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Dublin: Kilkenny, Wicklow, & Glendalough with Sheepdog trail

1. Dublin: Kilkenny, Wicklow, & Glendalough with Sheepdog trail

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.

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4.7 / 5

based on 741 reviews

This tour was amazing. Such a steal for the price!! We didn’t know a lot about Glendalouch going in, but it was so beautiful and the ruins of the monastery are a must see. The Wicklow mountains are very pretty and I’m told you get a good view of it’s clear. (When we went it was so foggy) and the sheepdog demo is a lot more interesting than you would think. The farmer tells you all about the training process and the different calls, then you get to see the dogs in action herding the sheep through cones. Kilkenny castle was so interesting and the town is quite charming. We were really happy with the amount of time to see everything, we never felt rushed and got to see everything we wanted. Our guide Mark and driver Marcin were great. We learned so much about the history of the land and heard many stories about the mythology. Would recommend this strongly if you have an extra day.

I think the best way to experience a country is with a tour guide. They give you the history and stories behind what you are seeing. This is so much better than trying to navigate in a foreign country with different driving rules. I love hearing the back stories and gaining an idea of the real people.

Peter the tour guide gave us a real overview of Ireland…. Through his talking, story’s and the scenery we were stopping by to see the real Irland!! Thanks for such a nice trip and such a nice scenery! Really to recommending!

Ireland’s landscape is breathtakingly beautiful! We had a really nice walk in Glendalough, enjoyed the lovely sceneries in wicklow. I think my favorite part of the trip was the sheepdog. That’s pretty cool!

Good day with awesome guide! Everything was interesting, informative and timely- good stories and good music