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Blarney, Rock of Cashel & Cahir Castles Day Tour From Dublin
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Blarney, Rock of Cashel & Cahir Castles Day Tour From Dublin

By Irish Day Tours
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About
Beyond Dublin, Ireland offers enchanting castles, ruins, and other notable landmarks, and on this day trip, you’ll see three of the country’s most popular highlights. Don’t worry about arranging trains or navigating the countryside yourself; an air-conditioned coach makes it simple to discover Blarney Castle (and the famous Blarney Stone), Cahir Castle, and the Rock of Cashel in a single day.
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Ages 0-99, max of 99 per group
Duration: 13h 30m
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Highlights
  • Guaranteed admission at Blarney Castle, Cahir Castle, and the Rock of Cashel
  • Seamless, round-trip transit from Dublin by air-conditioned coach
  • Learn amusing lore and fascinating history from your guide
  • Get an up-close perspective on the beautiful Irish countryside

  • Driver/guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with USB ports
  • All activities admission
  • Wifi on board
  • Entry/Admission - Rock of Cashel
  • Entry/Admission - Blarney Castle & Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Cahir Castle
What's not included
  • Lunch

Meet your guide at a convenient location in central Dublin and hop aboard an air-conditioned coach. En route to stops at three of Ireland’s top landmarks, relax and enjoy the rolling, green scenery of County Tipperary and County Kildare, supplemented with commentary from your guide. First, you’ll visit Blarney Castle, home to the famous Blarney Stone. Legend has it that those who climb the tower’s 127 steps to kiss the stone will earn “the gift of the gab.” Next, head to Cahir Castle, one of the Ireland’s largest castles scenically located on a island in the River Suir. Finally, visit Rock of Cashel, an impressive archaeological site with thousands of years of history, before returning to Dublin, where the tour ends in the evening.

Start:
  • Molly Malone Statue, Suffolk St, Dublin 2, D02 KX03, Ireland
    Please be there 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Pushchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5299CORK

