Tour from Dublin
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Connect with a local Tour Guide and start the wonderful drive South across the Dublin Mountains to the wild & beautiful National Park of County Wicklow. We’ll reach our first stop after only 40 minutes approximately of travel.
Welcome to the intriguing 6th Century Monastery ruins of Glendalough, with its round tower and Celtic crosses towering high above the wild Wicklow countryside. Enjoy at least 1 hour 30 minutes here to walk, hike and explore this “Valley of Two Lakes”. Enjoy 1 hour 30 minutes free time at this ancient valley to enjoy the great views and opportunities for photographs.
We arrive in Kilkenny, Ireland’s medieval capital, in time for lunch. Kilkenny was founded by the Normans almost 1000 years ago during their conquest of England and Ireland. With its imposing castle, it is without doubt one of the finest small cities in Ireland. During your 2 hour 30 minute stay you have enough time to enjoy lunch, a guided tour of the castle (optional), visit St. Canice’s Cathedral and visit the Black Abbey. And seeing as you are in Kilkenny, why not sample a pint of the famous Kilkenny Red Ale!! Sláinte!! (Cheers!)
Hurling is believed to be the world’s oldest field game. When the Celts came to Ireland as the last ice age was receding, they brought with them a unique culture, their own language, music, script and unique pastimes. One of these pastimes was a game now called hurling (an Camán in Gaelic). It features in Irish folklore to illustrate the deeds of heroic mystical figures and it is chronicled as a distinct Irish pastime for at least 2,000 years. County Kilkenny is one of the hurling powerhouses in Ireland; As we travel through these lush flat pastures you’ll understand why.
We arrive back in Dublin early evening and you will have time to enjoy the best of our culture. Dancing, music, and stories can all be enjoyed.
This tour is exclusively in English.