
    Hitchin, UK6 contributions
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    Killarney Jaunty car tours is a must when visiting the area. Our daughter absolutely loved it and great memories were created. The driver Mike was great and very informative and the horse Casey was very placid and loved to pose for pictures.

    The tour operator was excellent and very kindly rebooked my tour last minute when I realised I had booked the wrong date.

    A warning as there are other tour operators who are not as good and their poor feedback can sometimes be wrongly attributed to Killarney Jaunty tours. Please ONLY book through Killarney Jaunty tours as they are unrivalled in price but more importantly offer a much better experience.
    Written August 31, 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Thank you for your great review and we really appreciate such kind words. We strive to ensure from time of booking to saying good bye to us, that the experience our guests receive is 110%. We are delighted your daughter had a fun time and yes Casey loves having his picture taken!!! We hope we can welcome you back to Killarney again sometime. Take Care
    Written September 1, 2020
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    seniortraveler1248
    Tuttle, Oklahoma24 contributions
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    Johnny was our driver and Sue was the power for our journey! Johnny was very informative and Sue was experienced on what way to go. This was a most enjoyable excursion. I highly recommend that anyone traveling to Killarney take time to enjoy this ride through the beautiful countryside!
    Written August 22, 2023
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