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Dublin: Glendalough, Wicklow, Kilkenny and Sheepdog demonstration

County Dublin, Ireland

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  • 9 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Don't come to Ireland and just spend all your time in Dublin. You won't be seeing the real Ireland. This tour transports you there, spending a day cruising around the Irish countryside engulfing yourself in bright green fields, castles, abbeys, and rustic villages. Stop in majestic and secluded Glendalough, explore the Wicklow Mountains, and enjoy the ancient wonders of Kilkenny, where you can walk around a 12th-century Norman Castle, a medieval cathedral, or stroll the cobbled streets before heading back to Dublin.
  • Guided day trip from Dublin to Glendalough and Kilkenny in the Irish countryside
  • Marvel at the panoramic views from your vehicle while being transported around the countryside
  • Visit a 12th-century Norman castle, a medieval abbey and verdant gardens in Kilkenny
  • Avoid the hassle of driving or renting a car

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Hugh Lane Gallery
    Charlemont House, Parnell Square N, Rotunda, Dublin, D01 F2X9, Ireland

    Please be at the departure point 5 - 10 mins before our tour leaves. Meeting point: Outside Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Parnell Square N, Dublin 1, at 8 am Return point: Returns to original departure point between 5 pm and 6 pm.

Start time

08:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Temple Bar (Pass By)

Kilkenny Castle Park

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Wicklow Mountains National Park

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Glendalough Monastic Settlement

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Glendalough Woollen Mills

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for small children. If they are very used to travelling on a bus tour and very used to walking, please book 1 seat per child and bring your own child seat.
  • Not recommended to those with walking disabilities (a fair amount of walking involved)
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems, with heart complaints, pregnant women or other serious medical conditions
  • If passengers are late to the pick up the bus will not wait for them even if they call the office before hand. Must make sure they are on time. If passengers are intoxicated at any stage of the tour they will not be allowed on/back on the bus.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • The pick up point is in the City Centre so there is no parking available for passengers to leave their cars for the entire day.
  • Use the bathroom prior to coming to the pick up point. Bring a packed lunch and also wear comfortable clothing, comfortable shoes as well as a rainproof jacket.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 53 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Featured review
This is a must if you’re in Dublin for a few days. Beautiful scenery and plenty of time to explore Glendalough and Kilkenny. The coach is comfortable and our guide, Aoife, was very friendly and knowledgeable. The best driver, Saleh. He was always smiling and courteous and very safe driver. Thank you both Aoife and Saleh!


