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
We were stuck in Ireland due to weather and had no tours for this day. I e-mailed Mary the night before we were to dock and she arranged an wonderful tour for the ten of us. She was there on time didn't rush us, was knowledgeable and catered to all of our needs. She made what could have been a nightmare into a wonderful for myself and my family
Sarah Meadus Bronson
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.