This was an awesome day tour of 3 major Castles in the vicinity of Cork. The first stop was at the Rock of Cashel, a fantastic old castle on a hill. After about an hour at that stop, we boarded the bus again and went to Blarney Castle. The grounds and castle were fantastic as was the Mill gift shop. Finally, we went to Cahir Castle, which was an old Irish fort, made into a full castle by the Normans and conquered by the British. All in all a great tour of the Irish countryside with a large dose of history thrown in. Alek our tour guide was fantastic and kept us informed and entertained. Highly recommend this trip to any traveler.
Blarney Castle & Cork Tour
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DEPART : 6:50am ( Arrive 10 mins before )
Molly Malone Statue on Suffolk Street – MAP HERE
Adult – €60
Student (13-16) / Senior – €55
Children (5-12) – €30
Infants (0-4) – Free
Add a meal back in Dublin at The Riddler Restaurant.
( Meal options on our booking page – Your guide can drop you off )
THE BLARNEY STONE & CASTLE – THE ROCK OF CASHEL – CAHIR CASTLE
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Built nearly 600 years ago by one of Ireland’s greatest chieftains, Blarney Castle has been attracting attention ever since. Over the last few hundred years, millions have flocked to Blarney making it a world landmark and one of Ireland’s greatest treasures. Now that might have something to do with the Blarney Stone, the legendary Stone of Eloquence, found at the top of our tower. Receive the “gift of the gab” by kissing the famous Stone. The gardens surrounding Blarney Castle are a paradise for walkers and are worth exploring.
You will have the chance to discover the Rock of Cashel, which is considered to be one of Ireland’s 7 Wonders. This is a site of immense historical importance as it was the seat of the King of Munster and this location was a fortress, which dates back before the Anglo-Norman conquerors reined over the land. Not to mention, there is an extensive collection of historical, architectural and artistically related pieces gathered here.
We will pass alongside two separate mountain ranges; the first are the Knockmealdown Mountains that have been made famous by the Irish folk song “Kitty Borne O’Brien”. Next, we’ll come across Ireland’s highest inland range, the Galtee Mountains. The views are simply breathtaking! Afterwards, .Visit Cahair Castle which was once the stronghold of the powerful Butler family, the castle retains its impressive keep, tower and much of its original defensive structure
This uniquely structured tour departs from Dublin every day of the week at 6:50am and will deliver you safely back into the city center at approximately 7:00pm. For further details and a detailed breakdown on your day with Irish Day Tours, click on the itinerary
ITINERARY - Blarney Castle & Cork Tour
6:50 AM: DEPART DUBLIN
We will meet in front of the Molly Malone statue on Suffolk Street (sitemap is available within the link to the booking page). Our exciting day tour will begin by travelling through Ireland’s southern terrain. Before leaving you’ll meet your fun-loving and knowledgeable tour guide and your fellow travel companions! As we leave the city behind us, we’ll soon pass into an area referred to as “The Curragh” within County Kildare. This region is absolutely perfect for breeding and training horses..
9:00 AM: ARRIVE AT THE ROCK OF CASHEL
We will arrive at one of Ireland’s 7 Wonders - the Rock of Cashel! Here we’ll explore the Hall of Vicars, Cormack’s Chapel, Celtic Cathedral, Round Tower, and the surrounding grounds filled with ancient high crosses! In addition, you’ll have the marvelous opportunity to gaze upon one of Ireland’s oldest Romanesque wall paintings inside the world-famous historical landmark!
1:15 PM: KISS THE STONE AT BLARNEY CASTLE
We arrive at Blarney Castle, which is the highlight of the tour for most. Blarney Castle is known around the world for its famous Blarney Stone. Kiss the stone and receive the “gift of the gab”. Blarney Castle isn't all about the Stone; the Blarney castle itself is worthy of exploration as are its fantastic lush grounds and woodland walks. There is much to see and explore. See the Rock Close and find the Wishing Steps to make a wish!
