See Irish castles, caves and cloisters on the Kilkenny City and Glendalough Day Trip from Dublin. Traveling by luxury coach, you'll head into Ireland's south-east region - an area as historically interesting as it is beautiful. Visit Kilkenny Castle and the monastic settlement of Glendalough while gaining insight into Irish folklore and history from your guide. This tour will also include a stop at the Wicklow Mountains to see Border Collies corral sheep across the fields as of March 1.
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.