See the real Ireland as your driver guide reveals the hidden gems around the River Shannon in this private guided tour. Discover monastic sites and medieval churches, Napoleonic fortifications, peat bogs, and some of Ireland’s most enchanting castles. • Clonmacnoise: explore the ruins of what is thought to be Ireland’s first city, a monastery founded in the 6th century. • Birr Castle: get up close to one of the world’s largest and oldest telescopes before strolling around the gardens of an earl. • Tullamore DEW: taste one of Ireland’s famous whiskeys and learn how it’s made.