08:30 AM: DEPART DUBLIN
The tour departs from the Molly Malone statue Suffolk street at 08.30 (Please arrive 10 minutes before departure time)
10:00 AM: WORKING SHEEP FARM
OUR FIRST STOP OF THE DAY IS TO A WORKING SHEEP FARM IN THE GARDEN COUNTY, COUNTY WICKLOW. MEET THE FRIENDLY LOCAL FARMER WHO WILL DELIGHT IN INTRODUCING YOU TO RURAL LIFE ON THE FARM. YOU WILL BE INTRODUCED TO THEIR HARD-WORKING SHEEPDOGS, THEY WILL EXPLAIN AND SHOW YOU HOW THEY ARE TRAINED TO CARRY OUT THEIR DUTIES. AND THEN FINALLY THE MAIN EVENT, A SHEEPDOG DEMONSTRATION. THIS IS A TRULY UNIQUE EXPERIENCE AND GIVES YOU A GREAT INSIGHT INTO LIFE IN RURAL IRELAND.
11:30 AM: HOLLYWOOD
NEXT WE WILL TAKE A SHORT TRIP INTO HOLLYWOOD, ALSO KNOWN AS 'THE ORIGINAL HOLLYWOOD', A SMALL VILLAGE IN WICKLOW THAT HAS BOASTED THE NAME LONG BEFORE HOLLYWOOD IN CALIFORNIA EVEN EXISTED. YOUR GUIDE WILL TAKE YOU FOR A WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY HERE. SEE IF YOU CAN SPOT WICKLOW'S VERSION OF THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN.
1:00 PM: LARAGH VILLAGE
We travel along the Wicklow way to the scenic village of Laragh.
2:15 PM: GLENDALOUGH
Arriving at Glendalough in the afternoon has distinct advantages as most tours come here in the morning. You have an hour and a half to explore this interesting Abbey and the surrounding lakes. The Monastery itself was founded in the 6th century by St. Kevin, but most of the buildings date from between the 11th and 12th century. Glendalough monastery has many buildings; the tower and St Kevin’s Kitchen are the most complete all the rest are in disrepair to differing extents. The setting amongst the mountains and the lakes is what sets this monastery apart from every other. Take a stroll and enjoy this magical place, you will be transported to a tranquil peaceful place.
5:30 PM: ARRIVE BACK IN DUBLIN
All times are approximate and subject to change based on traffic conditions