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Killarney Guided Walks

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Guided walks in Killarney National Park with a local guide who was born, and raised just across the road from it. I like to show people the hidden places off the beaten path along the lake shore with great views of the mountains. See wildlife like...more
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57 Lower New Street | outside O’sheas Funeral Home, Killarney V93 KX61, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a really nice walk through the national park. We started at ross castle. I saw a lot of places I wouldn't be able to find without Richard. However, I also learned a lot about the whole place. Richards dog, Roa, was with us...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Gortrua, Owner at Killarney Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The area around the 15th century Ross Castle is a great place to walk, and the Vikings came into the nearby lake Loch Léin about a thousand years ago. Maybe your ancestors were here as the Danes worked here in the ancient copper mines which...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great late morning walk through the national park with Richard, group and Rue. Saw wildlife and beautiful Mountain Views. Great way to spend a few hours in Killarney for a great price.More

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Gortrua, Owner at Killarney Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It was good to meet you and show you some of my favourite places in Killarney National Park, and of course the red deer showed up to take a look at us. I think one of those deer does guided tours to look at the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughters 9 and 11 went with James. Gorgeous scenery. I definitely could not have figured out where to go without him. He had a lot of useful local information. Very nice man and kind soul. Would recommend to anyone looking for an interesting walk...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Gortrua, Owner at Killarney Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It was very nice to meet you, and your two little daughters even if it was only a brief meeting as I couldn't go with you that day. James is certainly a great person to call on when I need someone to take my place...More

Reviewed January 31, 2019

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 February 3, 2019

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 January 31, 2019

Bhí lá an deas againn, mé féin is mo bhean is m'iníon. We enjoyed the lovely fine day on the lake day very much.This guided tour for Gaelic speakers was led by the most genial and knowledgeable guide Richard Clancy. The boatman was equally pleasant...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Gortrua, Owner at Killarney Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2019

Tá ana áthas orm ghur bhaineas taitneamh as an tsíulóid agus turas báid tamall ó shin. It adds an to the enjoyment of a tour of the National Park if you take a boat trip like we did on Loch Mhucrois then a walk through...More

Reviewed January 29, 2019 via mobile

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 February 3, 2019

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 January 19, 2019 via mobile

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 January 27, 2019

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

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

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

Reviewed October 25, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Gortrua, Owner at Killarney Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2018

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

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The climb of Irelands highest mountain starts at 9am finishes about 5. No sheer drops on the Heavenly Gates but there is a bit of scrambling involved on what is a sheep track but you are rewarded by great views of the... More