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Killarney National Park Tour provided by McCarthys Killarney Carriage Rides

Killarney National Park Tour

Killarney National Park Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
1h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 190809P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private transportation
  • On board commentary
Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Ross Castle
Duration
1h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We often pickup customers from their hotel so please email us if you have any additional info.
  • St. Mary's Cathedral, New St, Inch, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland Our usual pickup point is St.Marys Cathedral in Killarney. We often meet people here as there is free parking in the Cathedral carpark, However, pickup at your hotel is available at request.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private transportation
  • On board commentary
Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Ross Castle
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We often pickup customers from their hotel so please email us if you have any additional info.
  • St. Mary's Cathedral, New St, Inch, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland Our usual pickup point is St.Marys Cathedral in Killarney. We often meet people here as there is free parking in the Cathedral carpark, However, pickup at your hotel is available at request.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
1h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 14 Jul 2020
A note from Killarney National Park Tour
We regularly sanitize the carriage and have also fitted clear screens to separate the driver/guide from the customers. This is a measure to protect our customers and help provide a safe and enjoyable experience to all.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    St. Mary's Cathedral
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Ross Castle
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Killarney National Park
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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colleendavis2018
Western Ireland, Ireland3 contributions
Family
We were in Killarney for the weekend from Sligo and we came across Damien and molly. So we went for a ride on the carriage. It was one of the best 40 minutes spent. Damien went above and beyond to make it very enjoyable he is great craic and would keep you laughing even though the wind and rain was terrible. He kept getting out in the bad weather to take lovely photos. The photo I added was taken by Damien. He is a lovely genuine person who obviously loves his job and his horse Molly. Would definitely recommend this trip be sure to ask for Damien McCarthy if you are ever booking a trip on the carriage it's worth ever penny.
Written 9 March 2020
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Sean M
1 contribution
Couples
Damien our guide was Great! Provided lots of information and great conversation. It was raining our entire time in killarney, and this was a perfect little trip to see some of the park while also getting out of the rain for a bit. We were also greeted with blankets to keep us warm during our ride. Molly our horse was Beautiful and knew what she was doing(she doesn't like pot holes or puddles).
Written 28 June 2022
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coopernatalie
London, UK1 contribution
Family
The trip around the park was absolutely beautiful! We were shown the lakes and the mountains, along with being given lots of local history and knowledge.
The tour guide (Damien) was great as he knew a lot about the area and was very friendly. The kids loved him!
Written 14 February 2022
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DiscoverKillarney
Delighted to hear ye enjoyed the tour. Thanks for the kind review
Written 17 February 2022
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Marcos A R Filho
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions
Couples
It was a lovely ride, all the locations and vistas were amazing. The park was gorgeous and the elderly man who guided us through the whole tour and took photos was very very kind to us.
It was the first time me and my fiancee were in Killarney, that was in November 2021, and I remember it was a cloudy and windy day. We went to Killarney to stay at the glamping site and when we got to town and found out about the tour, we knew we had to give it a go.
We were probably one of the only couple to take the tour that day.
Later that day, We even saw and waved at the man who had taken us to the tour.
It was amazing. That made our short visit to Killarney even better. It's a day we won't forget.
I don't know if that kind elderly man will ever see this review, but if you do, thank you very much for that unforgettable tour.
Those two Brazilians on that quiet day of November were me (Marcos), and my fiancee (Ana).
It was a pleasure meeting you.
Written 7 January 2022
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Bianca P
4 contributions
Couples
My fiance and I randomly stumbled upon Damien and Molly as we were walking through the village. Damien was extremely friendly informing us about the time and price of his tours. The trip we took was 50€ for 50 minutes (more like 60) and it was totally worth it. Damien stopped in all the places worth seeing and even allowed us to hop out and have a walk around the Ross Castle. He took loads of photos with our phones and gave us the history of the park. 100% would recommend.
Written 24 July 2020
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Deady on tour
Kildare, Ireland4 contributions
Family
We were eyeing up a carriage trip and bumped into Damian and Molly. So glad we took the opportunity to do something like this. We were not long in killarney and everyone was tired from a day on the road travelling, but after we had fulfilled our promise to the kids of ice cream, we saw the beautiful Molly with her carriage and we came over to say Hi, Damian was super friendly and told the kids all about his horse (and the cows where their ice cream came from 😉).

We decided to seize the opportunity and go for a tour. So glad we did it there and then as Damian was a wealth of knowledge on all things Kerry and had some great tips for our few days plans and what to do and where to stop in etc.

