Jaunting Cars

The gentle clip-clop of a horse’s hooves is perhaps the sound that is most synonymous with Killarney National Park.  As most of the park cannot be accessed by car, the traditional horse drawn cart or jaunting car, as it is known locally, is a wonderful way to explore the park. The driver or jarvey is always keen to impart his knowledge and knows all the best photo spots.

Jaunting Cars

Jaunting Cars

The traditional way to view Killarney’s National Park is by Jaunting Car (horsedrawn carriage), in the company of a local Jarvey (guide). These men and woman have an in-depth knowledge of the history and folklore of the area and are eager to impart this knowledge. Operating all year-round, the Killarney Jaunting car trip is a “must” for every one visiting Killarney. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Killarney by taking a horse drawn jaunting car ride through the grounds of the Killarney National Park to the majestic 15th century Ross Castle on the shores of Lough Leane. This jaunting car tour can be combined with a lake tour on the Lakes of Killarney aboard the M.V. Pride of the Lakes

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