Adventure

Dublin: Kilkenny, Wicklow, & Glendalough with Sheepdog trail

Activity provider: Finn McCools Tours

Dublin: Kilkenny, Wicklow, & Glendalough with Sheepdog trail

Activity provider: Finn McCools Tours

From US$ 48.59 per person

Visit the medieval city of Kilkenny, pass through the beautiful countryside of the Wicklow Mountains towards Glendalough, and experience a working sheepdog demonstration on this guided full-day tour.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore medieval Kilkenny which was once the capital of Ireland
  • See location sites from movies such as "P.S. I Love You" and "Braveheart"
  • Enjoy the beautiful view of Glendalough and the Wicklow Mountains
  • Visit a sheep farm and watch a sheepdog herd with his master
  • Take in the striking scenery of this area and connect with local traditions
Full description

Admire the tower of Glendalough, the wild beauty of the Wicklow Mountains, and the medieval city of Kilkenny on a full-day guided tour from Dublin.

Depart from Dublin and make your way directly to Kilkenny, a town that was once the medieval capital of Ireland. Enjoy walking down the cobbled streets and visit the Black Abbey and the Cathedral of Saint Canice. After that, travel through the Wicklow Mountains to your next stop.

Visit the monastic site of Glendalough. Hollywood Blockbusters like ‘P.S. I Love You’ and ‘Braveheart’ have been filmed here. Explore the area renowned for its ruins, magnificent lakes, and waterfalls. Finally, head over to a sheepdog farm and watch a sheepdog herd with his master. Look at the Border Collies using a tactic called “The Eye” on sheep. Witness a shepherd and his dog at work and watch how they herd a flock of sheep.

Includes
  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • Glendalough visit

    • Cathedral of Saint Canice visit

    • Black Abbey visit

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English

  • Transport
    • Transport by bus / coach

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet your guide outside the Dublin City Gallery, in front of The Hugh Lane. Look for the activity provider's, Finn McCools Tours, stand.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Jacket

Not allowed

  • Intoxication

Know before you go

  • This tour involves a lot of walking and is not recommended for small children or people with limited mobility
  • This is a long day trip and it can be up to 2 hours between stops
  • Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund
  • All times are approximate and locations might be visited in a different order, depending on traffic and weather conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 872 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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We thoroughly enjoyed the trip and thought it was excellent value for money. It was so nice to see so many places outside of Dublin. We did worry it might feel like a long day but it goes very quickly and doesn’t feel like you’re on the coach for a long time. Our driver and your guide were both lovely. Highly recommend.

January 6, 2023

Fantastic day overall. We were a group of 8 and all enjoyed it tremendously - helped also by the hand of God as we had clear blue skies throughout the day albeit the temperature hovered around freezing. Starting with the guide (Hazel), she has an amazing personality and constantly sensitive to the passengers’ needs. Obviously very passionate about her country and the rich/colourful history and folklore. She enthused us by her flowing stories as we rode out of Dublin to Glandalough, and to the Irish working dogs and later to Killkenny City. The excursion was well balanced allowing for flexibility at stops to relax or follow Hazel’s recommendations for further discovery. The bus and the bus drive were excellent. Every steps well planned and on time.

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January 2, 2023

Great experience! Jacinta and Nicholas gave us a wonderful day. Kilkenny and Glendalough take about 2 hours and the sheepdogs are really worth it - very interesting! Jacinta was very welcoming and shared a lot about Irish history and culture. The music selection was great too. Nicholas is a good driver and did a great job. Can recommend this trip unreservedly!

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November 13, 2022

Product ID: 131067