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Wicklow & Glendalough Day Tour

    Tour Operator: Irish Day Tours     24 hours     Travel method: Bus     Region: Dublin

The tour departs from the Molly Malone statue Suffolk street at 8.30 Our fist stop of the day is Baltinglass.You have half an hour to explore Baltinglass Abbey which was Founded in 1148 by Dermot MacMurrough the King of Leinister. Its twelve arches are a particularly interesting architectural feature but there is much more to explore and discover. Grab a coffee and back on the bus. We drive up the road to a working farm in the heartland of the arable side of Wicklow. Meet the friendly local farmer Ed who will delight in introducing you to rural life on the farm.He will show you the different breeds of bulls and introduce you to his herd of Cows and their calves before giving a sheepdog demonstration corralling the sheep with little more than a few commands or whistles. This is a truly unique experience and gives you a great insight to life in rural Ireland. We travel along the Wicklow Way to the scenic village of Laragh where you can enjoy lunch in Lynhams of Laragh (lunch not included). Arriving at Glendalough in the afternoon has distinct advantages as most tours come here in the morning. You have an hour and a half to explore this interesting Abbey and the surrounding lakes.The Monastery itself was founded in the 6th century by St Kevin but most of the buildings date from between the 11th and 12th century. Glendalough monastery has many buildings the tower and St kevins Kitchen are the most complete all the rest are in disrepair to differing extents. The setting amongst the mountains and the lakes is what sets this monastery apart from every other. Take a stroll and enjoy this magical place, You will be transported to a tranquil peaceful place. 5:30pm Arrive back in Dublin

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What is included

-Transport in an air-conditioned coach
-Entertaining driver/guide
-Entrance fees

Important information

Please bring a rain jacket and/or umbrella and comfortable foot wear


Not wheelchair accessible

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