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$42.24 Cultural & Theme Tours

Kilkenny City, Wicklow Park, and Glendalough Tour from Dublin

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Glendalough Monastic Settlement, Vale of Glendalough, County WicklowIncluded is a guided walking tour offered by your tour guide.For thousands of years people have been drawn to ‘the valley of the two lakes‘ for its spectacular scenery, rich history, archaeology and abundant wildlife. Glendalough is a remarkable place that will still your mind, inspire your heart and fill your soul.The Monastic Site dates from 600AD original established by Saint Kevin.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Wicklow Mountains National Park, Glendalough Village, Vale of Glendalough, County WicklowThe National Park is the mountain range and also the Glendalough Monastic site and lakes. The tour spends 2 hours at the monastic site to include the walking tour and the drive through the Wicklow Gap with a stop at the top where there is a beautiful scenic pointDuration: 3 hoursStop At: Wild Rover Tours, Dublin, County DublinDeparting Dublin the tour with depart from and return through the different parts of the city. Your guide will tell you about the history of the city, the landmark buildings and stories of local folklore and people.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, County KilkennyOpen access to the wonderful extensive Castle grounds behind the fortified granite walls that are 1000 years old. Across from the Castle is Butler House & Gardens, beautiful gardens and in the Castle stable yards the are crafts men and women at work, sculptures, painters, silversmiths and potterers. Duration: 1 hourStop At: The Wicklow Gap, County WicklowIs one of the highest Irish mountain passes and located in County Wicklow.The wild and rugged scenery is the film location for many movies from Braveheart to PS I Love You and more recently the tv series Vikings.We have a stop at the top of the Gap and you have the opportunity to stroll the area and capture some images.Duration: 25 minutesStop At: Glendalough Monastic Settlement, Vale of Glendalough, County WicklowGlendalough Sheep Farm. We visit the Cullen family farm and participate in the Sheep Dog Trials,have the opportunity to handle the lambs which are bred all year and play with the Irish Collie Dogs Duration: 45 minutesPass By: The Curragh Racecourse, County KildareTravelling though the County of Kildare, rich land the home to Irelands thoroughbred race horse breeding industry.The Curragh is extensive area and National Park, it is the home to wild life while also the military base, Irelands largest prison and of course the home of Irish flat racing.

$827.77 Cultural & Theme Tours

Dublin 5-Day Ireland Tour with Cliffs of Moher, Ring of Kerry

Day 1: Dublin – Galway  Leave Dublin behind and travel west, stopping at Locke's Distillery in Kilbeggan. Sample award-winning Kilbeggan whiskey, and then continue to Clonmacnoise Monastery on the banks of the Shannon River to explore this important early Christian site. Visit a typically friendly local pub (full of both character and characters!) before arriving in Galway for your first night. Overnight: 3-star hotel or B&B in Galway Day 2: Galway – Killarney (B) Set out with your guide to explore beautiful County Clare on Ireland’s west coast. Visit the Burren – the aptly named barren rolling hills covered with limestone rocks – and then spend your afternoon at the Cliffs of Moher. Standing more than 700 feet (213 meters) high, the cliffs cover more than 5 miles (8 km) of coastline, forming a breathtaking backdrop against the Atlantic Ocean waves. After enjoying time at leisure, cross Shannon Estuary with your guide, and arrive in Killarney – your base for the remaining three nights. Spend the evening at leisure. Overnight: 3-star hotel or B&B in Killarney Day 3: Killarney – Dingle Peninsula (B)  Set off early to discover Dingle Peninsula, an area famous for its scenery and Gaelic Culture. Traveling by luxury minivan, you’ll stop to check out ancient forts and early religious sites before soaking up panoramic views from Slea Head and Inch Beach. Spend time in the tiny town of Dingle itself – famous for its local music scene and buzzing Irish pubs. Your guide will show you the best spots, and you’ll have time to explore independently before returning to Killarney to enjoy the night. Overnight: 3-star hotel or B&B in Killarney Day 4: Killarney – Ring of Kerry (B)  Travel along the famous Ring of Kerry – one of the world's classic touring routes – which stretches along Ireland’s southwestern coast. The entire ring covers nearly 109 miles (176 km) of sublime coastal roads, and deserves a full day to really appreciate it. Traveling around Ivernagh Peninsular, enjoy stops with your guide to learn about the history of the area. Explore ancient ring forts, small fishing villages and sandy beaches. Walk through Killarney National Park to visit Torc Waterfall – thought of locally as a natural wonder! Then return to Killarney in the evening. Overnight: 3-star hotel or B&B in Killarney Day 5: Killarney – Dublin (B) Hop back on your minibus and travel through the breathtaking West Cork Mountains to reach Blarney Castle. While exploring with your guide, be sure to kiss the infamous Blarney Stone for a lifetime of smooth talking! En route to Dublin, see the Rock of Cashel, a Celtic cathedral in County Tipperary, and then enjoy a break in Kilkenny City before reaching Dublin in the evening. Returning approximately 7.30pm.

