Killarney Day Tour
Killarney Day Tour
4.5
09:00 - 22:30
Monday
09:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:30
Thursday
09:00 - 22:30
Friday
09:00 - 22:30
Saturday
09:00 - 22:30
Sunday
09:00 - 22:30
About
The oldest tourist excursion in Ireland. The O'Donoghue family have been running tours of Killarney National Park for over 250 years. The Killarney Day Tour or the Gap of Dunloe Tour is a trip that encompasses the entire National Park.
Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland

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Retired1955
Surrey, Canada74 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We were told to be at pickup at 10:00. Left on time, however went to another pick up and had to wait 20 minutes to get going on the tour. We were a party of 3, so none of the drivers wanted to take us without us paying for 4 people. We got to the cottage, it was outdoors. Very cold, windy and rainy. Had to wait 1 1/2 hours for the boat to take us across the lake.
Not much commentary from both the pony driver and the boat person.
Written 30 May 2024
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Betsy W
Arlington, VA104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This was a wonderful tour of the gap and the lakes. The check-in process was easy, the driver was courteous. The hike is challenging but the vistas are well-worth seeing. The captain of the small boat was knowledgeable and so agreeable. Highly recommend this experience!
Written 29 May 2024
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Kiera G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Rory and Ted (the cutest dog ever) were the best tour guides someone could ask for! The views were incredible, and Rory added so much helpful information to really make the gorgeous landscape come to life. I would highly recommend taking this boat tour and then walking or biking the Gap of Dunloe. A perfect Ireland day!
Written 7 March 2024
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Mike
County Kerry, Ireland11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Rory welcomed the 10 tourist folks on board and never stopped imparting historical knowledge of the lakes, mountains and people of the Killarney valley over 10k years. The landscape speaks for itself. The Gap trip is one of the iconic trips.
Written 3 September 2023
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Terry C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
The whole trip was great just a few flies halfway up eaten alive but no negative points we loved every bit of it especially the boat trip
Written 24 August 2023
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Laura K
Hilton Head, South Carolina23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Don’t believe any negative reviews.
This tour was the highlight of our time in Killarney.
First a wonderful open boat ride through the Lakes of Killarney which you could not see on your own. Then a delightful yummy stop at Lord Brandon’s for a quick bite, Irish coffee or whatever.
After that we took the pony and trap ride through the Gap of Dunlop…others walked until we all got to Kate Kearney’s Cottage.
The scenery was amazingly awesome and our pony driver was a character.
Written 19 August 2023
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Mike D
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Could not have been more pleased to be guided by Donal O'Donoghue, undoubtedly a distant relative of our Donoho's. We had a typically rainy day across Lough Leanne but we are used to such conditions. As the only two passengers along with our rented bikes, we enjoyed spectacular scenery and fascinating interpretative information of place names and interesting facts about County Kerry's lake country. An absolute gentleman and boatman extraordinaire, we were delivered to Lord Brandon's Lodge completely blown away with a great Irish experience, and with good advice and peaked anticipation of biking through the Gap of Dunloe. Without a doubt we will be back for another experience, with or without rain.
Written 9 August 2023
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Stephanie W
Chicago, IL50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Took the bus to Kate Kearney's Cottage, hiked from there to Brandon's Cottage, then the boat to Ross Castle. The hike was on a road the whole way, with some steep uphills in places. There's plenty of time to make the hike in time for the boat ride back; we had time to grab a bite to eat at Brandon's Cottage. Our boat driver was funny and pointed out highlights as we went. The water was unusually low, so we had "leprechauns" (rocks!) bumping the bottom of the boat in places, but the driver was obviously skilled and did a great job navigating them (some of the other boats had to drop people off to walk in one spot that our driver got through).
Written 30 June 2023
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Col C
5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
I had previously just taken this tour back in October and it was wonderful. , this trip could have been a disaster. There was no Advance. warning about about the low water levels and that Passengers would have to exit the boat and walk a treacherous winding "path" with no guide. And no assistance for the elderly, those that were had any disabilities (of which I was one).
Written 18 June 2023
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Joanne D
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
The views were beautiful. We were expecting a larger boat , it was a small boat with a little motor that held the 13 of us. We were on the boat for over an hour which was a little too long. The horse and carriage was a great way to see the hillsides . All in all is was a great experience but pricey.
Written 22 May 2023
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