3:30 PM: DISCOVER CAHIR CASTLE
Cahir Castle was once the stronghold of the powerful Butler family, the castle retains its impressive keep, tower and much of its original defensive structure. It is one of Ireland's largest and best preserved castles. It is situated on a rocky island on the River Suir.
7:00 PM: ARRIVE BACK IN DUBLIN
To finish off, we’ll arrive back in Dublin to reminisce about all of the exciting highlights!
PHOTO GALLERY - Blarney Castle & Cork Tour
TESTIMONALS - Blarney Castle & Cork Tour
Rock of Cashel / Blarney Castle / Cahir Castle Tour
Rock of Cashel, Blarney Castle, Cahir Castle Day Trip
This was an amazing trip. Our guide/driver Mack was fantastic and was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the sites we visited. We were given plenty of time to explore Blarney and the other locations. We ate at Blarney in an old stable turned cafe. We did make it to the top of the castle to kiss the stone as well.
Excellent service and amazing tour of BlarneyCastle and Rock of Cashel with bonus Cahir Castle tour!
I highly recommend Irish Day Tours. The driver/guide is very friendly and professional and the price of of the tour was so worth the trip. Amazing experience at Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone and made a wish to the Blarney Witch while stepping backwards with eyes closed at the Wishing Steps. Rock of Cashel and Cahir Castle are also amazing visits. Irish Day Tours care about their clients, excellent service!
Blarney Castle / Rock Of Cashel / Cahir Castle
“Blarney Castle and Cork Day Trip”
"Cork and Blarney Day Trip"
This is a 12 hour tour but closer to 13 so be prepared. Our driver/guide made the time fly by with his jokes, stories, tour information and of course his singing. Joseph or Joey is a wonderful Irish tenor that never stops chatting or singing which starts wonderfully at the beginning and is still appreciated after 12 hours which is saying something. He is a wasted talent on this tour but if you can get his tour, regardless of where its going, book it! Cork is a nice town but Blarney Castle and Cashen made the ride worth it.
“All Day Tour - Cork and Blarney Castle”
Had a great time on Extreme Ireland's All Day Tour - Cork and BlarneyCastle. We booked through Viator but you could also book directly with them. We met at the Molly Malone statue in front of the St. Andrew's Church. We got there at 6:40am for the 6:50am start time.
Our driver was Dublin Dave. He was a great tour bus driver and tour guide. Gave us funny jokes to keep things light and moving.
First stop was a break outside of Dublin for coffee/pastries at a truck stop. This was well received for a quick grab of coffee. We then went to the Rock of Cashel. We had ample time to see the sight. We then went to Cork with enough ample time to grab a pint of Murphy's. We then had lunch on the way to Blarney Castle.
We went to the Blarney Castle again with ample time to make our way to kiss the Blarney Stone. I think we had 2 hours there but can't remember exactly.
We then boarded the bus and made our way back to Dublin. Overall, it was a good day despite the rain. If you want a safe, fun, informative tour, book a Extreme Ireland tour and if you are looking to go to Cork and Barney Castle, Dublin Dave is your guy.
"Cork/Blarney Stone and Cliffs of Moher”
My mom and I did two separate tours. We had so much fun on the Cork and Blarney Stone tour with Gerard that when we returned we booked a tour to the Cliffs of Mohrer for the next day! Phil was our tour guide for this day and he was just as amazing. Both guides are super friendly and knowledgeable, they make the day completely enjoyable and the sights are stunning. The tour coach is clean and comfortable. Highly recommended!
“Blarney Castle tour from Dublin”
Beautiful tour of the country side and two Castles. Blarney Castle has beautiful grounds and I could have spent more time exploring
“Cork, Blarney, and the Rock of Cashel”
The Cork and Blarney tour was a wonderful experience. We were able to see the Irish countryside as well as a couple of historical sites that we wouldn't have otherwise. The best part, however, was our guide, Joseph. He was well educated in Irish history and quite eloquent when describing various aspects of that history. He is also very entertaining. We would like to thank Joey for giving us an experience we'll never forget!