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Kilkenny: Guided City Boat Tour with Kilkenny Castle Views

1. Kilkenny: Guided City Boat Tour with Kilkenny Castle Views

Boats depart from Canal Square and head upstream on the river Nore. Along the route, passengers will view the medieval architecture of Kilkenny, hear of the local history and take in sites such as the WW1 Memorial, St Canice’s Catheral and Kilkenny’s Round Tower. Turning at Greens Bridge, boats then travels back down stream, under Lady Desert bridge and St Johns Bridge, pass the boarding point, and beneath the shadow of the ever imposing, Kilkenny Castle. Continuing south, boats travels along the crest of Castle Weir through lush greenery to the ruins of Ormonde Woollen Mill. Here, boats turn once more and return passengers to the boarding pontoon at Canal Square. This Guided Boat Tours takes approximately 40 to 45 minutes.

Dublin by Kayak 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour

2. Dublin by Kayak 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour

Travel through Dublin city center by kayak, paddling past some of the city’s most iconic landmarks. Discover both the old and new quarters, and explore Dublin in memorable way. Spend approximately 1.5 hours on the beautiful river Liffey, and keep a look out for local wildlife too. No previous experience is necessary, and the tour is accessible to all—old and young, sporty and not so sporty. You’ll travel in a stable double-seater kayak, and there will be a small support boat in case anyone gets tired and needs a short tow to take a break. After the tour return to the start point location, a short walk from the city center.

Dublin: Old Liffey Ferry Guided Tour

3. Dublin: Old Liffey Ferry Guided Tour

Take a tour around Dublin on this guided river cruise. Setting off from the Dublin Docklands, you’ll sail along the river under Samuel Beckett Bridge, past highlights such as the Old Pidgeon House Hotel, the Great South Wall, and the Ringsend Chimneys.  Receive a warm welcome from your guide as you settle in for your adventure down the River Liffey. Learn about the local communities that live around the river and nearby estuaries and the trades and traditions that grew up around and amongst these people. As you sail along the waterways, look out for wildlife along the way. Marvel at the gannets, seals, and one of Europe’s largest colonies of arctic terns. End your tour back at your departure point and continue your exploration of Dublin with a new perspective on the city.

Cliffs of Moher, Connemara and Aran Islands Rail Tour

4. Cliffs of Moher, Connemara and Aran Islands Rail Tour

DAY 1 Check in at Dublin Heuston Station (Customer Service Desk) for a 7:00 AM departure with the InterCity train to Limerick (breakfast available). Join your coach here for a short tour of Limerick City and then to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park (admission included). Onto the village of Doolin for O'Connors Pub. Next, visit the stunning Cliffs of Moher, Black Head, the Burren, and Galway Bay with an overnight stay in the heart of Galway City (3-star hotel with bed and full Irish breakfast) DAY 2 10:30 AM transfer to Connemara Airport for a flight to Innismor where you'll join a tour of the islands, time for lunch at Kilronan before a visit to the magnificent ancient Fort Dún Aengus. Return flight and transfer. Back to Galway city late afternoon. Overnight as before. DAY 3 At 10:00 AM, head into magnificent Connemara where John Ford filmed "The Quiet Man" in 1951, taking in Clifden, Kylemore Abbey (reduced admission rate applies to Abbey itself), Leenane and Killary Harbour or Roundstone, the Coral Beach and the Sky Road. Take in views of the breathtaking, wild Atlantic Coastline. Return to Galway for an InterCity return train to Dublin Heuston arriving at 8:45 PM (snacks and full bar available). Prices are per person sharing - single room supplement applies Departs Daily (Monday-Saturday)

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What people are saying about Leinster

Neat experience and different way to see the city while being active! Plan to get a bit wet - especially on your legs (just from the splashing of the paddles and other kayakers) so would avoid wearing runners or other shoes that shouldn't get too wet. Otherwise a nice way to spend an evening in Dublin.

Fantastic boat trip. One of the highlights of our trip. The guide was so helpful and friendly and had lots of local stories! Such a peaceful and enjoyable boat trip. Highly recommend!!

Frank was our guide and it was very interesting to listen to the stories of the docks and the Dublin surroundings and the people that worked and lived there.

Clifford the owner/guide made it an enjoyable trip! gave us some amazing tips on places to go, and eat as well around Kilkenny. a must to do.

Extremely friendly and knowledgeable would highly recommend!