Killarney is located in the southwest corner of Ireland in the beautiful County of Kerry, also referred to as ‘The Kingdom’.
Killarney is famous the world over for its unique beauty and seeing it from a jaunting car is an unforgettable experience! Read on to find out why…
What better way to explore the beauty of Killarney than by jaunting car! Go back in time with these horse drawn carts when you journey by jaunting car through the streets and parks of Killarney.
No trip is complete until you have taken a tour by jaunting car around Killarney! Jaunting cars are a familiar sight in the town of Killarney and are associated with postcards from Killarney – a tour by jaunting car really is a must.
Located in Killarney town centre these jaunting cars are operated by friendly, local jarvies. With an intimate knowledge of Killarney, stories and tales passed on from generation to generation, you are sure to be captivated by your host, the jarvey. There are many routes the jaunting cars can take, not all are the same so it is best to enquire first and let the jarvey know where you are interested in going, or ask for some suggestions.
The following are just some popular routes to travel by jaunting car in Killarney and the surrounding areas:
Experience ancient Ireland with a visit to Ross Castle and Killarney Estate. Here you’ll see the magnificent 15th Century Castle built by the O’Donoghue chieftains surrounded by breathtaking picture-postcard scenery. Ross Castle sits on the Bay of Ross overlooking magnificent views of The Purple Mountain, Ross Island and Innisfallen Island to name a few!
No visit to Killarney is complete without a visit to Muckross House and Gardens. This amazing Victorian stately home boasts the most remarkable setting in the Killarney National Park overlooking the glistening Lakes of Killarney. Located just 6km from Killarney town centre just off the Muckross Road this is a very popular route taken by jaunting tours.
The Gap of Dunloe
Located approximately 9km from Killarney is the breathtaking Gap of Dunloe. This is one of the most spectacular glaciated valleys found in Europe. Artists have captured it, photographers have snapped it, visitors and tourists admired it and if you see it for yourself you will remember it forever. Here you’ll journey by jaunting car up the winding roads that lead you through the McGillycuddy Reeks, Ireland’s highest mountain range. You’ll see stunning views of Killarney’s glistening lakes in heavenly surroundings. A trip to The Gap of Dunloe comes highly recommended.
There are so may other tours available by jaunting cars such as tours of Killarney town, or why not combine your jaunting tour with a cruise on the Lakes of Killarney? Take in Killarney National Park and so much more!
The jaunting cars are light vehicles and are open to the elements so be sure to go prepared i.e. waterproof gear or sun-factor to suit the current weather, and don’t forget that camera!
Be warned to shop around when selecting a jarvey as prices can differ quite a lot. With the current economic climate a little bit of haggling is permitted as well!
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