For 250 years the most famous visitor excursion in Ireland... the O'Donoghue brothers have a long tradition of boating experience passed down through generations on the Lakes of Killarney.
A mini adventure for young and old through Ireland's Lake District. You can travel by boat through the majestic Lakes of Killarney and the National Park, during which you can enjoy the huge natural oak woodlands of the Upper Lake and the Old Weir Bridge, where the boat may be able to 'Shoot the rapids'. This leads you to the meeting of the waters, where the three lakes join.
Then under the Toothache Bridge into the Middle Lake, where you can see Torc mountain and the Colleen Bawn Rock. You may be lucky on the day to catch a glimpse of the White Tailed Eagles soaring over the mountains.
Under the Brickeen Bridge and into the Lower Lake where you can see Innisfallen Island, and in the distance Ross Castle - an ancient seat of the O'Donoghue Clan, where the tour finishes.
Another way to experience the tour, would be to hire a bicycle in Killarney during the morning, cycle to Ross Castle (1.5 miles) where the boatman will put your bicycle on the boat and take you up through the Lakes to Lord Brandon's Cottage, where you can enjoy a light snack in the Cafe. Then at your own leisure you can cycle down through the Gap of Dunloe to Kate Kearney's Cottage and back into Killarney.
There are many ways to enjoy this magnificent trip!!
Richard H - Trip Advisor
“We thought this company did a great job with the Gap of Dunloe tour. We started at Ross Castle then headed through the lakes in a boat with a fun guide to Lord Brandon's Cottage. The boat ride takes about one and one-half hours and is beautiful. From Lord Brandon's, you can take a jaunting car (horse-drawn carriage), walk, or bike. We chose the jaunting car as we didn't want to wipe out our legs early in our 2 week trip. The jaunting car ended at Kate Kearney's Cottage-great place for a pint before catching the bus back to Killarney. Good outfit to book with.”
FifiCro - Trip Advisor
“We just had the most amazing trip on the Killarney lakes today. Starting our trip with a warm welcome and smile was Donal and his faithful friend Charlie. The trip was informative and fun courtesy of Donal's witty story telling. The must see views of the lakes and history of each area as we passed is not to be missed....”
Jenmoose, Calgary - Trip Advisor
“We just spent 16 days in Ireland and this was my favorite part, a must see. Our guide was very informative and entertaining.”