$17.13 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Kilkenny Smithwick's Experience Admission and Ale Tasting

Make your own way to Smithwick’s Experience Kilkenny, roughly 1.5 hours from Dublin by car, at a time suited to you. Located in an old Victorian brewing building in Kilkenny City, the Smithwick’s Experience offers a fully interactive, multi-sensory journey through Smithwick’s history. On arrival, join one of the guided tours — which run regularly throughout the day and last approximately an hour — and trace the evolution of Ireland’s oldest beer brand, from its medieval origins right up to present day. Holograms, Franciscan monks and living portraits of John Smithwick and his family guide you through the tour. Discover how the Smithwick’s story dates back to the 1200s, when monks settled at St Francis Abbey, which functioned as a brewery for more than 300 years. Then, hear about the arrival of the Smithwick family in the 18th century. You’ll also learn more about the brewing process itself and have the chance to experience the texture, tastes and smells of the materials that go into creating the perfect pint of Smithwick’s ale. Finish your tour with a carefully poured pint (or a soft drink) at the bar before heading to the gift shop, where you’ll have the opportunity to purchase souvenirs.

$15.98 Cultural & Theme Tours

Kilkenny Ghost Walking Tour

The ghost tour is 1-hour long starting upstairs in Lanigans Bar and Restaurant at 8pm. Each tour will be guide by one of the characters (The Witch, Dr Death, Highwayman, Priest Hunter, the Monk or the Banshee).The tour takes you through the haunted streets of the oldest medieval city in Ireland. Starting with the curse of Sir Richard Shee along St. Marys Lane to St. Marys Church and graveyard. You will experience the first ever witch trial of the notorious Dame Alice Ketyler along with her accomplices, Petronilla and Basilia and her imp, or evil spirit, called Robin Artisson, to whom, in order to make the infernal thing obedient to all their commands, they sacrificed nine red cocks in the middle of the highway, and offered up the eyes of nine peacocks.If that’s not enough to spook even the bravest souls the tour takes us from the ghostly Kilkenny prison via Rothe house to the mysteries Black Abbey with its open stone tombs and up Black mill street St Marys Cathedral.As you make your way up chapel lane your will experience the ghostly presence of the highwayman, James Freney, the Irish Robin hood, the monk and the Dr. Death. Arriving at Kilkenny Castle visitors like those before them may encounter the white lady or even hear the screams of the Banshee herself.Arriving at the famous Johns Bridge visitors’ may see some of the ghostly shapes of the 16 people who fell into the river Nore when the bridge collapsed in 1763.

$39.96 Outdoor Activities

The Kilkenny Way: Ultimate Hurling Experience

International visitors have little or no knowledge of the national game and this activity is a great way of teaching all about Irish culture and heritage. You will learn all about the 3,000 year-old ancient Celtic games. You will gain entry into the Legends Hurling Museum where you will receive an in debt historical analysis of the history of the GAA and all its great players.Next, you will visit Nowlan Park, home of the famous Kilkenny Cats, for a tour of the stadium, and hit the pitch to experience the skills of the clash of the ash and see if you have what it takes to become a "Kilkenny Cat".

$147.29 Day Trips & Excursions

LUXURY TOUR OF WATERFORD CRYSTAL & KILKENNY CITY TOUR

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Irish Luxury Tours, Dublin, County DublinDepart Nassau Street Dublin 2 at 08.00am (At the side of Trinity College close to Grafton Street) You will travel from Dublin through the county of Kildare know as the "Thoroughbred County" so called for the amount of top race horses that are bred and sold from the large stud farms in this region. You continue you on to  Waterford the  oldest city in Ireland established when the Vikings first visited here in 852AD and tourists have being coming ever since. Reginald’s Tower dominates the skyline, gazing over the bustling River Suir and the narrow medieval lanes of the  Viking’s triangle.  Duration: 8 hoursStop At: Waterford Crystal, Waterford, County WaterfordWaterford City's Reginald’s Tower dominates the skyline, gazing over the bustling River Suir and the narrow medieval lanes of the  Viking’s triangle.  Waterford Crystal, the awesome gem in Waterford’s wonderful crown, is a magical world of precious glass blowers and elegant engravers. After the factory tour return to the magnificent new showroom to marvel at these pieces of art. There is time for shopping at the showroom before departing to Kilkenny City.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: The Kilkenny Way, Kilkenny, County KilkennyArriving into  Kilkenny City is Ireland’s most authentic  medieval town; Kilkenny Castle, St. Canice’s Cathedral and the Black Abbey have being residing here since the thirteenth century. Remarkably these ancient structures rest seamlessly with hip bars, chic restaurants and fashionable boutiques. Your 1 hour walking tour of Kilkenny city commences and you will hear all sorts of stories from  wealthy tradesmen to bishops and witches, Kilkenny has seen it all.  A Witch who murdered her four husbands? A Mayor who fathered 25 children! A pass time involving Kilkenny Cats! A Spinning Cage outside the Tholsel for troublemakers!, A public burning of Petronella the maid in 1324! Roaming Pigs in Graveyards and the town centre! Black Death, Whippings, Burnings, Crime, Jails, Theft .After your walking  tour finishes you will have time to view the Magnificent Kilkenny Castle or the beautiful Rose Gardens or to simply meander throw these ancient streets. Duration: 2 hoursPass By: Nassau Street, Dublin, County DublinYOUR TOUR FINISHES HERE