Kilkenny, Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough, Sheep Dog Trials, Day Trip From Dublin

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  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    1: Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin, 23 O'Connell Street Upper, Northside, Dublin, D01 C3W7, Ireland
    2: Ulster Bank (College Green), 33 College Green, Dublin, D02 DD76, Ireland
    3: Jurys Inn Ch.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Westmoreland Street, Westmoreland St, Dublin, Ireland
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

See Irish castles, caves and cloisters on the Kilkenny City and Glendalough Day Trip from Dublin. Traveling by luxury coach, you'll head into Ireland's south-east region - an area as historically interesting as it is beautiful. Visit Kilkenny Castle and the monastic settlement of Glendalough while gaining insight into Irish folklore and history from your guide. This tour will also include a stop at the Wicklow mountains to see Border Collies corral sheep across the fields as of March 1.

Highlights

  • Includes free admission to top local attractions
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Glendalough Monastic Settlement, Vale of Glendalough, County Wicklow

Included is a guided walking tour offered by your tour guide.
For thousands of years people have been drawn to the valley of the two lakes for its spectacular scenery, rich history, archaeology and abundant wildlife. Glendalough is a remarkable place that will still your mind, inspire your heart and fill your soul.
The Monastic Site dates from 600AD original established by Saint Kevin.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Wicklow mountains national park, Glendalough Village, Vale of Glendalough, County Wicklow

The National Park is the mountain range and also the Glendalough Monastic site and lakes. The tour spends 2 hours at the monastic site to include the walking tour and the drive through the Wicklow Gap with a stop at the top where there is a beautiful scenic point

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Wild Rover Tours, Dublin, County Dublin

Departing Dublin the tour with depart from and return through the different parts of the city. Your guide will tell you about the history of the city, the landmark buildings and stories of local folklore and people.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kilkenny castle, Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

Open access to the wonderful extensive Castle grounds behind the fortified granite walls that are 1000 years old. Across from the Castle is Butler House & Gardens, beautiful gardens and in the Castle stable yards the are crafts men and women at work, sculptures, painters, silversmiths and potterers.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Wicklow Gap, County Wicklow

Is one of the highest Irish mountain passes and located in County Wicklow.The wild and rugged scenery is the film location for many movies from Braveheart to PS I Love You and more recently the tv series Vikings.
We have a stop at the top of the Gap and you have the opportunity to stroll the area and capture some images.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Glendalough Monastic Settlement, Vale of Glendalough, County Wicklow

Glendalough Sheep Farm. We visit the Cullen family Farm and participate in the Sheep Dog Trials,have the opportunity to handle the lambs which are bred all year and play with the Irish Collie Dogs

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: The Curragh Racecourse, County Kildare

Travelling though the County of Kildare, rich land the home to Irelands thoroughbred race horse breeding industry.
The Curragh is extensive area and National Park, it is the home to wild life while also the military base, Irelands largest prison and of course the home of Irish flat racing.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup from selected hotels in Dublin

Complimentary walking tours of of Kilkenny Medieval City & Glendalough Monastic Site

Stop at Wicklow Gap glacial valley

Free unlimited 4G Wi-Fi available on the coach

Irish sheep farm visit & sheep dog demonstration herding sheep,handle lambs all year & collie dogss

Guided walking tours in Kilkenny City & Glendalough Monastic Site

All Fees and Taxes

Entry/Admission - Glendalough Monastic Settlement

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Hotel drop off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please advise one of the available pickup locations upon check out in the special requirements field

