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Dublin: Glendalough, Wicklow, Kilkenny and Sheepdog demonstration

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Dublin: Glendalough, Wicklow, Kilkenny and Sheepdog demonstration

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Overview

Don't come to Ireland and just spend all your time in Dublin. You won't be seeing the real Ireland. This private tour transports you there, spending a day cruising around the Irish countryside engulfing yourself in bright green fields, castles, abbeys, and rustic villages. Stop in majestic and secluded Glendalough, explore the Wicklow Mountains and enjoy the ancient wonders of Kilkenny, where you can walk around a 12th-century Norman Castle, a medieval cathedral or stroll the cobbled streets before heading back to Dublin.
  • Guided day trip from Dublin to Glendalough and Kilkenny in the Irish countryside
  • Marvel at the panoramic views from your vehicle while being transported around the countryside
  • Visit a 12th-century Norman castle, a medieval abbey and verdant gardens in Kilkenny
  • A private guide and vehicle ensures a personalized experience
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Professional guide
Live commentary on board
Air-conditioned vehicle
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Charlemont House, Parnell Square N, Rotunda, Dublin, D01 F2X9, Ireland

Please be at the departure point 5 - 10 mins before our tour leaves. Meeting point: Outside Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Parnell Square N, Dublin 1, at 8 am Return point: Returns to original departure point between 5 pm and 6 pm.

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY Finn McCools Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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  • "She was French, so you had to listen hard through her French accent." See review
  • "I can highly recommended this trip to all from teens to adults" See review

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star-5
fantastic experience,...
Mara_S
, Nov 2021
fantastic experience, excellent stuff, safe and secure. traditional irish music on the bus, good comunication and simphaty
star-5
Willow tour
Chris_S
, Nov 2021
The whole tour was beautiful. Sheepdog show was amazing. Anthony was attentive to all passengers he spent time with all of us.
star-5
It was awesome to see the...
Swan_R
, Nov 2021
It was awesome to see the castle, the upper river, and monastery and the sheepdog herding the sheep.
star-5
Beautiful experience! Our...
DEBORAH_A
, Nov 2021
Beautiful experience! Our tour guide Jess was amazing and very knowledgeable and pleasant. She took her time to answer our questions and explain Ireland's history. The drive was smooth and scenic thanks to Noel. The sheepdog demonstration was a thumbs up as well. If you're planning to visit, then this is a definite must.
star-5
Brilliant value
Adam_B
, Oct 2021
Anthony the guide was fun and informative and kept you organised and entertained and Anthony the driver displayed expert driving down some country lanes that seemed impossibly small for a coach. Kilkenny nice and sheepdog demonstration was good but Glendalough was amazing!
star-5
Great tour, bad bus
Nina_B
, Oct 2021
Beautiful places visited and great tour guide! My only complaint is the bus, which had its seats arranged too tight, which made the ride a bit uncomfortable. There were also no functioning power outlets.
star-5
Wonderful Experience - Sheepdog Herding was a Highlight
Margaret_H
, Oct 2021
Wonderful tour, I could have probably gone without the Kilkenny stop but Glendalough was beautiful, and the sheepdog herding demonstration was absolutely incredible- that alone made the trip well worth it! A word to the wise, be sure to bring extra layers and dress warmly as the morning temperatures in the mountains can dip.
star-5
Well organized tour, beautiful and interesting
Jan_E
, Oct 2021
The tour was very well organized and Jess and Anthony did a great job at making sure everything went to plan. We did get 2 hours for roaming freely in Glendalough (awesome ruined church, tower and graveyard and beautiful lakes, mountains and forest) and Kilkenny (castle, cathedral, ...) plus 1 hour of impressive sheep herding demonstrations with lots of info about a shepherd's job and shepherd dogs, also puppies. For some edutainment Jess also told us about Irish history on the motorway stretches, but we also got enough quiet time there. Please heed there advice about warm clothes (Glendalough is rather cold) and packing snacks, as your first chance for a proper lunch would be Kilkenny (got there at 14:30), but that takes away from your sightseeing time there.
star-4
Excellent 1-day experience in Dublin
Ayushi_P
, Sep 2021
The guide was extremely knowledgeable and such a warm people’s person! The driver was also really efficient and it felt safe. Especially loved Glendalough, and the shepherding experience. Excellent details shared that you couldn’t find elsewhere if you planned on your own. LycaMobile doesn’t work everywhere in Glendalough. So people are advised not to stray too far away from the bus. Also, it would be awesome if there was an option to roll down the windows, at least when it’s not raining. Finally, even though the trip deserves 5-stars, I had to spend 10 EUR extra to get a taxi upto Parnell. Buses don’t work that early on Sunday, and I think people may benefit if an hour is added to the evening instead of morning on Sunday.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great tour!
Danielle_G
, Sep 2021
Great tour, good guide and driver (Kevin & Teddy), nice program. Especially like the sheep dog demonstration!

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