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From Dublin: Glendalough, Wicklow, & Kilkenny Full-Day Trip

From Dublin: Glendalough, Wicklow, & Kilkenny Full-Day Trip

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Travel south to Kilkenny, then pass through some of the beautiful countryside in the Wicklow Mountains making your way towards Glendalough.

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Duration 9 hours
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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 sheepdog farm and watch a sheepdog herd with his master
Full description

First, make your way directly to Kilkenny, a town that was once the medieval capital of Ireland. Enjoy a 2-hour 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 for 2 hours 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 pick-up / 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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Meeting point

Tour departs at 8 AM, (please be 5-10 minutes early) from outside Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

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Important information

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  • 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 473 reviews

Review summary

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

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We couldn’t have asked for a better day tour, I do encourage everyone reading to book this experience, it is really one of a kind. We went on several day tours around Ireland, but this one was hands down the best. Our guide Jess was super friendly, easy-going and she provided us with some insightful and compelling information about all the places we were visiting that made the trip much more pleasurable. You are going to visit some charming towns and some breathtaking landscapes, all the while going through the depths of the country. Also, if you are sitting on the fence about the sheep dog demonstration thing, I was in the same position as you but it turned out to be the highlight of the day, it left me speechless. The shepherd Mick even brought out his little puppies for everyone to pet. I would’ve paid double for everything that we did, the price is next to nothing compared to the value and the ample satisfaction that we came away with.

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October 30, 2021

We went on the `Glendalough, Wicklow, Kilkenny & Sheep Dog Demonstration` tour and it was great! Sean and Michael were delightful and funny the whole time. Sean recommended lots of places to go to in Kilkenny and in Dublin for when we come back. Highly recommend start your vacation with this trip so you can get a feel for Ireland outside of Dublin and get tons of recs for places to go in Dublin!

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October 23, 2021

Nice excursion to see a bit of Ireland south of Dublin. For too much walking this tour is less. I had hoped to stay a little longer in the Wicklow Mountains, but I can't because you're also going to see the shepherd and go to Kilkenny. My guide was Jess.

October 17, 2021

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