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Kilkenny, Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough, Sheep Dog Trials, Day Trip from Dublin - with unbiased reviews

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

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Learn about Irish folklore and medieval architecture on this hassle-free day trip to Glendalough and Kilkenny from Dublin. Avoid the stress of organizing transport and activities, and let a guide do the hard work for you. Combine visits to Glendalough’s monastic settlement, Wicklow Mountain National Park, and Kilkenny Castle with a sheep herding demonstration, and travel with ease between the dispersed landmarks. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included for added convenience.
You’ll have 3 starting options
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  • 1
    Glendalough Monastic Settlement
    Stop: 2 hours -
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  • 2
    Wicklow Mountains National Park
    Stop: 3 hours -
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  • 3
    Wild Rover Tours
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 4
    Kilkenny Castle
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 5
    The Wicklow Gap
    Stop: 25 minutes -
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  • 6
    Glendalough Monastic Settlement
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
Westmoreland Street
Westmoreland St, Dublin, IrelandThe tour will end at the drop off point of Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2 at 6.15pm.
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  • Escape bustling Dublin for a day, with included transportation
  • Travel between Kilkenny, Glendalough, and Wicklow Mountains with ease 
  • Guide commentary contextualizes each stop
  • Choose between free time and guided tours 
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Dublin saves time with a door-to-door service
What to Expect
Begin your tour with convenient pickup at your Dublin hotel, where you’ll climb aboard a comfortable tour vehicle and set out into the Irish countryside. Enjoy the scenery and leave the driving to your guide on the way to Kilkenny Castle. Listen to your guide’s commentary on the history of the castle, built in the 12th century on the River Nore. Spend some free time exploring the chambers and the rose garden at your own pace, before heading out into the village of Kilkenny. Stroll the cobblestone streets, taking in sights of the monasteries, cathedrals, and Tudor-style houses. Meet up with your guide for a last stop at the 12th-century St. Francis Abbey Brewery before departing. Back on the bus, head over the picturesque Wicklow Gap into Wicklow Mountains National Park. Keep your camera at the ready and take advantage of the fact that someone else is driving, using that time to snap photos of the dreamy scenery instead. Stop at a local sheep farm to see border collies doing what they do best: herding sheep, a long-standing Irish tradition. Once you reach the glacial valley of Glendalough, take in sights of the glacial lakes and stop at the medieval monastery and tower. After an orientation from your guide, spend a while exploring independently before boarding the bus and returning to Dublin for drop-off.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin, 23 O'Connell Street Upper, Northside, Dublin, D01 C3W7, Ireland Ulster Bank (College Green), 33 College Green, Dublin, D02 DD76, Ireland Jurys Inn Christchurch Dublin, 8 Christchurch Pl, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, D08 REK7, Ireland
Return Details
Westmoreland Street, Westmoreland St, Dublin, Ireland
  • 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
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please be outside one of the 3 available pickup locations listed
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Children 2 years and under are not allowed to travel
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please be there 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: Wild Rover Tours
Heena M
Really good trip, would recommend
Travelled with wild rover tour who were really good. Looked after people well. Murphy was an excellent guide,
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Cliff of Moher
Excellent guide (David) and skillful driver (Pat). Totally enjoyed the tour, the magnificent scenery, the
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Terry H
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fun Day
Our bus driver Sara was terrific! She handled the bus around the "Kissing Corner" with such ease and
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Amazing day!!!
We looked at numerous different tours to see the Giants Causeway, and we're so pleased we chose Wild Rover. The
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Katie S
A Fantastic Day
My second time taking this tour did not disappoint! Very entertaining guide and great value for the price. Would
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Ahlam T
Great tour!!
Anyone going to Ireland needs to go on this tour. Our tour guide Murphy was awesome. He was super funny and made a
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Great trip
Great time. The cliffs of Moher were beautiful and a must see. The guide was amazing. She gave you the history of
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Ashley S
Aisling and Sidney were great guides. The overall day was amazing. The highlight was meeting Jess, the sheepdog.
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Tanner O
Excellent Tour
Took the tour during one of the storms and though it was difficult to see the Cliffs and experience. the beauty of
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Kayla W
So glad I decided to take this tour on my day off from a work trip. Super knowledgeable driver (Murphy I believe)
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  • Duration: 10h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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