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By Viator, March 2014

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With just about everywhere in Ireland reachable by train from Dublin, the capital makes a great launch pad for exploring the country’s highlights. Whether you’re looking for a high-speed train to whisk you around the sights or a slow-chugging steam train to take you the scenic route, there are plenty of options for day and multi day rail trips from Dublin. 

Less than 3 hours away by train, Cork makes a popular day trip destination with many travelers stopping off to kiss the famous Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle, along the way. Further south, trains also link Dublin and Cork to Killarney where you can explore the rugged wilderness of the Killarney National Park and combine it with a coach trip around the iconic Ring of Kerry scenic route. Or why not head north into Northern Ireland, with a rail trip to see the famous Giant’s Causeway, a spectacular UNESCO World Heritage site?

Alternatively, take the westbound train over to Ireland’s Atlantic coast and explore the sights of County Clare and County Galway. West Ireland is home to many of the country’s most popular natural attractions, like the awe-inspiring Cliffs of Moher, the rocky plateau of the Burren and the tranquil beaches of Galway Bay. From here, hop back on the train to Connemara or the Dingle Peninsula, where you can travel out to Slea Head, the westernmost point in Europe.

You don’t even have to go that far from Dublin to have a rail adventure – travel to the nearby Wicklow Mountains on the scenic coastal railway and visit the ancient monastic site of Glendalough. 

Even if you’re planning a longer trip, why bother dealing with timetables and train connections, when you could book a multi day train tour and travel the country hassle free? A 2, 3, or 4 day rail tour could combine sights like Galway, the Cliffs of Moher, the Ring of Kerry, Connemara and the Dingle Peninsula, with all your travel needs taken care of so you can concentrate on sitting back and soaking up the scenery.

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Limerick, Cliffs of Moher, Burren and Galway Bay Rail Tour from Dublin

4.5 star rating: Recommended 460 Reviews

Explore Ireland's west coast highlights on a coach and rail day trip from Dublin to the wild Cliffs of Moher, the Burren and picturesque Galway Bay.

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 15 hours (approx.)

From USD $138.43

3-Day Cork, Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry and Cliffs of Moher Rail Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 113 Reviews

From Cork and Blarney Castle to the Ring of Kerry and Cliffs of Moher, you'll see the best of Ireland's west and south-west on this leisurely three-day rail ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights

From USD $557.52

Cork and Blarney Castle Rail Trip from Dublin

4.5 star rating: Recommended 266 Reviews

No visit to Ireland is complete without a visit to Blarney Castle! On this full-day trip from Dublin you'll kiss the famous Blarney Stone, walk through the ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $138.43

Northern Ireland including Giant's Causeway Rail Tour from Dublin

4.5 star rating: Recommended 265 Reviews

Sit back and relax on this combined rail and coach day trip from Dublin to Northern Ireland. With all your travel arrangements organized for you, you'll see ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $138.43

2-Day Cork, Blarney Castle and Ring of Kerry Rail Trip from Dublin

4.5 star rating: Recommended 31 Reviews

Explore Cork, Blarney Castle and the stunning coastal scenery of the Ring of Kerry at your leisure on this relaxed overnight rail and coach tour from Dublin. ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 2 days / 1 night

From USD $316.22

Ring of Kerry Rail Trip from Dublin

4.5 star rating: Recommended 87 Reviews

Immerse yourself in some of Ireland's most spectacular scenery on a day trip to the Ring of Kerry from Dublin. You'll admire Ireland's coastal landscapes ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 15 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $138.43

Aran Islands Scenic Flight and Galway Tour from Dublin

4.5 star rating: Recommended 53 Reviews

Get away from it all on a day trip from Dublin that flies you to the magical Aran island of Inis Mor. You'll discover the Ireland of old on an island that's ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $163.83

2-Day Western Ireland Tour from Dublin by Train: Limerick, Cliffs of Moher, Burren and Galway

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Explore the highlights of Ireland's stunning west coast on this 2-day trip by rail and coach from Dublin, accompanied by a friendly and informative guide along ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $341.62

4-Day Ring of Kerry, Limerick, Cliffs of Moher, Galway and Connemara Rail Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 20 Reviews

Want to explore Ireland outside Dublin? This leisurely four-day rail tour shows you the best of Ireland's southern and western coastal regions, crammed with ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $697.21

2-Day Northern Ireland Tour from Dublin by Train: Belfast and Giant's Causeway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Travel through gorgeous coastal terrain, including the Glens of Antrim, on this 2-day trip to Northern Ireland from Dublin. Head to Belfast by train for an ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $252.72

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