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What to expect from this private day tour

  • Private tour vehicle & driver for your independence, privacy and comfort
  • Convenient private pick- up from Dublin address of your choice.
  • Drive through some of Ireland’s most beautiful countryside.
  • Explore the Rock of Cashel high above the plains of Tipperary.
  • Visit medieval Cahir Castle (1142 AD) – Ireland’s best preserved Norman fortress
  • Excellent vistas and photos from the romantic ruins of Rock of Castle Dunamase
  • Take some time at leisure to enjoy a delicious lunch.
  • Relaxing private drive back to Dublin City.
  • Private drop- off in Dublin in plenty of time for evening dinner reservations

A short introduction to the tour

Enjoy the opportunity to take some time away from the hustle and bustle of Dublin city on this fantastic one-day tour to the Golden Vale of Co. Tipperary. Youll enjoy the chance to drive through some of Ireland’s most scenic countryside and agricultural plains, en route to highlights such as the famous Rock of Cashel, medieval Cahir Castle and ruined Rock of Dunamase. At Kennedy & Carr, we structure private tours to ensure that our guests enjoy the most authentic of Irish experiences. With professional driver- guides who are well versed in Irish history and culture – you’ll be in great hands. Contact us today to schedule your private Tipperary day tour from Dublin.

Recommended Private Itinerary

Enjoy the comfort of private departure from your Dublin accommodation before heading south towards Co. Tipperary. Your journey will take you through the Irish midlands and into the agricultural heartland of the Golden Vale – arguably the finest farmland on earth. Depending on the season you’ll see a wide range of animals grazing on patchwork fields including racehorses, herds of dairy and beef cattle along with flocks of sheep with tiny lambs.

Our initial stop today is the Rock of Dunamase, situated in Co. Laois. Once the most important Hiberno- Norman defensive structure in the county, the original fort was a Christian settlement dating back as far as the 9th century – the ruins provide interesting insight into Ireland’s Hiberno-Norman period and offers beautiful vistas of the Slieve Bloom Mountains. Be sure to have your camera at the ready!

Continuing on our tour, the next stop will be at Cahir Castle in Co. Tipperary. One of Ireland’s most sprawling castles, the structure was first established in 1142 and was passed down through some of Ireland’s most notable historic families, including the O’ Briens and the Butlers. The castle has now been named a national monument and is a must-visit for visitors to Tipperary. Following the castle visit, you’ll have time to enjoy a delicious local lunch in a good pub nearby.

Your next stop will be the famous Rock of Cashel. This imposing fortress on the rock was for centuries the traditional seat of the ancient Kings of Munster. King O’Brien donated the complex to the Roman Catholic Church for use as a cathedral in 1101. Part castle, part cathedral the Rock of Cashel is now recognised as one of the most remarkable collections of medieval architecture anywhere in Europe. Visited by Queen Elizabeth II on her historic State Visit of 2011 it’s a highlight of any itinerary in the region.

Refreshed after a day in the countryside you can look forward to your relaxing private drive back to Dublin city in good time to freshen- up ahead of any evening plans you may have. Drop- off at the Dublin address of your choice.

Suggested Route

09.00: Depart Dublin and visit Rock of Dunamase
11.45: Arrive Cahir Castle
13.15: Lunch in Cahir / Cashel area (driver can recommend pubs)
14.30: Arrive Rock of Cashel
15.30: Depart Rock of Cashel
17.45: Arrive back in Dublin

Private Tour Pricing

Private Tours typically range from EUR 495.00 – EUR 795.00+ per vehicle per day including a driver- guide (& his overnight expenses), fuel, road tolls and associated taxes. Guest accommodation & entrance fees are not included in the above guideline to facilitate guest flexibility.

Tours are priced individually according to the route, group size, distances & hours required, date(s) in question, start & end locations, overnight locations (where applicable) and remaining supply at time of booking.