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Killarney Guided Walks

Killarney, Ireland
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About Killarney Guided Walks
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 our red, and sika deer or even climb Irelands highest mountain. Rua my friendly red setter likes to come along on many of the walks. Irish language friendly I also speak some Spanish, and a little Italian.
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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.
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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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Response from Gortrua, Owner at Killarney Guided Walks
Responded Mar 27, 2020
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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Richard guided my 15 year old daughter and I on a series of hikes/scrambles throughout Killarney National Park. We emailed Richard about a month prior to our visit with details on the type of scenery we would like to see and he customized a 3 hour hike for us (complete with
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Response from Gortrua, Owner at Killarney Guided Walks
Responded Mar 4, 2020
It was lovely to meet you both, and I enjoyed the hike so much myself that I would love to do it again tomorrow. We had a good share of rain before you arrived, but that showed the waterfalls at their best. The weather was lovely, and we were lucky to see the two wild goats even though its usually deer we see. I always love to call to where my grand mother lived an old cottage now in ruins surrounded by oak woodland. Thanks for walking with me, and writing a great review. Slán go fóill (bye a while)
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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 Killarney Guided Walks
Responded Jan 24, 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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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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Response from Gortrua, Owner at Killarney Guided Walks
Responded Jan 16, 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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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 Killarney Guided Walks
Responded Jan 10, 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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