- Visit south-east Ireland's top attractions, including Kilkenny Castle
- Take the scenic route through Wicklow Mountains National Park en route to Glendalough
- See border collie sheepdogs in action at the foot of the Wicklow Mountains
- Explore the monastic settlement at Glendalough, and see medieval archeology alongside abundant wildlife
- Round-trip transport by luxury, air-conditioned coach from Dublin
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
Departure & Return
Please be at pick up point at least 5 minutes before scheduled departure time. The coach will proceed to the next pick up point after its first pick up at the Gresham Hotel. The guide will have the manifest of passengers names and the coach will be grey in colour with a silver company logo of a dog.
The guide will have the manifest of passengers names and the coach will be grey in colour with a silver company logo of a dog. Departure time 8.15am.
The guide will have the manifest of passengers names and the coach will be grey in colour with a silver company logo of a dog. Departure time 8.25am.
The tour will end at the drop off point of Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2 at 6.15pm. The Temple Bar side of the street.
What To Expect
Following your Kilkenny tour, stop at the foot of the Wicklow Mountains, where you'll be able to see border collies corral sheep across the fields.
Afterward, head over the wild and rugged Wicklow Gap glacial valley for some spectacular views of the Wicklow Mountains National Park. Enjoy a unique photo opportunity with a scheduled stop at the top of the mountain. Gaze down through the centuries old passage way linking east and west Wicklow. Retrace the footsteps which the Celtic clans and St Kevin travelled when traveling through the forested countryside and view the park’s upper slopes, blanketed in heath and bog, before dipping down into the glacial valley of Glendalough.
Throughout history, visitors have come to ‘the valley of the two lakes’ for its mystical history, archaeology and unique wildlife. The monastic city of Glendalough, found in the 6th century by St. Kevin, was once an active locale featuring areas for manuscript writing and copying, an infirmary, guest houses, and a monastery. Now it offers guests a peek into Ireland’s rich cultural history. You’ll have approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes to journey through the monastic city before heading back to Dublin.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Please be outside one of the 3 available pickup locations listed
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Children 2 years and under are not allowed to travel
- Most travelers can participate
- Please be there 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
- OPERATED BY Wild Rover Tours
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
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- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Face masks provided for travelers
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Kilkenny, Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough, Sheep Dog Trials, Day Trip from Dublin.
- "You will want to bring your walking/hiking shoes to at least head up to the lower lake while you're there." See review
- "There is a lot of walking/hiking, especially at the Glendalough Monastic Settlement and Wicklow Mountains National Park, so I recommend boots if you have them." See review
- "I am sure if you ask the tour company, they can arrange a taxi to take you via the road to see the lake." See review