Killarney Hidden Gem Attractions

Killarney Hidden Gem Activities

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  • Leslie W
    4 contributions
    We took the horse and carriage in and the boat ride back. It was just spectacular. An incredible journey to the beauty of Ireland
    Written 5 August 2022
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  • Ryan P
    Chevy Chase, MD47 contributions
    This was an exoerience I was really looking forward to ahead of our trip to Ireland and it did not disappoint. Our falconer, John is an incredible guide and teacher who you can tell genuinely cares for these birds. My group consisted of 6 (my family) and we each got ample time to be up close with Miko the Harris Hawk and a variety of the most beautiful owls I have ever seen. To be so close to these birds and witness their strength and intelligence was very special. I would do this again in a heartbeat! It's a good idea to pack a raincoat (when doesn't it rain in Ireland?!) and wear long pants since you're out in a field with tall grass (flies and mosquitos).
    Written 8 July 2022
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  • Bernie O
    Brigantine, NJ155 contributions
    We had a great visit to the Abbey. It is amazing to walk through and feel the history. Highly recommend visiting Muckross Abbey
    Written 3 August 2022
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  • gooze3
    Victoria B.C.14 contributions
    We did the Ring of Kerry while on a motorcycle trip and it was one of the favourite spots in the south of Ireland. Spectacular views and plenty of pullouts along the way. Nice to go when it is quieter on the roads.
    Written 15 June 2022
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  • PAT D
    County Dublin, Ireland203 contributions
    It is only a five minute walk from the hustle and bustle of Killarney town. It is so quiet and a lovely place for a walk around the grounds.
    Written 24 July 2022
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  • davefromebow
    Killarney, Ireland47 contributions
    Superb tasting experience. Lovely team, lovely whiskey, lovely food (chowder and cheese board in particular)
    Written 14 March 2020
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  • BigMikeM89
    Chicago, IL11 contributions
    Once again, KBC was the highlight of our most recent trip to Killarney and, by all accounts, they just keep getting better. There were many more small batch beer offerings than during my last trip and their pizza game is very strong. The staff is just tremendous and always makes for a memorable night out. Great job KBC!!
    Written 24 July 2022
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  • Christy Moore 1888
    5 contributions
    This drive took us over 1 hour and brought us all around the gap of dunloe, mols gap and ladies view. Excellent roads (Most of the time ) but not for the nervous or anxious Drivers. Stunning Scenery
    Written 25 September 2021
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  • CaitrionaRyan
    Dublin, Ireland20 contributions
    This trail offers an amazing array of sports as it ascends to Ireland's highest mountain and it includes multiple distinct routes up Carrauntoohill. The Devil's Ladder is also a common route. Most of the "ladder" itself has corroded, making the climb up and down exciting, but highly rewarding.
    The trails are well-marked, and the various terrain makes this amazing walk a terrific visitor challenge.

    There are no facilities along this route; everything's at the trail start. Dogs are not allowed on trails due to many livestock. Like the mountains, the weather changes quickly, causing tourists some trouble, thus all equipment must be well-organized. The closest spot to visit is the Cronin`s Yard
    Written 26 May 2022
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  • ziv z
    Nahariya, Israel67 contributions
    it's just a short circular hike between the trees. we found it very nice for relaxation and a nice place for lunchtime near the water. we didn't meet with many people, except 2 locals with their dogs. we can recommend it if you are looking for a nice place for short walking and quite.
    Written 27 August 2018
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  • RListon
    Limerick, Ireland1 contribution
    Did a guided climb of Torc mountain with Kerryclimbing. Very enjoyable walk. Our guides were very friendly and knowledgeable.
    Written 30 July 2022
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  • SanFranciscoGuy634
    Sarasota, FL1,125 contributions
    We had a spare day in Killarney and really wanted to tour the Dingle Peninsula but I was reluctant to test my left-driving skills on the very narrow roads of Slea Head. I wanted to live through the experience. So, on a whim, we linked up with Paudie Murphy and spent the rest of the day with him. He drove and shared a steady stream of information and history. He knew where to stop to get the best picture. Our day was just plain fun and so much richer in all ways than if I had attempted the drive. No Valiums required either. Paudie is the best! We would go back to Ireland just to have him guide us about another time. He also kindly returned my camera lens cap which he found after I thought I had lost it. Totally first rate!!!
    Written 5 July 2022
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  • Fatirishjoe
    Wexford, Ireland14 contributions
    We went up the hardest route, I think it is called O’Sheas Gully I could be wrong. Do not do this route on your own for the first time, you will need a guide to show you what trail to take and where to climb, it is very dangerous if you do not know the route. Me and my friend said there is no way we would have done this on our own and I would highly recommend using John as your guide, full of knowledge and very patient.
    Written 3 August 2022
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  • Mona S
    Akron, OH9 contributions
    I’ve travelled the world in a variety of settings and I’d like to share what made this journey special. First, the friends I’ve known since grade school. Priceless. Second, the destination: Ireland and specifically the Western coast. Third, Gerard and his ability to be the consummate host. Make sure you read as many reviews as you can and you’ll find he has a gift of welcoming you into his country with a love that resides from spending his life there. The easy stuff is punctuality, friendliness, clean cars, good disposition- I’d expect that from any good driver. So what is the differentiator and why did I give 5 stars because I very rarely do- lol! Read on as to why I did…

    First, it’s taking the time to understand the needs of your guests in a crafted manner. Our groups interests varied and Gerard quickly ascertained what that was. I love people and love to chat with people and Gerard would say to me… Go in there, you’ll love that person.. and I did.
    Second, he created magic. The Mercedes was magically filled with gas for the the entire day. He must have filled up when we were at stops is my guess. When I noticed a rare book he was reading as I love to read, he called a second hand book store and magically the book appeared. When my friends in an off hand remark said I like Oreos, magically a Cadbury with Oreos appeared. When my friend and I both were taking turns sharing a charger, magically a two outlet charger appeared.

    But the most important gift I received on this trip is to learn to live in the moment. I’m a planner and thinking about the itinerary and the schedule are how I roll. Gerard taught me to just let it go, we’d get to it all and he never unwavered in his promise on that. On our last day, he was with us till almost 9:00 making sure we weren’t rushed and saw everything. I hope to carry that with me, live in the present and just take it in.

    In conclusion, there are lots of drivers out there, the Dave’s of the world so to speak, but it’s the impact we leave on others through our interactions that helps make a journey exceptional. I love people and meeting new people… I cherish authenticity and Gerard was authentic in his desire to make sure we had a memorable experience.

    So after all of this blah, blah, blah… I’d simply say.. don’t be a ding dong and book with Gerard. You will not be disappointed.

    And Gerard, check out the song by the Beatles .. In My Life… great lyrics that I personally think about when I travel and meet new people.. it would be
    great for any musician you may know. 😉
    Written 31 July 2022
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  • patrickc815
    Killarney, Ireland22 contributions
    I live in killarney, I travel a lot, but if I had one day on earth to live, I would spend it doing this boat tour and walk/cycle. The family have been doing it for generations and it shows. It’s comfortable, local knowledge and stories, lots of experience and able to answer any questions you may have, I have done this walking, with my bicycle, with my dog, thanks so much guys, keep up the good work, a great asset to killarney.
    Written 23 July 2022
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