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Glendalough, Wicklow and Kilkenny tour from Dublin including Sheepdog Trails

    Tour Operator: Finn McCools Tours     9 hours     Travel method: Bus     Region: Dublin

Departing Dublin at the nice and relax time of 8:00am this is the tour for those who like to get a few extra hours sleep in the morning.

We will start by making our way through Dublin City and heading for the Wicklow mountains.

This is truly a scenic drive with amazing scenery stretching as far as the eyes can see. Hollywood Blockbusters like ‘P.S. I Love You’ and ‘Braveheart’ have been filmed here. A 10 minute photo stop to get a few pictures of this outstanding view is also included.

Arriving at our first official stop for the day , Glendalough, you will have around 2 hours to explore one of the most beautiful sights in Ireland. An area renowned for its magnificent scenery and Monastic ruins dating back to the 10th Century. But that is not all, here you will find magnificent lakes, waterfalls etc. The wedding scene from the movie "Braveheart" was filmed here at Glendalough as well. 

After you explored Glendalough we have a special treat install for you , with a local farmer showing us how he and his trusted sheepdog round up a herd of sheep.Using only whistle commands you can experience the skill involved in this old tradition.With any luck there might even be a puppy on training and a few lambs on show.

Next stop is the fantastic little city of Kilkenny. Enjoy 2 hours walking down the cobbled streets and visit castles in a town that was once the medieval capital of Ireland back in the 11th century. You can also visit the Black Abbey and the Cathedral of Saint Canice with its magnificent round tower. 

After a busy day we will make our way back to Dublin and should be back around  6:00 PM and 6:30 PM.

*Please note that all times are approximate. The locations might be visited in a different order, depending on traffic and weather.

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Difficulty: Very easy

What is included

  • Kilkenny City
  • Kilkenny Castle (small optional fee)
  • Wicklow Mountains
  • Visit the Monastic site of Glendalough
  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Luggage compartment

Important information

  • Warm rain-proof clothing recommended


Not recommended for small children or 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

Wear comfortable clothing

Suitable clothing for any weather

Comfortable shoes

  Meeting Point Information

Departure: 8:00 am, Outside Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

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