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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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57 Lower New Street | outside O’sheas Funeral Home, Killarney V93 KX61, Ireland
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+353 87 639 4362
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Gortrua, Owner at Killarney Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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 1 week ago

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

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Gortrua, Owner at Killarney Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 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 2 weeks ago 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

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

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

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Gortrua, Owner at Killarney Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 5 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 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

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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

Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Richard managed to maintain our 19 teenagers' attention throughout the afternoon, introducing them to the red deer, the cinnabar moth and the dancing rock! We had a beautiful glimpse of irish nature and Richard made us feel both comfortable and sporty! We hope to meet...More

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Gortrua, Owner at Killarney Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Merci pour votre commentaire thanks very much for going to the trouble of writing a review I just wish I knew more French. You were all very enjoyable to be with your teenagers seemed to get great fun out of searching for the cinnabar caterpillar....More

Reviewed 30 July 2018

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

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

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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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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