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Killarney Guided Walks
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Guided Killarney National Park Walking Tour
Ranked #12 of 49 Tours in Killarney
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
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“Great fun!”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

Myself and my sister are just back from a 3 day break in Killarney and this was the highlight of our trip. Richard picked us up on foot from our hotel and we all walked across the road to enter the national park. The weather was fabulous which helps. We were a group of 6 plus Richard and Rua. He took us off the beaten track for almost 2 and a half hours. We laughed from start to finish and because our group was small we all chatted with each other, everyone was lovely and good fun. I would highly recommend doing this tour. If you stay in muckross hotel like we did, it's free. I believe he tailors the walk to suit the age and ability of the group. He had a great knowledge of the plantlife. Wear long trousers and walking shoes. You'll love Rua his red setter.

Visited September 2012
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Sterling, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Laid Back, Informal, and Fun!”
Reviewed September 8, 2012

My fiance and I have been in Ireland for a few weeks now (studying abroad) and this is certainly the best 9 Euro we've spent so far! Richard and Rua (His dog/co-guide) took us exactly where we wanted to go with no hurry or stress put on any of the members of our small entourage. This is definitely worth the time and very small amount of money spent. Bring your camera.

Visited September 2012
Thank Ryan D
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
“Enchanting journey through Killarney National Park”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

To anyone who is embarking on their journey to Killarney, there is no better place to see than Killarney National Park. Guided by the charming and expert Richard (Gaelgoir) and his loyal companion Rua, you are sure to be transported out of this world to get in touch with nature and our origins. Despite the trails being a good indicator of the main historical sites, the park is vast (over 10,000 hectares). Richard is a local man with a great depth and breadth of knowledge. He will take you off the beaten track to the most beautiful of locations and will even speak Irish to you! I was not only relaxed and refreshed after our walk, but I had also acquired some bushcraft skills and knowledge!! Like how to spot the previous presence of deer, the types of animals which live in harmony and out of harmony in the park. The various flowers, trees and plants growing there-their names, form, use and history. Truly remarkable stuff Richard!! I will be back for certain :)

Visited August 2012
Thank Meggan K
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Letterkenny, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2012

What a great feeling it was to step onto the summit of Carrantuohill under the careful guidance of Richard Clancy, an experienced hill walker and native Irish speaker of the area. Richard generously agreed to give of his time and guide me to the summit and back safely to the bottom and we were accompanied by his loyal companion - his red setter - aptly named 'Rua'. He is a most knowlegeable guide and gave me time to climb at my own pace. B'iontact an deis la a chaitheamh le cainteoir duchais Gaeilge agus fior bhlas Gaeilge na haite aige. Ni bheadh leisc ar bith orm Risteard a mholadh mar treorai d'aon duine no d'aon ghrupa. Na dean dearmad ar Rua! Mo mhile bhuiochase a Risteard. R, Leitir Ceanainn.

Visited August 2012
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Lyon, France
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61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Possibly the best two (actually it was closer to three) hours we've spent in the Emerald Isle.”
Reviewed August 17, 2012 via mobile

We went on an improvised jaunt exploring the park and natural areas just outside of Killarney with our guides who were, in effect, our locally born hiking partners. The pace, the route, the detours, and even the conversation was all custom-tailored to us. We left our guides at the meeting point feeling like we had gone on a great stroll with longtime friends from Killarney. There was no script. In the best way possible, we never felt like we were on a tour. It was more like we spent quality time soaking in and experiencing the Killarney lakefront. If you have to choose one thing to do in Killarney, this needs to be on your short list!

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