Glendalough, Wicklow, Kilkenny and Sheep Dog Demonstration

By Finn McCools Tours


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  • Explore medieval Kilkenny which was once Ireland's capital
  • See location sites from movies such as “P.S. I Love You”
  • Explore the monastic village of Glendalough
  • Enjoy a nice walk in Wicklow Mountains National Park
  • Learn more about the countryside through Sheepdog Herding

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What's included, what's not

  • All other attractions can be seen without extra charges
  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Know Before You Book

  • Not recommended for 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
  • Group of 12 people or more will not be accepted, even if the group make separate bookings: Up to 60 people on board
  • Not recommend for small children below 3 years old. If you child/baby is very used to long day tours and walking, please book 1 seat per child/baby and bring 1 child/baby seat per child/baby. Sitting on parent's lap is not allowed.

What you can expect

After departing Dublin, we take you to Glendalough, a secluded and wonderful spot just south of Dublin. Truly one of the most beautiful sights you will see on a day tour from Dublin, Glendalough promises to impress with magnificent scenery and much more. Explore the lakes, monastic ruined city, waterfalls, and other attractions the area has to offer. It is no wonder that films like 'Braveheart' and 'P.S. I Love You' were filmed in this area. You will get around 2 hours to explore the monastic ruins and the lough itself. Meander and soak up the views of this vast walkers’ paradise, also renowned for its bird-watching and abundance of wildlife.

Sheepdog herding is a tactic used by Shepherds to help them herd sheep and it is also a competitive dog sport. A sheepdog is an integral part of farming culture and we want our passengers to experience this on our tour.

The beautiful views of Glendalough create the perfect backdrop and a genuine atmosphere where you will be engrossed in the Irish countryside. This demonstration is a must see for all. You will witness the intelligence of these sheepdogs as they follow the commands obediently. The sheepdog possess qualities like loyalty and being hard working which makes a sheepdog the perfect farm companion.

Travelling through the Wicklow Mountains,the landscape will change from lush green rich pasture with gentle valleys, to the dramatic and the breathtaking ancient glacial valleys of the Wicklow Gap. Ease away the stresses of life in these picturesque surroundings, leave the sights and sounds of the city behind, mesmerising views come to the dramatic mountains, rugged peaks, steep valleys and forest trails.

We will then head towards Kilkennywhere you get 2 hours to explore the city. You can visit the Norman Kilkenny Castle that dates back to the 1100's. It is like traveling back to medieval Ireland and taking a walk through the 11th century. After exploring the gardens, you can watch a short film about the castle for free or spend the extra few euros to take a guided tour of the castle. The castle is the signature symbol of the city and is majestically located on the banks of the River Nore.

Alternately, you could pay to visit the Rothe House, a magnificent example of a wealthy silk merchant’s home built in 159. The house contains multiple medieval exhibits; including priceless Viking artifacts and a medieval garden which contains plants of the era including Gortahork cabbage a

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travelers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Masks required
  • Hand sanitizer provided
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Activity Location

  • Glendalough County Wicklow

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