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Killarney Guided Walks

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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Richard's love of nature and his own friendly personality make the walks thoroughly enjoyable. His knowledge of the history of every corner of the park is something he is happy to share. It is a most uplifting experience, done at a relaxed pace so it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Gortrua, Owner at Killarney Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am delighted you enjoyed the walk so much its a labour of love for me. I love history as well but the emphasis is on the walk as I think the scenery speaks for itself. I like to mention though about the award winning...More

Reviewed 13 November 2018

Most enjoyable, fun, informative and scenically magnificent! In other words, a highly recommended walk in Killarney National Park with a relaxed and very knowledgeable guide, Richard. Agus is cainteoir líofa Gaeilge é, rud a chuir leis an bpléisiúr! The walk starts near the cathedral, so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Gortrua, Owner at Killarney Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2018

Yes I agree with you that was a very enjoyable day the sun was shining, and It was great to converse in our native language. Bhí ana áthas orm faoi sin agus tá súil agam go mbeidh deis eile agat teacht go dtí an taobh...More

Reviewed 25 October 2018

Richard made for a delightful morning as we walked through Killarney National Park, along with Rua who just added to the fun! Richard was knowledgeable of the history of the area, as well as the plant and animal life in the park. He also takes...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Gortrua, Owner at Killarney Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

If you wanted to get some good photos of your travels the backdrop of Killarney National Park is a great place to be. I love history in particular local stuff but the emphasis of course is a nice leisurely walk to get good views of...More

Reviewed 5 October 2018

I had hoped to be able to meet up for the daily walk that starts at 11, but our scheduled arrival wasn't until after 12, so we arranged to meet Richard for a private guided walk in the Killarney National park later that afternoon. Richard...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Gortrua, Owner at Killarney Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

Yes Rua my red setter is a hard act to follow as she is a high energy dog even though she is nearly thirteen years old. The real hero of the day though was your beloved wife who showed true grit in getting to the...More

Reviewed 15 September 2018

My first time climbing Carrantwohill and had a wonderful day as a group of mixed ages under the guidance of Richard who encouraged us to do it in our stride, and amazing to reach the summit and explore the beautiful view from Ireland's highest mountain....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Gortrua, Owner at Killarney Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Yes that was a great day the early morning rain cleared away, and we saw plenty of waterfalls during the climb. I was very proud that you all completed the climb and we were rewarded with great views from the summit of the Dingle Peninsula,...More

Reviewed 15 September 2018

Richard guided us to the top of Ireland's highest mountain, via the Devil's Ladder. Tough but had a great sense of achievement. The day started out misty, but Richard was patient and knowledgeable, we dallied for ten minutes and the sun came out. We returned...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Gortrua, Owner at Killarney Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Yes that was a great day out the heavy rain that we had early in the morning cleared away and we were rewarded by waterfalls in many places during our climb. I was delighted that everyone completed the climb as for some it was their...More

Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

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 6 September 2018

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 2 September 2018 via mobile

The scenery is beautiful and Richard and Rua are excellent guides: friendly and full of information. I would reccomend this walk to anyone: as myself, my 6 and 11 year old all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thank you, Richard & Rua.More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Gortrua, Owner at Killarney Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

I love to see children enjoying the attractions of Killarney National Park a welcome change from the phones, and computers of the modern world. Your two children certainly were full of energy, and enthusiasm seemed to enjoy the walk along the lake shore. We were...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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Gortrua, Owner at Killarney Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

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 6 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were guided through Killarney National Park by Richard and it was our favorite guided tour of our trip! He was very knowledgeable of the area and brought along the best helper, his dog! We definitely recommend!!More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Gortrua, Owner at Killarney Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review, and I am very happy to learn it was your favourite guided tour. Rua my four legged friend is certainly a great addition she likes to lead the way on all the walks,...More

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The climb of Irelands highest mountain starts at 9am finishes about 5. No sheer drops on the Heavenly Gates but there is a bit of scrambling involved on what is a sheep track but you are rewarded by great views of the... More
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