About your Guides, Ray and Mary Walsh
Ray & Mary operate from Dún Aengus, St. Margaret’s Road, Killarney, County Kerry. Since 2012 Walk With Me has evolved into a successful touring business that includes privately guided motor tours, walking tours, cruise ship shore excursions, golfing vacations, a coach tour guiding service and airport transfers.
Walk With Me originated as the business idea of Killarney based couple, Ray and Mary Walsh who have lived and worked in Killarney and County Kerry for the past 30 years. Ray and Mary retired from their previous professional careers in the Police and Banking sectors, respectively. Both wanted a new challenge developing a business offering an alternative private guiding service for visitors to Ireland.
Ray is a retired Police Sergeant with 31 years national service. Ray is the holder of a Small Public Service Vehicle (SPSV) Driver’s Licence, and he is licenced to drive as a professional driver throughout Ireland. He is also a certified member of The Institute of Advanced Motorists. Ray is an Irish Heart Foundation certified Community Walking Leader and he leads a Community Walking Group called “The Silverbacks”.
Ray is a former senior coach and under age coach to Killarney Rugby Football Club. He is a member of Killarney Golf & Fishing Club and a founder member of The Kerry Garda (Police) Hillwalking Club.
Mary has 25 years Banking experience with completed banking exams and customer service proficiency. She is a Fáilte Ireland (State Tourism Board) approved Tour Guide and holds a Small Public Service Vehicle (SPSV) Driver’s Licence. Mary is a First Aider – Occupational First Aid Certificate, Cast Member and Alumni of Up With People, and is also a First Dan in Shotokan Karate. Mary is also an Irish Heart Foundation Community Walking Leader.