Day trip

Dublin: Kilkenny, Wicklow, & Glendalough with Sheepdog trail

Activity provider: Finn McCools Tours

Dublin: Kilkenny, Wicklow, & Glendalough with Sheepdog trail

Activity provider: Finn McCools Tours
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From US$ 34.35 per person

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Visit the medieval city of Kilkenny, pass through the beautiful countryside of the Wicklow Mountains towards Glendalough, and experience a working sheepdog demonstration on this guided full-day tour.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • 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 sheep farm and watch a sheepdog herd with his master
  • Take in the striking scenery of this area and connect with local traditions
Full description

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.

Includes
  • 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 794 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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I think the best way to experience a country is with a tour guide. They give you the history and stories behind what you are seeing. This is so much better than trying to navigate in a foreign country with different driving rules. I love hearing the back stories and gaining an idea of the real people.

September 29, 2022

It was an amazing time. I do wish that we were able to have a little bit more time in our first stop. It since it was a huge park it was a lot of walking in a short amount of time. The guide was very kind and nice. I do say that I wish we also had more time for the area where PS. I love you was filmed. I would definitely recommend this to anyone again and I would totally do another tour with this company. This is the second one I’ve done so far!

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September 27, 2022

This tour was amazing. Such a steal for the price!! We didn’t know a lot about Glendalouch going in, but it was so beautiful and the ruins of the monastery are a must see. The Wicklow mountains are very pretty and I’m told you get a good view of it’s clear. (When we went it was so foggy) and the sheepdog demo is a lot more interesting than you would think. The farmer tells you all about the training process and the different calls, then you get to see the dogs in action herding the sheep through cones. Kilkenny castle was so interesting and the town is quite charming. We were really happy with the amount of time to see everything, we never felt rushed and got to see everything we wanted. Our guide Mark and driver Marcin were great. We learned so much about the history of the land and heard many stories about the mythology. Would recommend this strongly if you have an extra day.

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September 29, 2022

Product ID: 131067