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.
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.
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…
The Gap of Dunloe, situated in County Kerry between the McGillicuddy Reeks Mountain range and the Purple Mountain Range is an area of outstanding beauty adjacent to Killarney National Park. The Gap of Dunloe is a mountain pass which rises to 791 feet, and it connects...read more
County Donegal, Ireland’s most northern county, is one of Ireland’s best kept secrets. Fronting the Atlantic Coast at its western side, Donegal is a very very special place. Donegal does not attract extensive international tourism, at least on the scale that is to be...read more
Kinsale, Co. Cork, a charming old fishing town with a strong Spanish influence, lies South west of Cork City. The town has a natural Harbor accessing the Atlantic Ocean. In centuries past Kinsale was a major port, a strategic asset to the British Navy, the location of...read more
“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
“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