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Kilkenny, Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough, Sheep Dog Trials, Day Trip from Dublin provided by Wild Rover Tours

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Kilkenny, Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough, Sheep Dog Trials, Day Trip from Dublin

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USD 37.86
2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Kilkenny, Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough, Sheep Dog Trials, Day Trip from Dublin
All touring vehicles are now fitted with Eco3 Air Purifier. - destroys biological pollutants such as bacteria, viruses, molds, allergens and germs. - increases oxygen concentration. - reduces risk of infection. Interior of our coaches are sprayed each evening with antibacterial spray, deep clean.
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Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Learn about Irish folklore and medieval architecture on this hassle-free day trip to Glendalough and Kilkenny from Dublin. Avoid the stress of organizing transport and activities, and let a guide do the hard work for you. Combine visits to Glendalough’s monastic settlement, Wicklow Mountain National Park, and Kilkenny Castle with a sheep herding demonstration, and travel with ease between the dispersed landmarks. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included for added convenience.
You’ll have 3 starting options
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  • 1
    Glendalough Monastic Settlement
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Wicklow Mountains National Park
    Stop: 2 hours -
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    Pass by Wild Rover Tours
  • 3
    Kilkenny Castle
    Stop: 3 hours -
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  • 4
    The Wicklow Gap
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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    Pass by The Curragh Racecourse
  • 5
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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You'll end at
Westmoreland Street
Westmoreland St, Dublin, IrelandThe tour will end at the drop off point of Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2 at 6.15pm.
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  • Escape bustling Dublin for a day, with included transportation
  • Travel between Kilkenny, Glendalough, and Wicklow Mountains with ease 
  • Guide commentary contextualizes each stop
  • Choose between free time and guided tours 
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Dublin saves time with a door-to-door service
What to Expect
Begin your tour with convenient pickup at your Dublin hotel, where you’ll climb aboard a comfortable tour vehicle and set out into the Irish countryside. Enjoy the scenery and leave the driving to your guide on the way to Kilkenny Castle. Listen to your guide’s commentary on the history of the castle, built in the 12th century on the River Nore. Spend some free time exploring the chambers and the rose garden at your own pace, before heading out into the village of Kilkenny. Stroll the cobblestone streets, taking in sights of the monasteries, cathedrals, and Tudor-style houses. Meet up with your guide for a last stop at the 12th-century St. Francis Abbey Brewery before departing. Back on the bus, head over the picturesque Wicklow Gap into Wicklow Mountains National Park. Keep your camera at the ready and take advantage of the fact that someone else is driving, using that time to snap photos of the dreamy scenery instead. Stop at a local sheep farm to see border collies doing what they do best: herding sheep, a long-standing Irish tradition. Once you reach the glacial valley of Glendalough, take in sights of the glacial lakes and stop at the medieval monastery and tower. After an orientation from your guide, spend a while exploring independently before boarding the bus and returning to Dublin for drop-off.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin, 23 O'Connell Street Upper, Northside, Dublin, D01 C3W7, Ireland Ulster Bank (College Green), 33 College Green, Dublin, D02 DD76, Ireland Jurys Inn Christchurch Dublin, 8 Christchurch Pl, Dublin 8, D08 REK7, Ireland
Return Details
Westmoreland Street, Westmoreland St, Dublin, Ireland
  • Hotel pickup from selected hotels in Dublin
  • Complimentary walking tours of of Kilkenny Medieval City & Glendalough Monastic Site
  • Stop at Wicklow Gap glacial valley
  • Free unlimited 4G Wi-Fi available on the coach
  • Irish sheep farm visit & sheep dog demonstration herding sheep,handle lambs all year & collie dogss
  • Guided walking tours in Kilkenny City & Glendalough Monastic Site
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Glendalough Monastic Settlement
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please be outside one of the 3 available pickup locations listed
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Children 2 years and under are not allowed to travel
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please be there 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Madbrad1970 wrote a review 13 Sep.
Mansfield, United Kingdom23 contributions15 helpful votes
Antony the guide & sid the driver was brilliant. Definitely worth the money. Antony was so funny with his leprechaun stories ect, Nothing was too much trouble, even a unscheduled stop on the way back. Can't wait to try a different trip hopefully in better times.
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Sukoluhle Maphosa wrote a review 7 Sep.
Carlow, Ireland4 contributions1 helpful vote
A day well spent on this day trip..our tour guide and driver Sarah was the best very friendly lady she had a great team with her. Definitely going more trips with them...highly recommended
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Anna N wrote a review 3 Sep.
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Sarah was our guide/driver and she was the best we’ve ever had! She had helpful tips every step of the way, we took all of her suggestions and they didn’t disappoint! Glendalough was stunning, most beautiful woodland scenery you can find in the country! Loved the sheepdogs as
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Ansunet v W wrote a review Aug. 2020
Dublin, Ireland18 contributions
The trip to Kilkenny, Glendalough and the Wicklow Mountains is a perfect day out of the city. It is not a too far drive and has great views along the way. Our Guide (Anthony) has interesting tale and information about the areas mentioned and Sidney was a good driver.
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Belle R wrote a review Aug. 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I had a superb experience touring killkenny, wicklow mountains and glendalough today with anthony and pete. I am extremely grateful for them for making the trip exciting while maintaining the hse guidelines for covid 19. Thank you very much guys.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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We had so much fun!! Absolutely beautiful. Cant recommend this enough. We hope to come back and do this again.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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