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Guided Killarney National Park Walking Tour

From $11.51
  • 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
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Guided Killarney National Park Walking Tour
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Guided Killarney National Park Walking Tour
From $11.51
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 (157)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fun Walk

Richard and Rua took me on a walk through the national park. It was just me as it is the off-season so we did an informal tour and drove to the cooler spots of the park instead of just walking. Richard told me about the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Gortrua, Owner at Killarney Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Your time was limited so I wanted to show you as much as possible of some of the beautiful places in Killarney National Park. The flora like our Monterey Pine trees which grow better here than in their native California because of our wetter climate...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Highly Recommend

I had a wonderful walk with Rua and Richard this morning through the Killarney National Park. The weather did not disappoint by showing all four seasons and the walk had a lot of variety as well. I was able to take a lot of lovely...More

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

I am very happy that you enjoyed the walk so much, as I thought our changeable weather might spoil it. We got a taste of all four seasons in our two hour walk, and you seemed to enjoy the off the beaten path trails near...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Great walk with Richard and his dog Rua

Me and my husband chose to do the walking tour of the Killarney national park...it was the most beautiful and scenic 2 hours of my life . Our tour guide Mr.Richard was very friendly and very informative he also has a very friendly dog rua...More

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Gortrua, Owner at Killarney Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It was very nice to meet you both for our walk in Killarney National Park, and I suppose we are lucky to have such good weather this Winter. Our native red deer and the smaller breed of Sika are happy with the mild weather as...More

Reviewed December 30, 2018
Killarney Guided Walks

Richard's love of nature and his own friendly personality make the walks thoroughly enjoyable. His knowledge of the history of every corner of the park is something he is happy to share. It is a most uplifting experience, done at a relaxed pace so it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Gortrua, Owner at Killarney Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2019

I am delighted you enjoyed the walk so much its a labour of love for me. I love history as well but the emphasis is on the walk as I think the scenery speaks for itself. I like to mention though about the award winning...More

Reviewed November 13, 2018
How to see Killarney National Park - siúlóid álainn!

Most enjoyable, fun, informative and scenically magnificent! In other words, a highly recommended walk in Killarney National Park with a relaxed and very knowledgeable guide, Richard. Agus is cainteoir líofa Gaeilge é, rud a chuir leis an bpléisiúr! The walk starts near the cathedral, so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Gortrua, Owner at Killarney Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2018

Yes I agree with you that was a very enjoyable day the sun was shining, and It was great to converse in our native language. Bhí ana áthas orm faoi sin agus tá súil agam go mbeidh deis eile agat teacht go dtí an taobh...More

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June 1, 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.