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  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Duration:  12 hours (approx.)
Visit three top Ireland attractions in one day on the Blarney Castle and Cork Day Trip from Dublin. From the comfort of your luxury coach, you'll travel south to Blarney Castle, Cork City and the Rock of Cashel cathedral, passing through beautiful, green South Irish countryside on your way. Be sure to kiss the famous Blarney Stone, and you'll be blessed with the "gift of the gab" for a lifetime of smooth talking!


  • See three top Ireland attractions in one day on a full-day trip from Dublin
  • Visit Blarney Castle and kiss the famous Blarney Stone
  • Enjoy independent sightseeing in Cork City, with attraction recommendations from your local guide
  • Tour the Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary
  • Transport by luxury, air-conditioned coach

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What You Can Expect

Blarney Castle and Cork Day Trip from Dublin

Blarney Castle and Cork Day Trip from Dublin

Leaving the city of Dublin behind, you'll set off on board a luxury, air-conditioned coach and watch the landscape change from Dublin's urban cityscape to the rolling, green hills that typify the Irish countryside. Your day trip will drive through several areas of interest, including the Galtee Mountains and the Curragh in County Kildare, which is home to Ireland's National Stud Farm and is famous as a sporting region.

Passing south through County Tipperary, your tour will reach Blarney Castle by late morning. This beautiful medieval castle is home to one of Ireland's best loved treasures - the fascinating Blarney Stone, which sits at the top of the castle's tower. According to legend, kissing the stone bestows the kisser with the "gift of the gab," or talent for eloquence that the Irish famously possess.

From Blarney Castle, your tour will continue on to Cork City, where you will have approximately two hours at leisure for independent sightseeing. Enjoy lunch at the English Market (available for an extra cost) or perhaps visit the triple-spired St Finn Bar's Cathedral. Your guide will be happy to provide recommendations of further things to do in Ireland's third-largest city.

On leaving Cork, you'll head up to the Rock of Cashel back up in County Tipperary. This imposing Celtic Cathedral towers above the town of Cashel from a limestone mound, approximately 200 feet (61 meters) high. Highlights at the Rock of Cashel include the Hall of Vicars and Cormac's Chapel, home to the oldest Romanesque wall painting in Ireland. Explore these historical sites with your guide, before heading back to Dublin to arrive in the early evening.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Your day is packed with seeing Cashel Rock, Blarney Castle and Cork City. Blarney Castle and its surroundings make this day trip, though. Honestly, I wish we could've stayed there all day! Our tour guide, Joey, was yet again very informative and entertaining! You need to get out of Dublin for a day and see what else Ireland has to offer. You won't be disappointed!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great Tour, Guide was extremely knowledgeable,helpful. Commentary was clear and informative. One of the best tours I have taken

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

It rained the entire day, but boy was this excursion fun! Kissing the Blarney Stone has been on my bucket list for years and it was so satisfying to finally accomplish it. If you have a day to spare in Dublin, go on this great excursion!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent tour, couldn't ask for more. Great tour guide Gerard

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I loved this tour. Our guide Mac was FANTASTIC! A wealth of knowledge and so very helpful. He was fun and friendly and made the trip enjoyable.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Best tour ever!! We had a great tour guide who was funny and entertaining!! Would totally do it again!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We had a wonderful time on our trip to Cork and the Blarney Stone. Everything was well organized and on time. The Driver/tour guide Sarah was knowable and shared a lot of historical information. We would give this tour 5 stars and highly recommend this tour. Donjuliefitz

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great tour and guide was very knowledgeable on all points of the tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Mac is the best driver/tour guide ever!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I had a wonderful experience! The tour guide was great and the ride was a comfortable and interesting one. Be advised it is somewhat of a drive from Dublin to the Blarney stone but there are a few rest stops along the way. Overall a wonderful experience.

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