1. Ireland
  2. Leinster
  3. Dublin
  4. Wicklow Mountains

Glendalough, Wicklow, Kilkenny & Sheep Dog Trails

Product ID: 131067
Travel south to Kilkenny, then pass through some of the beautiful countryside in the Wicklow Mountains making your way towards Glendalough.
About this activity
Duration: 9 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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English
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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 sheepdog farm and watch a sheepdog herd with his master
Full description
First, make your way directly to the fantastic little city of Kilkenny. Enjoy 2 hours walking down the cobbled streets and visit castles in a town that was once the medieval capital of Ireland back in the 11th century. You can also visit the Black Abbey and the Cathedral of Saint Canice with its magnificent round tower. 

After leaving Kilkenny, travel through the Wicklow Mountains to your next stop at the Monastic site of Glendalough. This is truly a scenic drive with amazing scenery stretching as far as the eyes can see. Hollywood Blockbusters like ‘P.S. I Love You’ and ‘Braveheart’ have been filmed here. A 10 minute photo stop to get a few pictures of this outstanding view is also included.

Arriving in Glendalough, you will have around 2 hours to explore one of the most beautiful sights in Ireland. An area renowned for its magnificent scenery and Monastic ruins dating back to the 10th Century. But that is not all, here you will find magnificent lakes, waterfalls etc. The wedding scene from the movie "Braveheart" was filmed here at Glendalough as well. 

Finally, head over to a sheepdog farm and watch a sheepdog herd with his master. For those who aren’t aware of what a sheepdog trial is, it is when a Border Collie uses a tactic called “The Eye” on sheep. This is a direct stare at the sheep used to intimidate them while herding. A sheepdog trial is also a competitive dog sport in which herding dogs move sheep around a field, gates or enclosures as directed by their herder. Witness a Shepherd and his dog at work and watch how they herd a flock of sheep.

The tour will end between 6:00 PM and 6:30 PM.

*Please note that all times are approximate. The locations might be visited in a different order, depending on traffic and weather.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Guided tour
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pick-up / drop off

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Tour departs at 8 AM, (please be 5-10 minutes early) from outside Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please note that this tour involves a lot of walking. Not recommended for small children or people with limited mobility
• Please note that this is a long day trip. It can be up to 2 hours between stops.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 308 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Daniel is a great guide and has great knowledge. He is very kind and willing to answer questions. Michael is an amazing driver. He made sure we arrived all right. He also had great knowledge about the history of the place. Thank you Daniel and Michael for the Tour we ever had

March 7, 2020

Good tour, cheap (14 euros), the time at the attractions is enough (about 2 hours per place). If they wish to go longer they should pay a full day tour or go on their own; but 2 hours per place visited, it is more than good since the places are beautiful, but they are not the big deal either.

March 6, 2020

All great, enough time in Glendalough, if you want you can go or not to see the shepherd dogs. The wiklow stop I think is left over, and maybe I would put a little more time in Kilkenny to be able to enter the castle and see the rest of the town. But all very well.

January 30, 2020

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Finn McCools Tours

Product ID: 131067