Damian is passionate about his horse, family business and all things Kerry. A gent, and the kids felt comfortable right away. He even stopped to show our daughter the horse with the blue eye along the way.

The park is fantastic, I feel all setup for our next few days and know what I really want to see more of. The carriage was clean, with gel available. Being outdoors and seizing the rain free moment was great. Although Damian ensured us that he had umbrellas for the light drizzle and the carriage was a convertible if it got worse. We were happy to be in fresh Killarney air.

Beautiful spot complimented greatly by a knowledgeable tour and friendly tour guide. Keep up the great work!
Written 4 August 2020
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Emily K
Charlotte, NC1 contribution
Damian was a wonderful tour guide on our carriage ride with his beautiful horse Molly. We enjoyed his conversations, his knowledge of the area, and the ride he provided. It was a wonderful start to the day and we would highly recommend this family-run carriage company!
Written 7 July 2022
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Robin N
1 contribution
Our guide Damian was friendly and knowledgeable. Molly drew the carriage perfectly! The park was lovely, even in the winter and Damian made sure to show us all the important landmarks. Plus we thoroughly enjoyed visiting with him! Definitely put this tour on the to-do list!
Written 13 January 2022
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DiscoverKillarney
Thank you so much for your kind review!
Written 10 February 2022
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Islandgirlll
Dublin, Ireland12 contributions
Friends
Molly led us on a lovely excursion, we could never have covered so much of the beautiful park on foot. Our guide Damian was friendly and polite. He had good knowledge of the park history and the deer. An enjoyable experience, highly recommended.
Written 13 October 2021
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Shawn
4 contributions
We went on this tour with Damien & Molly. Damien was incredibly knowledgeable & provided blankets for us since it was chilly. He let us walk around the park for a bit before taking us back into town. He also took some photos for us & they turned out great! Parking was a bit difficult for us to find at first (the parking lot is free, but can get full) but Damien directed us to the right place & waited for us. Overall, I highly recommend the tour! It was a great way to spend some time in Ireland.
Written 12 February 2020
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DiscoverKillarney
Thanks for your kind review, I'm glad you enjoyed the tour. 😁
Written 25 February 2020
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Papadoc529
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A fun activity for couples or family
This is a fun experience and will give you opportunities to get some photographs of Ross castle reflected in the la
Bi-coaster
Bi-coaster
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An old fashioned way to experience nature!
Riding in a jaunting car is a novel and different way to experience the beauty and greenery in Killarney National P
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Q9036XBmariew
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Killarney Jaunting Carts
I would definitely recommend this tour. Damien was a wonderful tour guide. Had a nice visit as he shared with us fa
80briano
80briano
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Christmas jaunting cart to muckross abbey
Fantastic outing! We were collected from the Gleneagle Hotel and took a spin to Muckross Abbey with our two young c
mariancP3787LW
mariancP3787LW
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Fantastic trip
Before we left Killarney today we decided to take a ride on one of the jaunting cars. We were so lucky to stumble a
stephenhK4370EX
stephenhK4370EX
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Beautiful, relaxing ride
Damien was a wonderful guide. We had great conversation and a beautiful trip. Molly the horse was very sweet and le
kerrycoleman
kerrycoleman
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Great tour and Guide
Damien was a great guide! He was fun and easy to talk to and knew the history of the Muckross Abbey. His horse Padd
jeltsjeb2016
jeltsjeb2016
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Wonderfull experience
The guide was very friendly / joyfull and helpfull, he made the tour complete. He stopped at some places to go out
Ailis_93
Ailis_93
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Evening trip with Molly and Damien
We had a fabulous tour around Muckross Park, and stops along the way for deer spotting! Damien was friendly and ful
kristinab212
kristinab212
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So Nice We Went Twice!
Hands down this was our favorite thing we did on our entire trip to Ireland. We haven't stopped raving about it sin
patrickmQ6575AM
patrickmQ6575AM
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Trip to Muckross Abbey 3rd August
Great trip with Molly and Damien - collected and dropped at hotel. Definitely recommend Thanks again Damien P
EtraneSpero
EtraneSpero
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The most fun you will have in Ireland!
If you ever have the fortunate opportunity of finding yourself in Killarney, the most beaucolic mountain destinatio
MandMbear2468
MandMbear2468
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What a Great Xmas Experience
Great Choice! What a very enjoyable Xmas carriage trip we had, and the hot chocolate for the kids was a very fest
Rebeccak12456
Rebeccak12456
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Really enjoyable
The sleigh driver (Damien) was very polite and informative. I had a great trip around the town and got to see the b
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