Some of my favourite tours…

Ring of Kerry

During the tour you will experience outstanding views of Kerry’s majestic coastline which is part of the Wild Atlantic Way.


Wild Atlantic Way

Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, a total of 1700 miles of coastline, has now become one of the primary attractions for visitors to Ireland.


Beara Peninsula

The Beara Peninsulais much less travelled than its near neighbours of the Dingle Peninsula and the Ring of Kerry, but it is as beautiful and dramatic as the better known routes in the Kerry area.


Barry O'Rourke

About your guide, Barry O’Rourke

My name is Barry O’Rourke and in 2011 I jumped on the opportunity of early retirement as a Senior Police Officer (Inspector rank) to pursue my lifelong passion for the history, geography and lore of this ancient and beautiful island.

What better way to indulge my passion than to share it…

I am a tour guide based in Killarney, Co. Kerry, in south west Ireland, but I conduct private guided tours throughout the island of Ireland. As an experienced guide throughout Ireland, I aim to give the visitor an appreciation of the deep history, culture, people and unique beauty of this country.

I can bring the visitor to any of Ireland’s 32 counties, and tailor each tour to the preference and needs of each guest.

I have a passion for Irish history, from the ice age to the present day, and I aim to give each visitor an experience of the deep and sometimes troubled history of this beautiful jewel of the Atlantic.


Read my Blog

Many of my customers love to hear of my travels, so take a peek at my series of blogs…

Ring of Kerry Tours

Without question the most famous scenic drive in County Kerry, and arguably in Ireland, 2017 has again seen the Ring of Kerry as the most requested tour from private and other tour operators operating in the Killarney and other areas. A 179 kilometre route around the...

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Killarney National Park Tours

Killarney Valley Tours centre on The Killarney National Park, an area of 25,000 acres of landscape encompassing the Lakes and Mountains of Killarney. The scenery in this area is stunning. It has brought millions of visitors to Killarney over the years, including Queen...

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Best Places to visit in West Cork

County Cork is Ireland's largest county. Consisting of 2900 square miles and with a population in excess of half a million people, County Cork is well able to throw its weight around in Irish political and cultural circles. Known within Ireland as the ‘Rebel County’...

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“A friend recommended hiring Barry as a tour guide while in Ireland. We hired him to take six of us on a tour of the Ring of Kerry. We had a delightful time. He gave us a great history of Ireland and was very interactive with us. It was so nice to have someone drive the route and tell us… ”

annielou120, Beaver, Arkansas

Trip Advisor

“We are an extended family of 11 adults who toured Ireland in late August for 10 days with Barry O’Rourke, owner of Classic Ireland Guided Tours. He picked us up at the airport in Dublin, drove us in a very comfortable van to Northern, Western and Southern Ireland. Barry proved to be a pleasant, efficient, patient…”

mhanrahan2016, Evanston, Illinois

Trip Advisor

Classic Ireland Guided Tours

Tel: +353 83 100 0847
9 Elmwood, Mill Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland V93R9F6
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Classic Ireland Guided Tours

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