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Magical Hike in Killarney Park upland

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Experience hosted by Deirdre

5 hours
Includes transport, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Transport pick up outside the Tourist Office, Beech Road Killarney at 12.30 pm
Arrive at Galway's bridge at 1.05 pm to walk from Derrycunnihy to Torc on the Kerry Way through ancient oak woodland ,past streams and on stone paths , and on board walks passing the remains of old field systems and old farm settlements. This was the old Butter Road from Kenmare to Killarney before the new road was constructed in the early 1800's. We stop along the way for history and stories from the past about this living community up until abandoned during the famine in the 1840's .
Opportunities for photos of spectacular scenery and views of the McGillicuddy Reeks mountains and to see red deer that roam on the mountain,and other flora and fauna. Arrive at Torc Waterfall at approx 4.15pm and walk by the lake for pick up at Muckross House at 5pm
Transport pick up outside the Tourist Office, Beech Road Killarney at 12.30 pm
Arrive at Galway's bridge at 1.05 pm to walk from Derrycunnihy to Torc on the Kerry Way through ancient oak woodland ,past streams and on stone paths , and on board walks passing the remains of old field systems and old farm settlements. This was the old Butter Road from Kenmare to Killarney before the new road was constructed in the early 1800's. We stop along…

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What's included

  • Transport
    Transport included in the price. We use Killarney shuttle bus company and i...
  • Equipment
    Light rain capes can be provided if needed
From ₹4,506
/ person
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Meet your host, Deirdre

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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I'm a local Tour Guide with a qualification from Fáilte Ireland( the Irish National Tourism Development Authority). I love walking and hiking and I spend many days exploring the trails of our National Park in Killarney. I'm also a member of Killarney Mountaineering club. I work occasionally for Road Scholar(Eil Ireland) as a Tour Guide on small coaches on the Ring of Kerry route . I'm also an Airbnb superhost in Killarney .My favourite place is Torc mountain and the old Kenmare road where I plan to do hikes this year. My great grandparents lived along this route and I got inspired to learn its history and stories from the past which I'll be telling as we walk and take breaks to admire the incredible scenery and constant changing light. It's a magical place that constantly inspires me.
I'm a local Tour Guide with a qualification from Fáilte Ireland( the Irish National Tourism Development Authority). I love walking and hiking and I spend many days exploring the trails of our National Park in Killarney. I'm also a member of Killarney Mountaineering club. I work occasionally for Road Scholar(Eil Ireland) as a Tour Guide on small coaches on the Ring of Kerry route . I'm also an Airbnb superhost in Killarney .My favourite place is Torc mountain and the old Kenmare road where I pl…
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Where you'll be

Our walk begins at Galway's bridge by the river at Derrycunnihy old church on paths in the National Park uplands on the old Kenmare road
Walk in ancient oak woodland paths
Stop by old cottage ruins for photos and mountain views
Stop at Cores waterfall cascade for a break or snacks if desired
We continue on past Torc mountain and the Friar's Glen
Continue on trails to Torc Waterfall and on to Muckross House for return bus to Killarney at 5pm

Activity advisory

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 15 and up can attend.

More tips

Moderate/good level of fitness required
Comfortable walking shoes or boots
Suitable clothing for a hike
The trail is 10km and we are allowing 4 hours to complete it
Please bring snacks and drinks

What to bring

Comfortable walking shoes/boots.

Drinks and snacks for the 4.5 hour walk