846 reviews
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Great trip
Carolyn_F, May 2023
2 hours each was a good length of time to see Glendalough and Kilkenny. The sheepdog demonstration and talk was very enlightening. Our tour guide Godfrey was humorous and informative. Glad I did this your and not a shorter one.
Overall very good trip to Kilkenny, etc.
Jeffrey_L, May 2023
Sheepdog demonstration was excellent. Glendalough stop was interesting but too long. Would have liked more time for lunch and visit in Kilkenny. A very good trip for the discounted senior rate we received. Bus ride was comfortable but long with a very good guide.
Refreshing nature walk,...
Mari_H, May 2023
Refreshing nature walk, specially sheepdog demonstration was amazing! Then visiting a city of Kilkenny made my perfect!!
Lovely Tour
Nishita_D, May 2023
It was really nice, the sheepdog exhibition was lovely. Would've loved some more time in Kilkenny city however as the castle pretty much took up all our time.
Very very upset and disappointed
Gigi_F, May 2023
Worst experience with viator. We have been on other tours where people show up late and the tour group waits a few minutes. However this tour group I will avoid using if I can for future bookings. Our hotel taxi was late and we arrived 7 minutes after and text the tour group and they didn’t wait a few more minutes for us. We never took our tour and it was non refundable since it was the day of. Very very very disappointed with this group.
Response from Host, May 2023
Other people paid to go on tour as well and deserve full time at the attractions. Its not just a tour for you If your always late like you say in your description please book a private tour where you wont waste other guests money and time Sending a viator message 10 minutes after the departure time saying "keep the tour, we are on the way" is not helpful
Enjoyed the dog training,...
Linda_L, May 2023
Enjoyed the dog training, Ana was a great driver, and Roger was an excellent guide. Loved seeing the countryside.
Awesome day trip
HEND_H, May 2023
This is a must if you’re in Dublin for a few days. Beautiful scenery and plenty of time to explore Glendalough and Kilkenny. The coach is comfortable and our guide, Aoife, was very friendly and knowledgeable. The best driver, Saleh. He was always smiling and courteous and very safe driver. Thank you both Aoife and Saleh!
Beautiful way to get out of Dublin
BarbaraJ_K, May 2023
Tour guide was great, plenty of restroom stops and there was a toilet on the bus ( you never know when you plan for a long day). Pay attention when they say to take all your belongings off the bus. I forgot my sweater and tried for 2 days unsuccessfully to get it back. It's a beautiful countryside. My favorite part was the sheepdog trials.. The sheep owner explained all about the dog training and the sheep. Makes a cute sheep racing video. Weather was great the day I went.
Fantastic experience
Angela_R, Apr 2023
Lovely day trip from Dublin. The sheepdog experience was very nice and there was puppies too. Would recommend!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Excellent experience and your guide
Oxana_A, Apr 2023
Hazel, a very knowledgeable tour guide provided a great overview of Monastic city ruins and Kilkenny history. Seeing the awesome Irish working dogs in action was a special bonus we really enjoyed.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Sheepdog delight!
Stuart_B, Apr 2023
sheep dog display was terrific. Hazel, our guide gave us so much great information. We were amazed at the quality of the trip for such a small price. We would travel with Finn McCool again.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great trip
Teresa_M, Apr 2023
Great trip, walking around the lakes, watching the sheep herding (fantastic and we got to pet the wee lamb) and the charming city of Kilkenny and beautiful castle. Excellent guide and driver
Good and impressive
Joemarie_C, Apr 2023
Going to the lake is breath taking. It's was beautiful and unwinding. Thank you to the tour guide Brian and the driver.
Love the sheepdogs!
jamielmager, Apr 2023
My only comment is for attendees to be aware, there is no stop for lunch! Plan to eat after the hike in Glendalough or you will be very hungry. Roger was fantastic and we had a great time!
It was a great...
Simeng_L, Apr 2023
It was a great experience! Thanks to our guide Godfrey and driver Thomas, this trip was full of fun. We got to breathe the fish air in Glendalough mountain, touch a baby lamb, and watch a collie dog herd the sheep. Such a great day, would definitely recommend to all my friends.
Unique and Memorable Experience!
Sydney_R, Apr 2023
Fantastic day trip from Dublin! Glendalough was a beautiful, tranquille place to start the morning. The Irish working sheepdog demonstration was so entertaining and memorable - Michael and his border collies Rose and Maggie put on a great show! The medieval city of Kilkenny was the last stop - also lovely! Hazel was a wonderful tour guide!! Highly recommend!
Great trip in the Wicklow...
Flra_E, Apr 2023
Great trip in the Wicklow Mountains, excellent landscape. Tour guide Roger was very informative. The driver also did a great job.
Carmen_B, Apr 2023
Breathtaking scenery!!! A must see! Pictures doesn't do it justice!! Wow is all we can say!! Love Ireland
By far, the sheep herding...
swizned, Apr 2023
By far, the sheep herding demonstration with the opportunity to hold a lamb was the best part of this trip. A great presentation, informative and so much fun cuddling up with a little lamb.
Beautiful-- Highly Recommended
Sombra_W, Apr 2023
Glendalough was BEAUTIFUL!! Make sure you track your time well because alrhough2 hrs seems like a lot of time it is easy to lose track because the natural beauty is so overwhelming. The sheepdog demo was so much fun! Highly recommend.
Nice day out from Dublin
James_L, Apr 2023
A nice day out from Dublin with great guide and driver. Beautiful countryside along with charming city of Kilkenny.
Fun & Informative
Travis_D, Mar 2023
Fun and informative tour with Luke & Tobias. The stops at Farmer Mike's and Kilkenny were my favorites.
Wonderful Experience!
Mandi_G, Mar 2023
Wonderful tour and guide! We mainly booked for the stop at Glendalough and Kilkenny but the Sheepdog demonstration was a wonderful surprise. Highly recommend!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great affordable tour
Fiona_K, Mar 2023
Great tour guide and very reasonable price for what you get. Seeing everything was amazing and we had a great time.
Andreia_O, Mar 2023
Amazing experience!! Glendalough is absolutely beautiful and Kilkenny too. But for me the experience in the farm was really nice 😍
Excellent tour!
Delaney_B, Mar 2023
This tour was the best! It was so unique and fun to see these areas of Ireland. The sheepdog demonstration was the highlight of the trip! Yvonne our guide was superb and the best guide I’ve ever had on a tour!
Great journey
Dominique_G, Mar 2023
Great journey with our guide Godfrey and driver Gary. The visit with sheeps was amazing. And great castle in Kilkenny.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Definitely recommend this tour!!
Elisangela_C, Mar 2023
Amazing tour. Though the weather was not the greatest because of the snow, Godfrey and Fred were wonderful! The other sites were great as well. We didn’t get to explore Wicklow due to a random snow blizzard, but that’s ok. Will save it for the next trip :) Thank you!!
Great intro to Ireland
Peter_C, Mar 2023
Jacinta and Goran were excellent. They were professional and funny. The Glendalogh lakes are spectacular. The sheepdog demonstration was wonderful.
Great selection of...
Josh_M, Mar 2023
Great selection of locations and activities with charismatics guides. The sheepdog demonstration was particularly memorable.
1 traveler found this review helpful


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