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Infants are welcome, provided that customers bring their own safety seats
    • Please arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time.
    • The tour involves cross-country driving, taking up a noticeable portion of the trip. Please be prepared for a long day.
    • The bus journey to the Rock of Cashel lasts around 2.5 hours. Breaks will be taken at service stations in road, where you can buy food and use the toilet facilities.
    • There are steep steps at Blarney Castle, this part of the tour may not be suitable for people with limited mobility.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    • Irish Day Tours
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    • Sarah V
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      Great drivers and tour guides.
      Bogdan and Vitali our drivers were very helpful and efficient, friendly and welcoming. Felt safe and secure on the buses and look forward to working with them and tourguide Claire again. Thank you for an excellent service and working environment. Regards, Sarah O'Connor
      Written 25 May 2024
    • brandiharveym
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      Fantastic tour!
      This was such a great tour. Our guide, Derek Nixon, was friendly and informative.. The sites we visited were beautiful and full of history. Fair bit of an upward hike to the Loughcrew Cairn, but worth it, if you can manage it. Really enjoyed the trip.
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      Ok but busy
      Cliffs of moher was super busy and tight walking lanes on one side but not that big of a deal. Then you stop at a pub where the tour buses are rolling in. Atlantic coastal way was beautiful to see but i could have done without the 1 hour in Galway. Town has a few shops but with so many tour buses and locals you could hardly walk down the streets much less walk without bumping into people in stores. With 9 tour buses parked in Galway anything would have been better
      Written 18 May 2024
    • deemay2024
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      communication was great, the buss was always on time, the driver was great and provided all the needed services
      Everything was perfect! Especially the buss driver John, such a great guy! I 100% recommend those tours in Dublin, thank you
      Written 18 May 2024
    • charlottepN6136OE
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      John was the best bus driver ever!
      Our bus driver John was the absolute best! No one better to take you around Ireland! The buses were always very clean and spacious. 100% best company to tour with.
      Written 18 May 2024
    • M4172YQnadinem
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      JOHN 🤩
      We have been with the palestine women‘s national team in Dublin for 5 days. We had a wonderful experience with John aka JayJay! He‘s the funniest and most entertaining driver I’ve ever met. Thank you, John! your Nadine 😘
      Written 18 May 2024
    • evawY8340RY
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      Great tour with a lot of humor
      Alec was a great guide with a lot of humor and knowledge. It was really interesting, just we could have had a bit more time for lunch ;-)
      Written 17 May 2024
    • Cruiser578844
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      Absolutely amazing time and best tour guide!
      Jonathan was an incredible tour guide! He provided loads of information in an interesting way and I felt really engaged the entire tour. He also has a great sense of humor! Not only did Jonathan take us on the normal itinerary, he also brought us to interesting places that he found beautiful and he really went above and beyond to make sure the trip was a memorable one. The places were beautiful and my friend and I were able to get some amazing pictures.
      Written 16 May 2024
    • Trip51077170792
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      Great cliffs, great guide
      The cliffs were absolutely breath-taking! Our tour guide, Jonathan, was extremely entertaining and knowledgable. We are very grateful that he was our guide.
      Written 14 May 2024
    • mmabercrombie05
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      Beautiful Day in Boyne Valley
      What an amazing day outdoors exploring the beautiful Boyne Valley! Our guide, David, was a wealth of historical knowledge and really made each of these ancient sites come alive. Our family thoroughly enjoyed the wildlife and stunning views at all stops on this tour! Highly recommended to anyone wanting a nice day outside of Dublin city!
      Written 12 May 2024
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      The driver & guide seemed to be inexperienced. We got very little narrative about scenic points while driving. The radio was blaring most of the time and we couldn’t hear what was ever being said. It seemed like we were rushed at each stop. I understand we are on a timeline but this was overkill. We did not make the stop in Burren and the stop in Doolin was just for lunch. The only highlight was the Cliffs of Moher. Disappointed with the tour and will be asking for a partial/ total refund.
      Written 6 May 2024
    • eileenbF1268SL
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      Great tour, fascinating history!
      We really enjoyed all the sights. There are 2 steep hills on the tour and I have limited mobility (temporarily) but I was still able to enjoy most of the activities.
      Written 6 May 2024
    • IshDiandra
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      Jonathan is the best tour guide!
      Great tour with an excellent tour guide! Jonathan made the trip so fun and was so funny and upbeat during the entire tour. He gave us great historical context and told really hilarious jokes. It’s a long day trip but there were plenty of breaks and enough time at each stop to sightsee, just be aware of that and plan accordingly and enjoy the day and sites!!
      Written 29 April 2024
    • janetrM3772LW
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      Written 28 April 2024
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      I recommend everyone to go on this tour it's something fabulous, our guide Dan was very professional and knowledgeable about the places we went and passed by, we have no words for our driver Bondan young, passionate, professional with very good skills to drive on quite narrow roads but we felt very safe 😌😌
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    Wanderer67439
    3 contributions
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    Aug 2023 • Family
    We were booked on this tour for Thursday August 3rd and we were phoned late Wednesday night to advise that it had been cancelled but it would be running on Friday. On Friday morning we woke at 530 am and arrived at the meeting place at 630am for our 650am departure. Along with the other passengers we were left standing there until 730am when they told us it was cancelled again. We left Ireland on the next day so due to the incompetance of this company we never got a chance to see the Blarney Castle. As we are from Canada we will not likely ever see it now. We had to fight for our refund as they tried to give us a credit valid for a year. They finally agreed to a full refund but that doesn't help us with never seeing what we came to Ireland to see ... very unreliable company I do not recommend
    Written 19 August 2023
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    We are truly sorry for the inconvenience and frustration you experienced with your tour booking. This is not the level of service we aim to provide, and we deeply regret the missed opportunity to visit Blarney Castle. Your feedback is invaluable, and we will work to improve our communication and coordination to avoid such situations in the future. Your satisfaction is important to us, and we are committed to ensuring a more reliable experience for all our guests in the future. Irish Day Tours
    Written 12 October 2023
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    Kelli C
    Corona, CA21 contributions
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    Mar 2020
    Took the Irish Day Tour to Blarney,Cork and Cashel. Rob our driver and guide was amazing, his love and knowledge of his country shows in all his actions. Loved Blarney more than enough time to see castle do a small walk around then quickly grab a bite before getting on bus if you manage time well. We had no lines at Blarney so there was time to walk the garden area. Then onto Cork instead of Cahir Castle(new itinerary) and although it was nice to see another city I would have preferred to go to Cahir Castle. We had a small walking tour of the city but I was not impressed and you can tell the citizens of Cork were amused by the tour, since it is new to their city. Then onto Cashel Castle, Rob gave us a brief history of the area and castle before arriving; it was by far my favorite stop. We were able to walk the castle and grounds at our leisure. The views from the castle, the inside as well as the cemetery was breathtaking. We would definitely book with Irish Day Tours again on our next trip. Thank you Rob for a wonderful day!
    Written 7 March 2020
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    Hi Kelli C, Thank you so much for your feedback, and 4* rating for your Blarney tour. We're delighted to see that you enjoyed your day with Rob. We look forward to seeing you on board another Irish Day Tours adventure on your next trip to Ireland : ) Kind regards,
    Written 9 March 2020
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    Philip L
    Brighton, UK30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2022
    We went on the day tour of Blarney Castle from Dublin, the trip was great from the start , I think our driver had kissed the Blarney stone he could talk for Ireland but he was very good & knew his stuff. The castle is not big but it is great I have now kissed the Blarney stone which is quite a experience as you have to lie down & pit your head thru a hole in the wall to get to it.
    We also stopped at a couple of other castles one on the way & one on the way back,if you like castles I would recommend this trip & the company Irish Day Tours.
    Written 22 May 2022
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    rachel276
    London, UK36 contributions
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    The day trip was extremely well organised and very enjoyable.

