Wicklow and Glendalough with sheep farm visit
- Journey through the breathtaking countryside of Wicklow county
- Enjoy a real sheepdog demonstration at a rural farm
- Step into a medieval monastery
This full-day tour of Wicklow departs from the center of Dublin and begins journeying southwards, traveling up past the Blessington lakes. Your first stop is Baltinglass where you'll have half an hour to grab a coffee and have a good browse around the 12th-century abbey founded by Dermot Mac Murrough the then King of Leinster. This is a fantastic ruin with a combination of Cistercian and Irish Romanesque architecture. The arches are the Abbeys most prominent feature with alternate round and square pillars. Explore the ruins and discover some intricate carvings.
You'll experience the working side of Wicklow with a visit to a working Irish sheep farm. Meet your friendly local farmer Ed who will introduce you to his life, from the diverse farming practices of sheep farming to organic vegetable growing. The highlight of this stop is a sheepdog exhibition where farmer Ed will corral the sheep with his trusty border collies.
This is the only tour that introduces you to the real working and living side of Wicklow!
After a scenic rural drive, you'll stop off in Laragh at Lynham's of Laragh for lunch before visiting the beautiful valley and Monastic site of Glendalough. Here was where Saint Kevin settled in the 6th Century, evidence of which still can be seen. Take the opportunity to explore the monastic site and take in your surroundings and let your spirit run free.
You'll continue on your route heading back to Dublin through the scenic Sally Gap, journeying along the military road which was built after the 1798 rebellion in an attempt to flush out the rebels who were in hiding in the Wicklow mountains. Take your picture at the P.S. I Love you bridge and see Lough Tay – aptly called the Guinness Lake - while surrounded with blanket bog and mountain peaks, drenched in green and yellow in the summer and pink and purple in the autumn.
- Guided day tour of Wicklow County
- Baltinglass Abbey, Glendalough and Laragh village
- Sheepdog demonstration
- Lunch costs
- Optional gratuities
- Infant (0-4): free
- Child (5-12): reduced
- Student (13-16) and students: reduced
- Senior (65+): reduced
Molly Malone statue, Suffolk Street, Dublin 2, D02 KX03, Ireland
Please meet your guide at the Molly Malone Statue.
- Good footwear and warm clothing is recommended on this tour
- Check-in at 8:20 am
- Tour departs at 8:30 am
- Return to Dublin around 5:30 pm
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