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

Children 2 years and under are not allowed to travel

Traveler Reviews

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  • 04-Mar-2020

    Richard and Paulo were fantastic at getting us around the Wicklow region. Richard was funny and very informative, often telling us of hidden ruins along the way. One example was the ancient enclosures upon the mountain that were highlighted because of the snow. We got to the Glendalough area and learned about the tower in the Monastic site. We then hiked our way to upper lake (1.4-1.6km). Do not miss out on this! I am sure if you ask the tour company, they can arrange a taxi to take you via the road to see the lake. The views were stunning even though the wind was trying to blow us over. Then, in my opinion, the best part of the whole tour was next. Watching the working sheep dogs! It was fantastic, and because we were there during Lambing season, we got to hold baby lambs (and a fiesty little puppy!) Micheal, the shepherd, was very informative about the whole process of herding, sheering and culling sheep. Unfortunately, the sheep are raised mostly for meat instead of their wool. The most mesmerizing part of our day was watching Maggie and 15 year old Dell work these sheep all with Micheal's whistles! We then went up the mountain for a photo stop right off the side of the road. We even had the lovely snow blowing down on us. We made our way down through the original Hollywood and into Kilkenny. Richard gave us some interesting facts about the Kilkenny castle and then we went down to the town hall, or the Tholsel. We were then told about herbest Alice and her poor maid, Patronella, and how one fled a witch Hunt while the other was burned at the stake. Kilkenny is a tiny Town and very easy to walk. We headed back to the restaurant above the Kilkenny design center for something to eat and to get a gander at the castle and the gardens once more. Richard was truly a fantastic guide and was dripping with historic facts.

    I've done a tour with another local tour company and I can say hands down Wild Rover is the better of the two. You have a driver focused on the road while the guide gives plenty of details and history about Ireland.

  • 19-Feb-2020

    Lovely itinerary with a delightful host! This tour was the perfect balance of guided and independent. The countryside was amazing and the sheepdog demonstration was a real treat.

  • 18-Nov-2019

    This was a fantastic tour with great views and lots of information and history delivered by Kathy! A must see if you find yourself in Ireland!!

  • 01-Nov-2019

    The trip to Glendalough was particularly good and the guide certainly knew his history and it was a great trip. The visit to the monastic ruins was very good, and the demonstration of the Sheep Dog trials was fascinating. If only it had ended there. The trip to Kilkenny was just plain dreary and the town is uninteresting.

  • 21-Oct-2019

    A full day of touring, including walking around the wooded and beautiful Gendalough lakes, seeing numerous old castles and abbeys, a talented sheepdog demo, and a self-guided tour of Kilkenny Castle (a few Euros extra). Ashley was a very knowledgeable local guide. Buses were comfortable and had access to wifi. Well worth the money.

  • 21-Oct-2019

    A good trip.
    Very comfortable bus.
    For what was planned there was enough time to see what we wanted without exaggeration.
    The guide gave a lot of information, only if she spoke a little slower we would understand better.

  • 15-Oct-2019

    Our tour guide Aisling was absolutely amazing! Very knowledgeable, nice, and was very accommodating. Gave us great recommendations for our time back in Dublin as well. Our driver Sidney was also great, as the weather wasn't the greatest. Highly recommend anyone to book this trip.

  • 09-Oct-2019

    Despite the rain. this was a great day. Kilkenny is a beautiful town with such a rich history. Richard (tour guide) did an amazing job at sharing all of the rich history and interesting stories with us. He was fantastic. Sean was an incredible driver as well (kept us safe in all the rain). Wicklow Mountains were beautiful. Was hoping to hike more but wasn't able to because of the weather, so I enjoyed some time indoors with a delicious Irish Coffee. And the Sheep Dog Trials were so fun. Loved learning about the sheeps and dogs. Great tour - would definitely recommend it.

  • 07-Oct-2019

    Quality was excellent as was the value. There were no surprises other than the fact that it exceeded our expectations in all areas. This tour is a hidden gem and the ease of booking etc was remarkable.

  • 07-Oct-2019

    Had a fabulous day with the gorgeous Cathy tour guide and Sid the bus driver. Very knowledgeable and loads of fun. Made my Dads day singing Happy Birthday. Kilkenny was beautiful and the castle well worth looking at. Glendalough was full of so much history and very picturesque. Great value tour. Thanks guys we had a fantastic day!!

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