    Visiting all the castles was of course - amazing however I must confess the tour guide Harry really made the trip for me! He created such a comforting environment and he was ever so friendly, he’s very approachable too should you want to ask questions regarding Ireland etc.

    The trip was very informative and I was constantly gripped by Harry’s commentary.
    I cannot recommend this activity enough, a coach trip is definitely a must if you find yourself in Ireland and if luck is on your side you’ll have Harry as a guide too! You will not be disappointed.
    Written 8 August 2021
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    balloonchick
    Mason, MI60 contributions
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    Had a great day even though we were battling winds. In fact the wind was so bad that The Rock of Cashel was closed and our little bus was trying to be blown all over the motor way. Derek handled it like a champ tho and we made it to all our destinations safely and we're even given extra time at Blarney Castle and gardens.

    I highly recommend once you're done kissing the stone that you spend some time wandering around the gardens or having a bite to eat in their renovated stables.
    Written 15 April 2023
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    keithbroad
    Frankston, Australia266 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a really enjoyable day touring three castles. Our bus driver (Bud) was very chatty and informative, and on occasion broke into song. It’s a long day (12 hours), but doing it in a coach is reasonably easy. After driving for many days in a car, a day in a coach is very relaxing. We had enough toilet and food breaks not to create any problems (for me at least). Highly recommended.
    Written 22 May 2022
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    Tia S
    Fredericksburg, TX37 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My Husband and I went on this trip with Philip as our guide. He was funny, kind, and a bit overzealous in his story telling, but in a good way. He had a story for everything!

    The first place we stopped was the Rock of Cashel, which was absolutely gorgeous ruins. The walk up is a bit steep so be prepared for that! However the place was absolutely stunning. I will say of the three places we stopped this felt like the most time wasted. We have an hour at this stop and really we were done after 20-30 minutes and spent those standing around. I wish we could have had that time at our last stop.

    The second place was the stunning Blarney Castle. With it being St. Patrick’s Day week it was absolutely packed with tour buses. My husband waited in like about an hour to kiss the Blarney Stone and I walked around the gardens. We wouldn’t have easily been able to do both due to the sheer amount of people. He thought the experience to the stone was great but said the stairs were extremely difficult and narrow. The gardens on the other had were just absolutely phenomenal. Tranquil and gorgeous really. They make you feel like you’re in another world. We have 2.5 hours here but being our lunch stop too there wasn’t enough time for everything.

    The last place we stopped was Cahir Castle where we got a guided tour that talked about all the defenses of the castle. It was SO informative, and really one of the highlights of this tour. I do however wish we were given those extra minutes we spent standing around at the first tour here. We were rushed and after the guided tour and didn’t really have enough time to walk around and didn’t even get to see the gardens or overly friendly geese.

    All in all it’s a fabulous tour, I’d highly recommend taking it if it’s the only way you’ll get to see these places. Though Blarney could be a whole day on its own!
    Written 17 March 2022
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    L0vinVegas
    New Haven, Ct63 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just went on this trip, and I have to say it was wonderful. Our bus driver Connor was great, and he even say a few songs while he drove our bus. Our drive involved a tour of several castles, in which our favorite was Blarney Castle. It was a bit scary, but my wife and I were able to climb to the top and kiss the stone. I suggest that everyone google the process before you, so you know what to expect.

    The trip is quite long, as it was 12 hours. There is only a small amount of time at each stop, so it is a bit rushed. That being said, there is a lot of sightseeing packed into the day. Lastly, bring extra sweater, wear sneakers, and bring and umbrella. The weather can be cold and rainy. Overall a great trip, well done!!!
    Written 17 August 2021
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    Monica M
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    July 2021
    This was an incredible trip that I highly recommend. Our guide was interesting and knowledgeable, and we had plenty of time to really explore the extensive grounds of Blarney Castle and the beautiful area. We were impressed as well with the Rock of Cashel- such a humbling experience, and the gentlemen at Cahir Castle was so informative. I would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone who wants to go beyond the surface level of seeing these iconic places.
    Written 13 June 2022
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    robert m
    1 contribution
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    June 2022
    The tour guide did not show up for our tour and the bus driver did not have vouchers for us to get entry/admission into the first castle so we had to leave. I requested a 1/3 refund since we didn't get 1/3 of the tour we paid for but I have not received any response. Poor customer service.
    Written 14 July 2022
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