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. 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 Cahir 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 centre at approximately 7:00pm. For further details and a detailed breakdown on your day with Irish Day Tours, click on the itinerary.