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Mary W

Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Hi, my name is Mary. I live in Killarney, County Kerry, which is the premier tourist holiday location in Ireland.

It is located in South West Ireland and is the 'jewel' of the tourism sector in the country, considered the tourist capital of the country. Killarney is renowned for it's natural beauty and has been a favourite tourist destination since the 17th century.

I am a Fáilte Ireland (Irish State Tourism Board) qualified Tour Guide and work extensively with local tourism organisations in County Kerry. My husband Ray is also a Tour Guide with ToursByLocals in the Kerry area. 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. I have come to realise over the years that there is so much of Killarney and the wider area of County Kerry that is never shown off to the people who visit Kerry.

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. 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.

Kerry is famous for it's traditional way of life, music, and customs. It is world famous for its excellent restaurants and bars offering traditional food and beverages. My personal interests and pastimes include walking, cycling, reading, travel, music, exercise and general outdoor activities.

A Recent Review of this guide

Mary and our tour were both wonderful. Mary went above and beyond, making sure we were able to get a landing on Skellig Michael- a difficult feat so close to the date. The entire day she coordinated was peppered with informative and interesting details about the areas we drove through, and on more than one occasion she easily navigated new requests. The details of our tour were executed flawlessly. We highly recommend this tour and Mary who was outstanding in every way.
Michael Coldwell

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Credentials

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

Restrictions

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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Private Tour of The Cliffs of Moher and,...

Motor Tour of The Cliffs of Moher & The Burren, County Clare, Ireland.

637 USD per tour

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Private 3 Day Tour of Counties Kerry,,...

Private Motor & Sightseeing Tour of Kerry, Cork & Clare

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Private Kenmare and The Ring of Beara,...

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Motor Tour from Kenmare to Beara Peninsula

589 USD per tour

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Private Tour to Glengarriff & Garnish,...

Motor Tour to Glengarriff & Garnish Island Cork via Kenmare and the,...

589 USD per tour

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Shore Excursion Tour to Cobh, Blarney,...

Motor Tour of Blarney Castle & Kinsale from Cruise Ships in Cobh, Cork,,...

589 USD per tour

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Shore Excursion Tour Blarney Castle &,...

Guided Tour of Blarney Castle & Woollen Mills, Kinsale and Cork City

1442 USD per tour

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Private Blarney Castle & Woollen Mills,...

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565 USD per tour

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Tour of The Skellig Rocks & Stars Wars,...

Tour of The Skelligs, Star Wars filming location & Valentia Island,...

517 USD per tour

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Private Killarney Lakes and Gap of Dunloe,...

Boat Trip and Walking Tour of The Lakes of Killarney and The Gap of,...

589 USD per tour

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Private Tour of Muckross House & Estate,...

Tour of the Muckross Estate and Torc Waterfall, Killarney Co. Kerry.

433 USD per tour

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Shore Excursion Tour Cobh, Waterford,...

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Tour from Cobh to Waterford City and Midleton Distillery Cork

685 USD per tour

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Private Motor Tour to The Cliffs of Moher,...

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Private Guided Tour of County Clare featuring The Cliffs of Moher &,...

565 USD per tour

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