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Itinerary

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.

Locations visited
Ross Castle
St. Mary's Cathedral
Killarney House Gardens
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Overview

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.

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Great time even in the rain

We enjoyed our ride & tour with Michael. He was entertaining & informative. It was a bit rainy & windy during part of our ride but he kept us dry & there were plenty of blankets for warmth. We enjoyed the experience. We highly recommend...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Fun, Relaxing and Scenic

Our family of 8 had a long day in a tour bus, so we all were looking forward to the fresh air. Raymond (our driver) and Precious (our horse) made our trip through the park to Ross Castle a delight! Raymond had us in stitches...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Lots of information about the trees along the ride

This brief ride from town to Ross Castle in Killarney National Park was very enjoyable. The driver was so knowledgeable and the scenery lovely.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Clancy was a hit!

This tour was lovely and entertaining. The kids got to hold the reins and keep Clancy moving! We made a short stop at Ross Castle which was charming as is everything in Killarney. The driver was so funny and so wonderful to the children that...More

Thank Joan P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Perfect way to see the National Park and learn the history of the area

We were pleasantly surprised at what this tour included. We booked this as kind of an afterthought, not having other plans for the morning. We were expecting a ride around the town with a little history, but instead it was a ride through the Killarney...More

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Catherine G
18 September 2018|
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Response from REBECCA H | Reviewed this property |
Our tour guide met us at Ross Castle and drove us back to our hotel. It was the same guide that took us to Kate Kearneys in the morning
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Judy B
18 August 2018|
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Response from emc1231 | Reviewed this property |
I agree, I think there was a step available.
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Ashlee G
22 July 2018|
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Response from ccook1717 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, no problem — l’d leave them in their carrier & there is room in the middle of the back bench seats either on the floor or on the bench seat!!
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