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…

Private Tours of the Irish Border

The border between the Repubic of Ireland and Northern Ireland is currently the subject of much commentary throughout the European Union and the United States of America arising from ‘Brexit’, the decision by the United Kingdom to leave the EU. Prior to this decision....

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Private Tours of Ireland

Classic Ireland Guided Tours offers bespoke Private Tours of Ireland to all group sizes from the single traveller to a group of up to 50 visitors. We can take you anywhere within the island of Ireland (including Northern Ireland) and we will assist you in compiling an...

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Private multi day tours from Dublin Airport

Private multi day tours from Dublin Airport have seen a surge in demand in 2017 following a similar trend in recent years. Dublin Airport continues to be the main gateway into the island of Ireland from the US and Canada. It currently handles approx. 28 million...

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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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