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Glendalough,Wicklow and Kilkenny Day Tour from Dublin including Sheepdog Trails

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    Pass By: Temple Bar, Dublin 2 Ireland

    Briefly go past Temple Bar

    Stop At: Kilkenny Castle Park, Castle Rd, Dukesmeadows, Kilkenny, Ireland

    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.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Wicklow Mountains National Park, Glendalough Village Ireland

    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.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Glendalough Monastic Settlement, Visitor Centre Ireland

    Here you will have time to explore the ruined monastic city that dates back to the 10th century. You will also find magnificent lakes, waterfalls, and babbling brooks — everything you could want from one of Ireland’s most beautiful locations.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Glendalough Woollen Mills, Derrybawn, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow, Laragh A67 A268 Ireland

    Sheepdog herding is a tactic used by Shepherds to help them herd sheep and it is also a competitive dog sport. This tactic includes a Border Collie giving the sheep “The Eye” which is a direct stare used to intimidate the sheep while herding. A sheepdog is an integral part of farming culture and we want our passengers to experience this on our tour. Passengers will be able to see just how much a sheepdog can help its master and help them cut the work time in half with their help. The sheepdog possess qualities like loyalty and being hard working which makes a sheepdog the perfect farm companion.

    Duration: 45 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Charlemont House, Parnell Square N, Rotunda, Dublin, D01 F2X9, Ireland
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Glendalough Woollen Mills
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for small children. If they are very used to travelling on a bus tour and very used to walking, please book 1 seat per child and bring your own child seat.
    • Not recommended to 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
    • If passengers are late to the pick up the bus will not wait for them even if they call the office before hand. Must make sure they are on time. If passengers are intoxicated at any stage of the tour they will not be allowed on/back on the bus.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • The pick up point is in the City Centre so there is no parking available for passengers to leave their cars for the entire day.
    • Use the bathroom prior to coming to the pick up point. Bring a packed lunch and also wear comfortable clothing, comfortable shoes as well as a rainproof jacket.
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    The trip was great to Glendalough and Kilkenny is one of those places I think a person really needs to go back to (I intend to). The old monastic settlement at Glendalough was very interesting to walk around and check out. Not really a whole...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Unabrau
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    I was feeling under the weather when I went for this tour on an August Sunday, yet still managed to enjoy it a lot. Our guide was Kevin, and the driver was Jan, and they both did a splendid job. I just wished there was...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank LaurethaM
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    We loved this tour! spending the day exploring Glendolough, Wicklow Mountains and Kilkenny! was a lovely day. Our guide Kevin shared loads of Irish history with us while the skilled driver Stephen took us around those little towns. Thank you very much you both!!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank paulasanti
    Reviewed 10 August 2019 via mobile

    The Glendalough, Wicklow and Kilkenny full Day Tour from Dublin was great! Our guide Julia and driver Aussie Mick were friendly and knowledgeable, adding to the wonderful experience. Would definitely book another tour with them!

    1  Thank JRockens
    Reviewed 3 August 2019

    Wonderful tour guide by Julia and driven by "Captain John" lots of useful information and very passionate about what they do. A must to do! They show a very nice imagen of the company they work for. Thumbs up!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank kartoony6969
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    Andy B
    12 September 2019|
    Response from kierstenfalck | Reviewed this property |
    Hi there! I did a bus tour with Finn McCools Tours and it was awesome. I traveled to Galway and also visited Dublin but by far my favorite places were the small, hilly/mountainous towns. So my favorite bus tour was the... More
    Jackie O
    7 August 2019|
    Response from anrichar16 | Reviewed this property |
    Between 5 and 6 pm. We returned at 6 pm after a slight delay on the motorway back to Dublin.
    22 March 2019|
    Response from Jonas J |
    We were there at least an hour and probably more. Our guide walked us through St. Kevin's monastic settlement explaining the sights and then we were free on our own to walk the trail passing the lower lake and continuing to... More
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