Boat Trip and Walking Tour of The Lakes of Killarney and The Gap of Dunloe
In the year 2004, Killarney celebrated the 250th year anniversary of the founding of the town of Killarney. Whilst the town is rich in history and heritage, it is its surrounding landscape, lakes and National Park that is the jewel in its crown. It is this distinctive combination of mountains, woods and lakes under ever changing skies that gives this area a special scenic beauty that has attracted visitors to Killarney.
My Tour will visit some hidden gems of Killarney and will start at the medieval Ross Castle where we will board our boat and commence our journey of 13 miles (21km)through the Three Lakes of Killarney, visiting Innisfallen Island and its monastic church, Dinis Cottage & The Meeting of the Waters, The Long Range & The Eagle's Nest, Lord Brandon's Cottage for lunch followed by a guided walk of 6 miles(10km), or if you prefer a horse drawn Jaunting car, through The Black Valley, the famous Gap of Dunloe, to our destination at Kate Kearney's Cottage.
10am - collection at your accomodation in Killarney and drive to Ross Castle.
10. 15am - board boat for Lakes trip -first lake - Lough Leane
10. 30am - visit to Innisfallen Island
11. 30am - Under Brickeen Bridge and enter Muckross Lake
12noon - Old Weir Bridge & The Meeting of the Waters.
1. 15pm - arrival at Lord Brandon's Cottage for Lunch having passed through the Long Range and entered The Upper Lake.
2pm - Guided walk through The Black Valley and The Gap of Dunloe - it is optional to complete this 6 miles in a jaunting Car but there is an additional charge.
4. 30pm - arrival at Kate Kearney's Cottage in Dunloe, Beaufort.
4. 45pm - collection at Kates and return to your accomodation.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will collect you at your accomodation in Killarney or the immediate surrounding area.
End location: I will return you to your accomodation.
Duration: 7 hours
Luxury Mercedes Benz E Class Touring Car
Included in this price is my professional Failte Ireland certified Guiding Services, all transport costs to starting point of tour and at the end of the tour which will finish about 8 miles from Killarney Town.
Cost of Boat Hire is included in this price
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 euro - Lunch at Lord Brandon's Cottage
Jaunting Car Hire
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.
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Mary was exceptional. The weather was not cooperating with our tour plans. Mary helped plan a different day and turned what could have been a huge disappointment into the best day of our trip. Mary is incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, and loads of fun. She helped my mother meet an old friend of her fathers' in a local pub. Mary created a very special day for us!
Mary Beth Moynihan