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Kilkenny & Wicklow Tour

Glendalough Wicklow tour

 

 

DEPARTURE TIME : 9:00am (arrive 10 mins before)

DEPARTURE LOCATION :  Nassau Street opposite “Print Save” print shop. MAP

This tour is on a Collins Bus

 

Adult : €33

Student / Senior Price: €28

Child U12 : €20

Note: Multi tour discount does not apply to this tour.

GLENDALOUGH – MONASTIC SETTLEMENT- KILKENNY

 

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OVERVIEW

If you enjoy quiet, pristine scenery of lakes and green landscape this is your tour. Embark on an adventure through Wicklow that will take you from the hustle and bustle of Dublin city to “The Garden of Ireland.” This is an area that has seen its share of conflict back in the revolution in 1798. The Wicklow area is full of history that is nestled within the mountain.

Spend an hour and a half enjoying some peace in Glendalough by immersing yourself in the beautiful landscapes and historic sites. Glendalough is a peaceful area to calm your mind and invigorate your senses. Sit under a tree and look over into the blue Glendalough Lake. Afterwards learn a little history of St. Kevin and his monastery. Learn of his past and how he impacted the people around him.

We will then explore the historic castle in Medieval Kilkenny. Enjoy your meal on the castle grounds or in the town of Kilkenny. Furthermore, we will explore the beautifully restored church of Dominican Black Abbey.

After a day filled with peaceful scenery, castle grounds, and restored churches enjoy a coach ride back to the hustle and bustle of Dublin city.

 

 

 

 

Glendalough & Kilkenny Tour Itinerary

 

9:00am    DEPART DUBLIN

Our Wicklow tour from Dublin departs from Nassau Street opposite the Celtic Note Music Shop. We begin our journey southwards, traveling through some fantastically scenic areas.

10:00am    GLENDALOUGH  

We stop off in beautiful Glendalough to enjoy nature at its finest. Here was where St. Kevin built his monastery in the 6th century. Today the buildings that remain date back to the 10th and 11th centuries, and are beautifully nestled within the mountains. Explore the monastic site and take in your surroundings. It is a peaceful spot, one to calm the mind and invigorate the senses. You have 1.5 hours to discover the area, before we continue our journey onto the stunning Wicklow mountains and Kilkenny.

11:30am  DEPART GLENDALOUGH

After enjoying Glendalough's history and landscapes, we hop back on the bus and continue our journey through beautiful Irish countryside on our way to Kilkenny.

11:45am  WICKLOW GAP

Take a scenic drive through the wonderful Wicklow mountains and have a photo stop at the spectacular Wicklow Gap.  

1:15pm  MEDIEVAL KILKENNY

Arrive in the Medieval capital of Ireland, Kilkenny. We will visit the historic castle and you can have lunch in the town of Kilkenny or enjoy your packed lunch in the castle grounds. Explore the castle grounds before we take you around the city exploring the charming streets and Kilkenny's hidden gems such as the Black Abbey.

4:15pm  DEPART KILKENNY

6:00pm  ARRIVE BACK IN DUBLIN

after a day filled with beautiful nature, history and lovely architecture.

Wicklow / Glendalough Photo Gallery

 

Beautiful and interesting tour

This was an excellent day tour. Well organised and informative, with time to do your own thing if you wish. Thanks to Pat our tour guide and Damien our driver for making the trip so enjoyable. Pat was very friendly and funny and nothing was too much trouble.

Mind blowing monastery

A visit to St. Kevin's monastery will transport us to mysterious medieval era. It is so serene, well words are not enough to describe the feeling. I was very much moved by seeing the graves, dilapidated structure, and surroundings. The day when we visited it was raining . The breath taking beauty of the surrounding mountains made us feel very very tiny. The gusty winds cascading waterfalls drops of rainfall added it's own beauty . I felt sad abt thinking about the holy men, their hard life in those days. To attain salvation the path is which they tread was/is sooooo difficult. Man built those structures and ironically enough man caused the destruction. Here nature is at its best. A visit to this site is a MUST. I would like to visit this again n again.
Trip Advisor February 2016
 

Stunning history and ruins, leaves you in awe!

 
If you love old buildings and history preserved, you will love this location! It's amazing to walk through the paths and see the graves from so long ago. The ruins of the monasteries are a must see!
Trip Advisor February 2016
 

Fantastic day trip !! Worth every cent !!

 Fantastic guide and bus driver!!! Pat and Shawn, a big THANK YOU from the Greek group of four!! Pat has a deep knowledge of Irish history , his descriptions were never boring and has excellent communication skills. Shawn drove us forth and back in safety and in a very well kept bus!!