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Dublin: Kilkenny, Wicklow, & Glendalough with Sheepdog Show

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

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.

Kilkenny: St Canice's Cathedral and Round Tower Climb

2. Kilkenny: St Canice's Cathedral and Round Tower Climb

St Canice’s Cathedral and Round Tower are an essential part of the structural heritage in the vibrant medieval city of Kilkenny. This ecclesiastical site was founded in the 6th century and named after St Canice. Cill Channigh is the Gaelic for the Church of Canice, the church that originally stood on the site in the 6th century. The Round Tower is the oldest standing structure in Kilkenny City. Visitors can enjoy climbing the Round Tower capturing great views of the city (weather permitting). St Canice’s Round Tower is one of only two Round Towers that people can climb in Ireland.

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4.7 / 5

based on 872 reviews

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.

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.

Everything was fabulous, pleasant Irish music on the bus, very beautiful green scenery during the bus drive, the locations/towns/attractions which we visited were very interesting, our tour guide (Hazel) and the bus driver were very kind.

One of the best tours we did Hazel and Vic were super helpful and kind, also the tour was very informative! We were taken to wonderful beautiful places!!! I would highly recommend! 10 out of 10

A lovely day out with our guide, Hazel and driver supreme, Vedran. Fell in love with Kilkenny and can't wait to get back there for a holiday. Thank you.