My husband Ray is also a Tour Guide with ToursByLocals and you can view his profile on the Toursbylocals website where he is listed as Ray W.
My former career was in Banking and I have lived in Killarney since 1983. I have developed a close bond and love of the County of Kerry, its fabulous scenery and people.
Killarney is the premier tourist holiday destination in Ireland. It is located in South West Ireland, is the 'jewel' of the tourism sector in the country and is renowned for it's natural beauty. It has been a favourite tourist destination since the 17th century.
As a Tour Guide I want visitors who come to Killarney to leave after their vacation with an appreciation of the true essence of County Kerry and Ireland. There are hidden attractions in this county that people never get to see that are of extraordinary splendour and interest, ranging from the 'Tetrapod' Trackway Fossil Footprints on Valentia Island which date back 385 million years to the the unique Bronze & Iron Age Ring Forts, to name just a few.
My personal interests and pastimes include walking, cycling, reading, travel, music, exercise and general outdoor activities.
I look forward to taking you on a tour and exploring Ireland along it's hidden pathways and trails.
A Recent Review of this guide
Mary was delightful to travel with for the day. We had no firmly planned itinerary and we talked about what my husband and I had in mind and Mary built on that. She was very knowledgeable of the area and we talked endlessly about the present day Ireland to give us a better understanding of the lifestyle. Mary had a comfortable car and drove very safely. All in all it was a great day.
Fáilte Ireland (State Tourism Board) Approved Tour Guide
FETAC Level 6 Marine & Country Guiding - Regional & Local Guiding
FETAC Level 5 Diploma Occupational First Aid
Full Driving Licence & Public Liability Insurance
Driver's Licence - Small Public Service Vehicles (SPSV) and SPSV Vehicle Licence
25 years Banking experience with completed Banking exams and Customer Service proficiency
Cast Member and Alumni Up With People (UWP)
First Dan Shotokan Karate & member Fitness Clubs
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.