Margaret Mitchell’s novel Gone with the Wind opens with these lines: “There was a land of Cavaliers and Cotton Fields called the old South. Here in this pretty world, Gallantry took its last bow. Look for it only in books, for it is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilisation gone with the wind”. This private tour of the Killarney Valley and National Park reminds one of Margaret Mitchell’s prophetic words of another time long past.
Walk With Me will show you the old Killarney that visitors rarely see, including a few gems of times past but still surviving and thriving. We will include the places that have made Killarney a famous visitor’s destination, Muckross House and Gardens, Ladies View, Molls Gap, Torc Waterfall, Ross Castle, St. Mary’s Cathedral and The Gap of Dunloe.
The views of Killarney’s Lakes and Valley from Aghadoe are spectacular, set against the backdrop of The McGillycuddy Reeks, Ireland’s highest mountain range. The early Christian churches and monastic sites founded by St.Fionán ‘The Leper’ at Aghadoe and Innisfallen Island are places to visit during this tour.
We will visit the world renowned Kate Kearney’s Cottage and a traditional Irish Pub, The Beaufort Bar where Whiskey Tasting will be offered under the expert hand and tuition of its owner, Padraig O’Sullivan before returning to Killarney.
All of our tours can be customised to suit your itinerary and travel preferences. Please contact us to discuss tour requirements.
9. 30am: Collection from your hotel accomodation.
9. 30am to 11am: Killarney National Park including Molls Gap, Ladies View, Derrycunnihy Church, Torc Waterfall and Muckross Abbey.
11am to 1pm: Guided tour of Muckross House and Gardens.
1pm to 2pm: Lunch at Muckross House Garden Restaurant and visit to Souvenir & Craft Shop.
2pm: Guided tour of Ross Castle.
3pm: Motor tour to St. Mary’s Cathedral, The Gap of Dunloe and Kate Kearney’s Cottage.
4pm: Visit to a traditional Irish Pub plus Whiskey Tasting at The Beaufort Bar.
5. 30pm: Return to your hotel accomodation.