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From Dublin: Glendalough, Wicklow, & Kilkenny Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: Finn McCools Tours

From Dublin: Glendalough, Wicklow, & Kilkenny Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: Finn McCools Tours
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From US$ 50.90 US$ 40.72 per person

Travel south to Kilkenny, then pass through some of the beautiful countryside in the Wicklow Mountains making your way towards Glendalough.

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Duration 9 hours
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  • Explore medieval Kilkenny which was once the capital of Ireland
  • See location sites from movies such as "P.S. I Love You" and "Braveheart"
  • Enjoy the beautiful view of Glendalough and the Wicklow Mountains
  • Visit a sheepdog farm and watch a sheepdog herd with his master
Full description

Visit the tower of Glendalough, admire the wild beauty of the Wicklow Mountains, and explore the medieval city of Kilkenny on a full-day guided tour from Dublin.

First, 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.

  • Transportation
  • Guided tour
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your guide outside the Dublin City Gallery, in front of The Hugh Lane. Look for the activity provider's, Finn McCools Tours, stand.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Jacket

Not allowed

  • Intoxication

Know before you go

  • This tour involves a lot of walking and is not recommended for small children or people with limited mobility
  • This is a long day trip and it can be up to 2 hours between stops
  • Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund
  • All times are approximate and locations might be visited in a different order, depending on traffic and weather conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 715 reviews

Review summary

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The tour guide and driver were great! Your company’s refusal to help me with my items left on the coach is terrible. No phone number on any of our paperwork was answered! The whole hotel staff tried everything an NO response. You can be sure that I will spread the word of your indifference! K Dellner

August 15, 2022

This tour is highly recommended, excellent value for money. The scenery is beautiful; Kilkenny was absolutely worth seeing. Overall the schedule was reasonable. I particularly liked the demonstration of the shepherd dogs (Border Collies) at work. Shepherd Mike reported a lot of interesting things about working with dogs and sheep. Our guide Erin took good care of everything and everyone, told us in an entertaining way and gave us a lot of different information. The driver was also friendly and attentive.

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July 19, 2022

An amazing day with Brian and Dave! The guided tour by Brian was very informative, interesting and funny. Not even the bus rides were boring! A full day of breathtaking views of the mountains, lakes and valleys and spectacular architecture. Maggie and Rosie (border collies) did an amazing job at herding sheep with their owner Michael who told us all about farming and herding sheep. Overall a wonderful day and a big thank you to everyone involved in making the day so great!

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July 18, 2022

Product ID: 131067