Southwest Walking Tours
Gap of Dunloe. A full-day Bus, Bike, and Jaunting Car tour allows you to experience the best of Killarney, including a beautiful boat trip across the three Lakes of Killarney, followed by a 90-minute journey off-road through The Gap of Dunloe in a trap–-a horse-drawn carriage. A shorter bus and boat option allows you to go at your own pace and enjoy the 2½ to 3-hour walk through The Gap. O'Connor's Pub, 7 High St., Killarney, Co. Kerry. 064/663–0200; www.gapofdunloetours.com. From €17.50.
Ireland Walk Hike Bike. A Kerry-based active holiday provider specializing in guided and self-guided hiking and cycling tours of the county and country. Self-drive holidays with or without a specific focus on activity can also be arranged. Co. Kerry. 066/718–6181; www.irelandwalkhikebike.com. Prices on request.
Irish Ways Walking Tours. Customized walking tours for two or more can explore Dingle, Killarney, and the Ring of Kerry and include seven nights of accommodation in farmhouses and country homes. Bike tours are also available through sister company, Irish Cycling Safaris. Co. Kerry. 01/260–0749; www.irishways.com. From €760.
Killarney Guided Walks. Run by Richard Clancy, a noted historian, these tours feature a two-hour walk in Killarney National Park daily at 11 am; departures are from outside O'Shea's Funeral Home, opposite the cathedral in Killarney. No booking required. Phone ahead to book November through April. New St. , Killarney, Co. Kerry. 087/639–4362; www.killarneyguidedwalks.com. €12; children €6.
Outdoors Ireland. Spend a relaxing morning or afternoon exploring the sparkling lakes of Killarney by kayak, with an expert Outdoors Ireland guide. Starting at Ross Castle, look out for sea eagles and red deer as you paddle into Lough Lein and land at Innisfallen Abbey. No kayaking experience necessary. Beaufort, Killarney, Co. Kerry. 086/860–4563; www.outdoorsireland.com. From €60.