"Did you know: The last witch in Ireland, reputedly Dame Alice Kytler, was born in Kilkenny in 1280. Widowed four times, she was accused of poisoning all of her husbands. "
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Very easy
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Description

Departing Dublin at the nice and relax time of 8:00am this is the tour for those who like to get a few extra hours sleep in the morning.

We will start by making our way through Dublin City and heading for the Wicklow mountains.

This is truly a scenic drive with amazing scenery stretching as far as the eyes can see. Hollywood Blockbusters like ‘P.S. I Love You’ and ‘Braveheart’ have been filmed here. A 10 minute photo stop to get a few pictures of this outstanding view is also included.

Arriving at our first official stop for the day , Glendalough, you will have around 2 hours to explore one of the most beautiful sights in Ireland. An area renowned for its magnificent scenery and Monastic ruins dating back to the 10th Century. But that is not all, here you will find magnificent lakes, waterfalls etc. The wedding scene from the movie "Braveheart" was filmed here at Glendalough as well. 

After you explored Glendalough we have a special treat install for you , with a local farmer showing us how he and his trusted sheepdog round up a herd of sheep.Using only whistle commands you can experience the skill involved in this old tradition.With any luck there might even be a puppy on training and a few lambs on show.

Next stop is the fantastic little city of Kilkenny. Enjoy 2 hours walking down the cobbled streets and visit castles in a town that was once the medieval capital of Ireland back in the 11th century. You can also visit the Black Abbey and the Cathedral of Saint Canice with its magnificent round tower. 

After a busy day we will make our way back to Dublin and should be back around  6:00 PM and 6:30 PM.

*Please note that all times are approximate. The locations might be visited in a different order, depending on traffic and weather.

Itinerary

Wicklow Mountains - Pass by without stopping

We travel into the Wicklow Mountains. With spectacular panoramic views of the landscape, with amazing scenery stretching as far as the eyes can see.

Glendalough - around 2 hours

Glendalough is a secluded and wonderful spot just south of Dublin. Truly one of the most beautiful sights you will see on a day tour from Dublin, Glendalough promises to impress with magnificent scenery and much more. Explore the lakes, monastic ruined city, waterfalls, and other attractions the area has to offer. 

Sheep dog and Sheepherding show

Come and see a local farmer herd his sheep with mans best friend, the Border Collie dog.

Sheepdog herding is a tactic used by Shepherds to help them herd sheep and it is also a competitive dog sport. A sheepdog is an integral part of farming culture and we want our passengers to experience this on our tour. 

The beautiful views of Glendalough create the perfect backdrop and a genuine atmosphere where you will be engrossed in the Irish countryside. This demonstration is a must see for all. You will witness the intelligence of these sheepdogs as they follow the commands obediently. The sheepdog possess qualities like loyalty and being hard working which makes a sheepdog the perfect farm companion.

Kilkenny - around 2 hours

In Kilkenny, you can visit the Norman Kilkenny Castle that dates back to the 1100's. After exploring the gardens, you can watch a short film about the castle for free or spend the extra few euros to take a guided tour of the castle. 

Alternately, you could pay to visit the Rothe House, a magnificent example of a wealthy silk merchant’s home built in 159. 

Or you can just enjoy a walk on the cobbled streets of Kilkenny. Or visit the Black Abbey, the cathedral and much more. Kilkenny also has a proud food heritage and you will have the opportunity to enjoy lunch while in the city. 

What's included

  • Kilkenny City
  • Kilkenny Castle (small optional fee)
  • Wicklow Mountains
  • Visit the Monastic site of Glendalough
  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Luggage compartment

What's excluded

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Pets

What do I need to bring

  • Warm rain-proof clothing recommended

Important information

  • Not recommended for small children or those with walking disabilities (a fair amount of walking involved)
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems, with heart complaints, pregnant women or other serious medical conditions
  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • Suitable clothing for any weather
  • Comfortable shoes

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 1 day or less before departure

Categories

  • BUS OR MINIVAN TOUR
  • SEAT IN COACH TOUR
  • SIGHTSEEING
  • PHOTOGRAPHY
  • ADVENTURE
  • NATURE
  • CITY BREAK
  • DAY TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS
  • HIKING

Guided Language

  • English

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Seeing it once is not enough

Honestly, the only thing i was thinking about during our 9hour tour to Kilkenny and Glendalough , was if only i was a film maker. Those places was something else, so much puriity and serenity that your mind and soul calm like never before

By marcus1986 on 2020-01-02

My favorite

So much beauty! Ireland’s natural beauty is showcased so beautifully in this tour. The sheepdog show was my personal favorite moment, I just love dogs so much, and Glendalough was just so mystifying and magnificent. One thing I have to say though, it’s that it’s a shame we don’t get to stop at Wicklow.

By Alva Mark on 2019-10-10

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