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From Dublin: Wicklow and Glendalough Tour

Product ID: 63347
Visit the Glendalough monastic site and Baltinglass Abbey, and enjoy a scenic drive across the Wicklow Gap. You will also see a working sheep farm deep in the heart of Wicklow.
About this activity
Duration: 9 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the dramatic Baltinglass Abbey
  • Learn how a real sheep farm functions
  • Marvel at the beautiful Wicklow Mountains
Full description
Your day tour to Wicklow departs from Suffolk Street, outside the old stone church, in Dublin. The first stop is Baltinglass, where you will have half an hour to grab a coffee and look around the 12th-century abbey founded by the King of Leinster. This is a fantastic ruin with a combination of Cistercian and Irish Romanesque architecture. The arches are the abbey's most prominent feature, with alternate round and square pillars. Explore the ruins and discover some intricate carvings.

Experience the working side of Wicklow with a visit to a working Irish sheep farm. Meet your friendly local farmer Ed, who will introduce you to his life, from the diverse farming practices of sheep farming to organic vegetable growing. The highlight of this stop is a sheepdog exhibition where farmer Ed will corral the sheep with his trusty border collies.

After a scenic rural drive, stop off at Lynham's of Laragh for lunch (lunch not included). Then head to the beautiful valley and monastic site of Glendalough, where Saint Kevin settled in the 6th century. Here you will have 1.5 hours to discover the area.

Continue through the scenic Wicklow Gap, journeying along the military road which was built after the 1798 rebellion in an attempt to flush out the rebels hiding in the Wicklow Mountains. Take your picture at the "P.S. I Love You" bridge and see Lough Tay, surrounded by blanket bog and mountain peaks.
Includes
  • All entrance fees
  • Baltinglass Abbey
  • Working sheep farm
  • Glendalough monastic site and lake walk
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch

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Meeting point

Suffolk Street, at the Old Church, Dublin city centre

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

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The tour was wonderful. The driver was really good and allowed us to have a memorable experience: he gave us a lot of explanations, telling us about the life of the place and its history, the times for the visits were sufficient and well calibrated. A fantastic visit to the educational farm, where the farmer explained various aspects of life on the farm, bringing us into contact with numerous animals. The visit to Lough Tay was sensational and exciting. Absolutely recommended to immerse yourself in the life of Wicklow County and admire the landscapes it contains.

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September 3, 2019

Great

The guide was very kind

May 7, 2019

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- Irish Day Tours -

Product ID: 63347