We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Killarney Guided Walks

Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
All photos (137)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent90%
  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
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
Closed Now
Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
See all hours
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
57 Lower New Street | outside O’sheas Funeral Home, Killarney V93 KX61, Ireland
+353 87 639 4362
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 28 August 2012

What a great feeling it was to step onto the summit of Carrantuohill under the careful guidance of Richard Clancy, an experienced hill walker and native Irish speaker of the area. Richard generously agreed to give of his time and guide me to the summit...More

7  Thank Rosha66
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 25 September 2013

Myself and my cousins went on this so called walking tour last week. Over the summer I was an activity leader for groups of international students and so was on a different tour everyday and knew what to expect from a good one. This was...More

5  Thank lilywhite1
Reviews (265)
Filter reviews
225 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews richard clancy local history enjoyable walk lovely walk highest mountain national park great guide ross castle rua setter gaeilge climb route mangerton ireland lesson deer
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 225 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank annaheussaff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank sloconnor5
Gortrua, Owner at Killarney Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank bill p
Gortrua, Owner at Killarney Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Thank annquane
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

Thank Mary C
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

2  Thank Truthhh
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

1  Thank deirdre k
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

2  Thank frenchteacher75
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

Thank lelmore03
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

Thank despréaux a
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

View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 38 nearby hotels
Eviston House Hotel
895 reviews
.41 km away
Brook Lodge Hotel
387 reviews
.44 km away
Killarney Plaza Hotel and Spa
1,455 reviews
.53 km away
The Ross
1,003 reviews
.61 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 203 nearby restaurants
Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder
500 reviews
.36 km away
Desire Kitchen at West End
135 reviews
.01 km away
Stonechat Cafe and Restaurant
515 reviews
.47 km away
Genting Thai
326 reviews
.44 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 220 nearby attractions
Irish Whiskey Experience
203 reviews
.37 km away
Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty Memorial
95 reviews
.27 km away
Knockreer Estate
26 reviews
.12 km away
Dingle Record Shop
22 reviews
.29 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Rich P
20 March 2017|
Response from Gortrua | Property representative |
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