I live in Killarney, a town in the County of Kerry situated geographically in the south western part of Ireland and the most westerly part of Europe. Killarney is a town with a population of 15, 000 people and is nestled in a valley quite close to Ireland's highest mountain range, the MacGillycuddy Reeks, which feature Ireland's highest mountain peak, Carrauntoohil. Killarney is a lake district and home to numerous visitor attractions which include Muckross House, Ross Castle, St. Mary's Cathedral, Torc Waterfall and The Gap of Dunloe, to mention a few.
I have lived in Killarney since 1984 having first come to Kerry in 1981 to work as a Policeman. County Kerry is one of the most beautiful places you will ever visit or make a home. Its scenery ranks second to none and it is often referred to as "God's Country". I can offer a touring experience not only in County Kerry but tours to all corners of Ireland.
I have worked with and served the people of Killarney and Kerry for 31 years as a Police Sergeant and retired in the year 2011. During my years in Killarney I have had a close association with tourists and visitors to the county. Over the years I often wondered if visitors get to see and experience the real Killarney and County of Kerry.
The tours I offer are designed to give the visitor a greater and more wholesome appreciation of Killarney, its surrounding National Park of over 25, 000 acres, particular corners and nuggets of County Kerry and throughout Ireland that are rarely on the itinerary for visitors to Ireland.
My personal interests and pastimes include hill walking, cycling, golfing, reading, travel, music and general outdoor activities. My family and I frequently spend time and holiday on the island of Valentia , at the very south westerly point in Kerry, Ireland and the continent of Europe. It is surely a part of "Hidden Ireland" of immense beauty that is included in my tours. Come and tour Kerry and Ireland with me - you will not be disappointed.
A Recent Review of this guide
Fantastic tour! Raymond knew just where to go and when to go! We beat the crowd at Blarney Castle. Others on the ship never made it due to the long lines!
I am a retired police sergeant with 31 years national service. I am the holder of both a Public Service Vehicle (SPSV) Driver's and a Vehicle Licence. I am licensed to drive as a professional driver throughout Ireland in vehicles that carry eight passengers plus the driver.I drive professionally and guide throughout Ireland.I am a certified member of The Institute of Advanced Motorists.
I am an Irish Heart Foundation appointed Community Walking Leader. I lead and guide a Community Walking Group called "The Silverbacks".
I am a former senior coach and under age coach to Killarney Rugby Football Club.I am a member of Killarney Golf & Fishing Club. I am a founder member of The Kerry Garda (Police) Hillwalking Club.
I am not restricted access to any historical or heritage sites in Kerry. However, state owned properties such as Muckross House and Ross Castle provide their own guides of the interior of the buildings and you must honour and respect these regulations.