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Dublin: Glendalough, Wicklow, Kilkenny and Sheepdog demonstration

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Dublin: Glendalough, Wicklow, Kilkenny and Sheepdog demonstration

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Don't come to Ireland and just spend all your time in Dublin. You won't be seeing the real Ireland. This private tour transports you there, spending a day cruising around the Irish countryside engulfing yourself in bright green fields, castles, abbeys, and rustic villages. Stop in majestic and secluded Glendalough, explore the Wicklow Mountains and enjoy the ancient wonders of Kilkenny, where you can walk around a 12th-century Norman Castle, a medieval cathedral or stroll the cobbled streets before heading back to Dublin.
  • Guided day trip from Dublin to Glendalough and Kilkenny in the Irish countryside
  • Marvel at the panoramic views from your vehicle while being transported around the countryside
  • Visit a 12th-century Norman castle, a medieval abbey and verdant gardens in Kilkenny
  • A private guide and vehicle ensures a personalized experience
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Professional guide
Live commentary on board
Air-conditioned vehicle
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Hugh Lane Gallery , Charlemont House, Parnell Square N, Rotunda, Dublin, D01 F2X9, Ireland

Please be at the departure point 5 - 10 mins before our tour leaves. Meeting point: Outside Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Parnell Square N, Dublin 1, at 8 am Return point: Returns to original departure point between 5 pm and 6 pm.

8:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for small children. If they are very used to travelling on a bus tour and very used to walking, please book 1 seat per child and bring your own child seat.
  • Not recommended to those with walking disabilities (a fair amount of walking involved)
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems, with heart complaints, pregnant women or other serious medical conditions
  • If passengers are late to the pick up the bus will not wait for them even if they call the office before hand. Must make sure they are on time. If passengers are intoxicated at any stage of the tour they will not be allowed on/back on the bus.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • The pick up point is in the City Centre so there is no parking available for passengers to leave their cars for the entire day.
  • Use the bathroom prior to coming to the pick up point. Bring a packed lunch and also wear comfortable clothing, comfortable shoes as well as a rainproof jacket.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Finn McCools Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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  • "She was French, so you had to listen hard through her French accent." See review
  • "I can highly recommended this trip to all from teens to adults" See review

