Day trip

Dublin: Kilkenny, Wicklow, & Glendalough with Sheepdog trail

Activity provider: Finn McCools Tours

Dublin: Kilkenny, Wicklow, & Glendalough with Sheepdog trail

Activity provider: Finn McCools Tours
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From US$ 27.42 per person

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Visit the medieval city of Kilkenny, pass through the beautiful countryside of the Wicklow Mountains towards Glendalough, and experience a working sheepdog demonstration on this guided full-day tour.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore medieval Kilkenny which was once the capital of Ireland
  • See location sites from movies such as "P.S. I Love You" and "Braveheart"
  • Enjoy the beautiful view of Glendalough and the Wicklow Mountains
  • Visit a sheep farm and watch a sheepdog herd with his master
  • Take in the striking scenery of this area and connect with local traditions
Full description

Admire the tower of Glendalough, the wild beauty of the Wicklow Mountains, and the medieval city of Kilkenny on a full-day guided tour from Dublin.

Depart from Dublin and make your way directly to Kilkenny, a town that was once the medieval capital of Ireland. Enjoy walking down the cobbled streets and visit the Black Abbey and the Cathedral of Saint Canice. After that, travel through the Wicklow Mountains to your next stop.

Visit the monastic site of Glendalough. Hollywood Blockbusters like ‘P.S. I Love You’ and ‘Braveheart’ have been filmed here. Explore the area renowned for its ruins, magnificent lakes, and waterfalls. Finally, head over to a sheepdog farm and watch a sheepdog herd with his master. Look at the Border Collies using a tactic called “The Eye” on sheep. Witness a shepherd and his dog at work and watch how they herd a flock of sheep.

Includes
  • Transportation
  • Guided tour
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet your guide outside the Dublin City Gallery, in front of The Hugh Lane. Look for the activity provider's, Finn McCools Tours, stand.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Jacket

Not allowed

  • Intoxication

Know before you go

  • This tour involves a lot of walking and is not recommended for small children or people with limited mobility
  • This is a long day trip and it can be up to 2 hours between stops
  • Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund
  • All times are approximate and locations might be visited in a different order, depending on traffic and weather conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 811 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Thoroughly loved every part of the tour especially our tour guide Jacinta and driver Alex. They were incredibly friendly, courteous, organized and knowledgeable. I didn't feel rushed at all. There was lots of time to see and do stuff at each of the main stops. The tourbus was clean and air conditioned and made for an incredible, comfortable experience. This is a tour not to be missed as there is so much history and culture. Bring comfortable shoes for lots of walking/hiking.

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October 2, 2022

Click on “Book Now” and you won’t regret it. This tour was truly marvelous. Our bus driver, Alex, expertly navigated the terrain, while Jacinta, our tour guide, regaled us with stories and an engaging Irish history lesson. Glendalough was absolutely beautiful and Kilkenny was charming. Also really enjoyed the sheepdog herding demonstration. Thank you!

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October 2, 2022

I think the best way to experience a country is with a tour guide. They give you the history and stories behind what you are seeing. This is so much better than trying to navigate in a foreign country with different driving rules. I love hearing the back stories and gaining an idea of the real people.

September 29, 2022

Product ID: 131067