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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 according to your needs.

The tour includes stories of local history, including how the cathedral was once used as a shelter during the great famine. Deenagh Lodge, a historic gate lodge, is now a popular seasonal tea room.

As you explore the national park on foot, witness red deer grazing in the fields and 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.

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Knockreer Estate
St. Mary's Cathedral
Killarney National Park
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Follow in the footsteps of a local guide for this private walking tour in Killarney National Park. The tour length and itinerary can be customized according to your needs and all walks include seeing a beautiful vista of the lake and mountains. Go off the beaten path with Rua, the friendly red setter, tagging along.

  • Private tour with an itinerary that can be customized
  • Go off the beaten path in Killarney National Park
  • Led by a local guide
  • Learn about local history
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Beautiful walk and introduction to Killarney

Richard and his dog ...both knowledgeable natives..led us on a beautiful walk by/around the lake on a beautiful, warm sunny day. We explored "secret" trails that led us by the famous local red deer and even the almost extinct black cows now protected in the...More

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

Yes we were very fortunate this year to have a lot of sunny weather, and I could walk in places which would normally be part of the lake. Its always good to see our magnificent red deer especially in a natural setting like the woodlands...More

Reviewed 11 August 2018

The view is exactly what you love in Ireland. Definitely my best experience. The kids loved it, you need good shoes but it's not too physical and totally worth it. The guides were welcoming and the dogs stayed away from those who were scared.More

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Gortrua, Owner at Killarney Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Delighted to learn that you enjoyed the guided walk so much here in Killarney National Park. Rua my friendly red setter loves people, and usually gives them a welcome at the start of the walk but leaves them alone after that as she gets interested...More

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Ireland's Finest

My two friends and I had been expecting a meager to tour to coincide with the low price of 10 euros. To our delight, Richard and his furry companion far exceeded our expectations. As a multicultural group of young backpackers, Richard made us feel so...More

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Gortrua, Owner at Killarney Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

I should be thanking you, and your two friends for what was a memorable time spent around the lakes here in the National Park. We had beautiful weather for a few weeks at that stage so the fact that the lake level was low meant...More

Reviewed 25 July 2018
Knowledgeable and Fun

Richard customized a walk for our group of 5 on July 15th. He was enjoyable to be with and was full of interesting first-hand lore and history. We were particularly keen on seeing wildlife and Richard and his sweet dog, Rua, took us off the...More

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Gortrua, Owner at Killarney Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

it was another lovely day the sun stayed out all day but we were shaded by the trees for much of the walk. Its nice to have them old oak, and lime (linden) trees especially when the weather is hot. I could see that you...More

Reviewed 24 July 2018
Incredible tour off the beaten path

On July 13th we took a tour of the park with Richard and his canine companion Rua. It was one of the best decisions of our trip in Ireland! We got to see so many lovely glades and beaches in the park that we wouldn't...More

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Gortrua, Owner at Killarney Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

It was great to meet you, and do what I love showing people some lovely areas of Killarney National Park which they would be unlikely to find by themselves. The weather was lovely like it has been all this Summer, and it was lovely to...More

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1 June 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.
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