General

Built nearly 600 years ago by one of Ireland’s greatest chieftains, Blarney Castle has been attracting attention ever since. Over the last few hundred years, millions have flocked to Blarney making it a world landmark and one of Ireland’s greatest treasures. Now that might have something to do with the Blarney Stone, the legendary Stone of Eloquence, found at the top of our tower. Receive the “gift of the gab” by kissing the famous Stone. The gardens surrounding Blarney Castle are a paradise for walkers and are worth exploring.

You will have the chance to discover the Rock of Cashel, which is considered to be one of Ireland’s 7 Wonders. This is a site of immense historical importance as it was the seat of the King of Munster. This location was a fortress, which dates back before the Anglo-Norman conquerors reigned over the land. Not to mention, there is an extensive collection of historical, architectural and artistically related pieces gathered here.
We will pass alongside two separate mountain ranges; the first are the Knockmealdown Mountains that have been made famous by the Irish folk song ‘Kitty Borne O’Brien’. Next, we’ll come across Ireland’s highest inland range, the Galtee Mountains. The views are simply breath-taking!

This uniquely structured tour departs from Dublin every day of the week at 6:50am, and will deliver you safely back into the city centre at approximately 7:30pm. For further details and a detailed breakdown on your day with Irish Day Tours, click on the itinerary.

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Prices & Departure

DEPARTURE TIME: 6:50 AM

RETURN TIME : 7:30 PM

TOUR DURATION : 12 HOURS

Price:
Adult €65 Student €60 Senior €60

TAKE NOTE:

Please arrive 10 minutes before departure.

Itinerary

ITINERARY
6:50 AM: DEPART DUBLIN
We will meet in front of the Molly Malone statue on Suffolk Street (sitemap is available within the link to the booking page). Before leaving you’ll meet your fun-loving and knowledgeable tour guide and your fellow travel companions! Our exciting day tour will begin by travelling through Ireland’s southern terrain. As we leave the city behind us, we’ll soon pass into an area referred to as “The Curragh” within County Kildare. This region is absolutely perfect for breeding and training horses. Please arrive 10 minutes before departure time.

10:20 AM KISS THE STONE AT BLARNEY CASTLE
We arrive at Blarney Castle, which is the highlight of the tour for most. Blarney Castle is known around the world for its famous Blarney Stone. Kiss the stone and receive the “gift of the gab”. Blarney Castle isn't all about the Stone; the Blarney castle itself is worthy of exploration as are its fantastic lush grounds and woodland walks. There is much to see and explore. See the Rock Close and find the Wishing Steps to make a wish!

12:15 PM CORK CITY – GUIDED WALKING TOUR
Ireland’s second largest city, known as the ‘Rebel City’, take time to explore its vibrant Irish atmosphere. Here in Cork you will be met by a local guide who will bring you on a walking tour throughout the city. Discover the history and the famous places Cork has to boast. If you have time, make sure to visit The English Market which has plenty of Irish produce food to choose from. Following your guided tour of the city you will have some time to explore and sample some local cuisine.

3:30 PM: ROCK OF CASHEL
We will arrive at one of Ireland’s 7 Wonders - the Rock of Cashel! Here we’ll explore the Hall of Vicars, Cormack’s Chapel, Celtic Cathedral, Round Tower, and the surrounding grounds filled with ancient high crosses! In addition, you’ll have the marvellous opportunity to gaze upon one of Ireland’s oldest Romanesque wall paintings inside the world-famous historical landmark!

7:30 PM: ARRIVE BACK IN DUBLIN

To finish off, we’ll arrive back in Dublin to reminisce about all of the exciting highlights!
All times are approximate and subject to change based on traffic conditions or other unforeseen circumstances.

Inclusions:
• Professional driver/guide
• Modern comfortable coach transportation
• Wi-Fi (onboard vehicles, where fitted)
• Multilingual app (Eng, Fr, Es, De, It)
• Entry to Blarney Castle
• Entry to the Rock of Cashel
• Walking tour in Cork City

Exclusions:
• Lunch
• Snacks
• Tips