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star-5
Totally worth it! Covered all the sights in comfort and with an informative and fun guide!
anitab
, Aug 2022
Excellent day tour by local Finn McCool tour company. Our guide Peter was professional, knowledgeable and engaging. The tour left on time, and all 51 travelers respected adherence to punctuality in all the stops. Bus was very comfortable and air conditioned on this unusual warm and sunny day! We were given sufficient time in each of the stops to meander and have a leisurely time which was wonderful. It was a great way to get a taste of Ireland outside Dublin. The additional time with Peter in his optional walking tours at each of the sights (no charge) was fabulous too.
star-5
Great Tour!
Chris_L
, Aug 2022
Nice way to see sites without a car. Guide was great and Glendalough, Wicklow and the sheepdog demonstration was great! Kilkenny is a nice place but in my opinion not enough time to enjoy it. But beautiful still to see.
star-5
Excellent day, especially the dog demonstration I loved
Mlodie_T
, Aug 2022
Glendalough was less interesting, unless you'd like to pay for the visitor center to know more about the village but the lakes are beautiful to see. The sheepdog demonstration was funny and very interesting. The shepherd even let us participate after his show and pet the dog as well. A pity his accent was so harsh so I only understood half of what he said. Kilkenny is a pretty city to walk around and we had 2 hours to visit it, which is good, because the usual 1 hour is not enough. The castle should have been free the day we went to, but we were asked for tickets, it is 8 € but don't know if it worth it, I chose not to pay and had a walk. brian was an excellent driver and Hazel the best guide I've had. a very kind and nice lady, she was helpful and with lots of knowledge, very easy to talk to and her English was excellent, easy to understand.
star-4
The sheepdog actually...
KELLY_P
, Aug 2022
The sheepdog actually funny and interesting. Much better than I expected to be!! The guide friendly with a sense of humour!! Kilkenny worth a visit. Recommended..
star-5
Whole day was filled with...
Daniel_E
, Aug 2022
Whole day was filled with fun and beautiful views. Peter our guide did a terrific job and driver victor made it a smooth trip
star-5
10/10 - would recommend
Adam_W
, Jul 2022
This was a fantastic tour - the tour guide (Emma) was wonderful, and the driver (Dave) was super nice. Emma was super knowledgeable, and clearly loves being a guide. The sheepdog demonstration was really cool, and I would highly recommend doing it! The owner of the farm was an excellent speaker, and very personable.
star-5
This was a great...
Kelly_C
, Jul 2022
This was a great excursion from Dublin and a wonderful mix of experiences! If it’s possible to extend the tour an hour longer, we would have enjoyed even more time in Kilkenny. Godfrey did a nice job as our tour guide.
star-5
Worth it!
Kim_D
, Jul 2022
Loved every part of the tour. Wish we could have spent more time in Kilkenny. Godfrey and Mark were great.
star-5
Take an adventure!
Cathy_A
, Jul 2022
Great day out exploring the outskirts of Ireland! Brian the tour guide was very ‘cracker’ lol ! A term we learned on our drive out to Glendalough! Dave the driver really knows these roads! Great driver. I would definitely encourage you to take the adventure!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Good but too cramped and too long
Larry_M
, Jul 2022
Enjoyed Glendalough, sheepdog and Kilkenny. Visitors should know the Glendalough walk was extremely long and pointless - should have just visited monistery and left the bus seats were extremely small and uncomfortable- anyone over 6 ft will be in pain, very packed, little leg and shoulder room. Note that his is 10 hr trip so be in for a long day!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A great trip and knowledgeable guide
Joel_A
, Jul 2022
A great cheap. 100% value for money. Sean- the tour guide was very helpful and clearly very knowledgeable. Highly recommend.
star-5
Fantastic day trip
Susan_C
, Jul 2022
Wonderful views of countryside. Loved Kilkenny. Extremely knowledgeable tour guide who sang beautiful songs and kept us entertained with many stories. Highly recommended
star-4
The tour was nice & tour...
Nurlia_S
, Jul 2022
The tour was nice & tour guide (Sean) was nice but the only thing why the driver did not allow us to eat and having a coffee on the bus while we don’t have much time to eat and drink at the cafe
star-5
Lovely getaway to the mountains
Elina_S
, Jul 2022
This trip was absolutely amazing. The views at the Wicklow mountains are breathtaking. Also we loved the sheepdog demonstration, sheepfarmer Michael knows it all about keeping sheep and training dogs. His bordercollies Maggie and Rosie are very talented! Finally the visit in Kilkenny was a nice finish to the trip. Our guide Hazel was super friendly and shared interesting stories as well as useful (and free) tips for tourists. Our driver Vic did a great job too in making the trip smooth and comfortable. Would definitely recommend for solo travellers, couples or group of friends.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great time!
Sandy_P
, Jun 2022
Had an awesome time with a group of girlfriends. Peter was our tour guide and he was so funny and informational. Gave us great recommendations to optimize our tour and nice pubs to visit! Would definitely recommend to my friends and family.
star-5
Best Tour Ever we had done!
Peter_B
, Jun 2022
Absolut Fantastic Tour! Specialy the Tourguide Peter and bis Diver called Roy the Croation!👍😂👍😂😂😂😂👍👍👍👍👍👍👍
star-5
Excellent
Bonnie_L
, Jun 2022
Fantastic tour!! Sean was an excellent guide and driver Gary was amazing!! I would highly recommend this tour! Fun day!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great Day of Exploration!
Carrie_N
, Jun 2022
We had a great time. Brian and Matko made our day so special as guides and providing fun information. We would highly recommend this tour and the great guides!! St. Kevin’s was so beautiful and farmer Mick were definitely the highlights.
star-5
Loved the Sheepdog Farm
Michael_L
, Jun 2022
This was a great day trip . Excellent Coach , Mary our guide was fantastic . The day had a little bit of everything : Serenity and beauty of Wicklow , The Kilkenny castle and quaint village and of course or favorite the Sheepdog Farm which was our highlight . Highly Recommend. Thanks for a great day , Mary .
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Sean and Marco made a...
Stephen_H
, May 2022
Sean and Marco made a great team. Sean’s storytelling and knowledge of Irish history was incredible.

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