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Glendalough,Wicklow and Kilkenny Tour including Sheepdog herding demonstration

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Glendalough,Wicklow and Kilkenny Tour including Sheepdog herding demonstration

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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
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Don't come to Ireland and just spend all your time in Dublin. You won't be seeing the real Ireland. This private tour transports you there, spending a day cruising around the Irish countryside engulfing yourself in bright green fields, castles, abbeys, and rustic villages. Stop in majestic and secluded Glendalough, explore the Wicklow Mountains and enjoy the ancient wonders of Kilkenny, where you can walk around a 12th-century Norman Castle, a medieval cathedral or stroll the cobbled streets before heading back to Dublin.
  • Guided day trip from Dublin to Glendalough and Kilkenny in the Irish countryside
  • Marvel at the panoramic views from your vehicle while being transported around the countryside
  • Visit a 12th-century Norman castle, a medieval abbey and verdant gardens in Kilkenny
  • A private guide and vehicle ensures a personalized experience
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Professional guide
Live commentary on board
Air-conditioned vehicle
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Charlemont House, Parnell Square N, Rotunda, Dublin, D01 F2X9, Ireland

Please be at the departure point 5 - 10 mins before our tour leaves. Meeting point: Outside Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Parnell Square N, Dublin 1, at 8 am Return point: Returns to original departure point between 5 pm and 6 pm. The locations might be visited in a different order, depends on traffic and weather.

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for small children. If they are very used to travelling on a bus tour and very used to walking, please book 1 seat per child and bring your own child seat.
  • Not recommended to those with walking disabilities (a fair amount of walking involved)
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems, with heart complaints, pregnant women or other serious medical conditions
  • If passengers are late to the pick up the bus will not wait for them even if they call the office before hand. Must make sure they are on time. If passengers are intoxicated at any stage of the tour they will not be allowed on/back on the bus.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • The pick up point is in the City Centre so there is no parking available for passengers to leave their cars for the entire day.
  • Use the bathroom prior to coming to the pick up point. Bring a packed lunch and also wear comfortable clothing, comfortable shoes as well as a rainproof jacket.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Finn McCools Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Glendalough,Wicklow and Kilkenny Tour including Sheepdog herding demonstration?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Glendalough,Wicklow and Kilkenny Tour including Sheepdog herding demonstration?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Glendalough,Wicklow and Kilkenny Tour including Sheepdog herding demonstration?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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  • "She was French, so you had to listen hard through her French accent." See review
  • "I can highly recommended this trip to all from teens to adults" See review


137 Reviews
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Great tour!
, Sep 2021
Great tour, good guide and driver (Kevin & Teddy), nice program. Especially like the sheep dog demonstration!
Highly Recommend!
, Feb 2020
Had a great tour! our guide Neil was fantastic. Glendalough was beautiful and the sheepdog demonstration was definitely worth it in my opinion. The drive through Wicklow was breathtaking! Rounded off with a nice historical tour of Kilkenny and some good local food. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Ireland.
Wicklow and Glendalough were great!
, Feb 2020
We had a great time at this trip but thought Kilkenny was a bit of a disapointement. The wicklow mountains and Glendalough were fantastic! We had enough time to explore at our own paste. The sheep part was fun but a we would have liked it more to see the dogs doing what they were trained for altough it was very nice to know about the history aswell. The tourguide knew what he was talking about and explained everything with passion. Next was Kilkenny but we thought that was not worth the 2h drive.
Beautiful Glendalough
, Feb 2020
Sean was a very good, friendly and helpful guide!! Glendalough was extremely beautiful and must go there for a sightseeing! For me, I certainly would skip the sheepdog trails and enjoy more time with the nature! There were not too many things to see in Kilkenny if you are a frequent traveller.
Average At Best
, Dec 2019
I will say We were really looking forward to this tour but found it to be somewhat disappointing. The trip Itself wasn’t that bad and the coach transporting us was comfortable enough. Our tour guide Sean was nice though his music playlist with songs that really aren’t that popular in the states we could of done without hearing. It would of been better to hear traditional Irish music while vacationing. While in the mountains where touring where the monk stronghold and graveyard was it would of been nice to get more information then was given, especially of any notable people buried there. The sheepdog trails they advertise is best skipped as it was nothing more then a man speaking and taking so much time away from demonstrating. It makes me wish we skipped it and spent more time exploring the mountain and the little waterfall there as the views were beautiful. Kilkenny was a nice little town to visit. We found a nice little pub to eat at. All in all you’re probably best off skipping this particular tour.
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, Nov 2019
Excellent tour we had enough time to visit the lake and the waterfall. Gavin was an excellent guide!
Girls Power Tour
, Nov 2019
Julia and Lisa are the best! Great humor and they communicate a lot with the guests, with historic informations or tips to have the best time in Ireland! I truly recommend this tour! Thanks, girls!
Mostly wonderful!
, Oct 2019
The Monastic City was absolutely fabulous as was the sheep dog demonstration. Didn't think Kilkenny was anything worth any time - sort of run down and not terribly friendly folks. Our guide was earnest and tried hard - probably too hard. She was French, so you had to listen hard through her French accent. She was extremely antagonistic toward the English and brought them up constantly during the tour, even admitting she was bitter. Doesn't seem very professional. Would I do this tour again, though? Yes. I'd hope for a better guide, but she was knowledgable and enthusiastic and it didn't ruin it for me.
It was great!
, Sep 2019
We were worried about weather, but it was not matter. And our tour guide & driver are really nice. They tried to explain everything as much as possible. I recommand this tour!
Great as a present!
, Sep 2019
I made this day as a present for my mum and it was great! Especially our tour guide Kevin was kind and fun. It was great because there was a balance between spending some time in nature, visiting a city, seeing a great landscape and just listening to interesting facts and information while sitting in the bus. Even the sheep farm was one of my favourites, although I wasn’t sure what to expect from this. But we spend an amazing day with Kevin and FinnMcCoolTours

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