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

Best Blarney Castle and Cork Day Trip from Dublin

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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Best 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 November 2015

Our guide was very informative and entertaining. Our group was small, and we got lucky at the Rock of Cashel and at Blarney Castle - no lines anywhere! The Rock of Cashel is beautiful, and we never would've thought to go there on our own. Blarney Castle is very interesting, and the grounds with the fall colors were really a sight to behold! Our time in Cork was fun as well - Cork's main shopping street is very lively and features street entertainers.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was a great tour and our guide was great.
We were able to kiss the Blarney stone and see about the castle on our own then meet back at the bus on time. The tour guide even stopped at a local bar for all of us to go in and have a pint. Our guide had funny stories and very informative!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour. nice and comfy bus and had a great time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Awesome trip..

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Beautiful day

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour and guide service. Shane was very knowledgeable and I recommend this trip to anyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

A fantastic day trip to Rock of Cashel, Blarney and Cork! Our driver/guide, Gus, was entertaining, knowledgeable and shared a lot of entertaining stories. It was amazing how he navigated the roads, told stories, and pointed out highlights along the way. By the end of the trip, he seemed like an old friend that we met up in Ireland. The itinerary suggested Rock of Cashel as the last destination. Since it was October and daylight was getting less, Gus cleverly changed Rock of Cashel to the first stop so we had the opportunity to explore this Heritage site. We continued to the highlight of the trip, Blarney Castle where a climb of 100 or so steps to kiss the Blarney Stone. Our journey continued to Cork where we had time to explore the city a bit. The trip was nearly 12 hour long but at the end, we wished that it was not yet over.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent tour! Great guide. Make sure to check out the forest near the blarney castle.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

An excellent day! Our trip to Blarney Castle and Cork was great. Our tour guide Chris was very well informed and gave a sensitive and balanced perspective on Ireland's recent history. We felt we were with someone who truly loves his country and showed us the best of it. We had enough time in each place and the coach was comfortable and modern. If you are considering tours this is the one to choose.

robert m
United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We enjoyed the day and the scenery. The tour guide was great and informative. Be prepared for a long bus ride.

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