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Greet your driver at the Malton Hotel in central Killarney—and pet the horse, if you’d like. Climb aboard and relax as you trot through the town and your driver points out landmarks.

Pass St. Mary’s Cathedral, a charming thatched cottage, and Killarney House Gardens before you clip-clop into Killarney National Park. The country’s last herd of native red deer frequent the deer park, so keep your eyes peeled as you admire the misty mountains across the lake.

As you approach Ross Castle, a 15th-century tower house, your carriage driver will tell you tales of its heroic past. Enjoy a photo stop here before you return to the tour's starting point.

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Ross Castle
St. Mary's Cathedral
Killarney House Gardens
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If you’re someone who loves history and prefers to plan ahead, book your Killarney horse-and-carriage tour in good time. With multiple departures spread across the day, choose the slot that suits you best. Then let your knowledgeable “jaunting car” driver guide you through town—the old-fashioned way.

  • Explore Killarney in a traditional Irish horse and carriage (“jaunting car”)
  • See the 15th-century tower house of Ross Castle and look for native red deer
  • Learn about Killarney’s history and culture from your carriage driver
  • Choose the perfect time to suit your travel plans
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Loved this!

Cal was the best tour guide. He was funny and kind to my three girls and I would like to take him to be part of our family! Amazing tour of the park and Ross castle! A great way to stay out of the rain....More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lovely late morning ride in the park

My husband and I took this tour yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves even though it was misty and later on raining. Our cart was covered so it was not a problem. Our Driver Dan was very informative and there were lots of photo ops on...More

Thank jbarton
Reviewed 1 week ago
Raymond, the entertainer and fount of all knowledge

Thanks Raymond for a brilliant experience, sharing your knowledge, and love of this beautiful area. My husband and I were lucky enough to spend time with you. We were on a coach tour, staying at Killarney Towers Hotel. Well worth a visit, a great way...More

Thank ymh270
Reviewed 1 week ago
A medieval tour in a National Park!

Take a ride in Killarney National Park without the intrusion of modern technology(car and buses), one wouldn't think it could happen in today's world, but that is what one experiences on this tour. It is peaceful and timeless with magnificent views of wildlife, a manor...More

Thank 507adventurelover
Reviewed 1 week ago
Relaxing and beautiful

We did the jaunting car tour on last minute advice from our group's bus driver. It turned out to be so much more than expected! The ride was comfortable and the driver did a great job explaining what we were seeing as we rode through...More

Thank Kim S
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Ashlee G
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Response from ccook1717 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, no problem — l’d leave them in their carrier & there is room in the middle of the back bench seats either on the floor or on the bench seat!!
21 June 2018|
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Response from honeymooncouple1 | Reviewed this property |
We just got there and there were tons of them available So no we didnt book ahead:)
14 June 2018|
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Response from deignan10 | Reviewed this property |
It is about 1 hour
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