Blarney Castle + Cork Day Tour from Dublin
Take a trip into Ireland's feudal past on this fantastic tour that visits three exceptional Medieval sites; the Rock of Cashel, Cahir Castle and Blarney Castle. And while you're at it, take the chance to kiss the Blarney Stone to give yourself that famous Irish gift of the gab. Book this brilliant day tour through the counties of Tipperary and Cork today with City Sightseeing.
- Guided day trip to rural Ireland departing from Dublin city centre
- Hear fascinating stories from your entertaining, expert guide
- Visit the famous Rock of Cashel, one of the seven wonders of Ireland
- Explore Blarney Castle and learn the story of the McCarthy clan
- Kiss the legendary Blarney Stone to get the gift of the gab
- Tour Cahir Castle, one of the largest and best-preserved castles in Ireland
- Professional driver/guide
- Return coach transport
- Admission to Blarney Castle
- Admission to the Rock of Cashel
- Admission to Cahir Castle
The first stop is the incredible Rock of Cashel. This site was the traditional home of the Kings of Munster, and the place where St Patrick supposedly baptised Munster’s first Christian king. Today, you can still see the 12th-century round tower and Cormac’s chapel, as well as the 13th-century cathedral. This collection of medieval buildings truly is one of the seven wonders of Ireland.
Then, it’s on to Blarney and its historic castle and the legendary Blarney Stone. A castle has stood on the site for more than 800 years, with the current building being built in 1446. Visit some of the old rooms and battlements, and, of course, the Blarney Stone itself. According to legend, kissing the stone, which isn’t easy to do, confers the kisser with the gift of the gab, the ability to speak with great eloquence and charm! And don’t miss the Poison Garden, where toxic plants such as Wolfsbane, Mandrake, Ricin, Opium and Cannabis are grown! You'll also be able to visit the Blarney Woollen Mills.
Your last stop is Cahir Castle, one of the largest and best preserved in all Ireland. Built in the 13th century, it stands in the centre of the rural town of Cahir on a small island in the River Suir. After time to explore the castle and its grounds, it’s home again to Dublin.
Before you Go
On the day
- Pick-up: 6:50 a.m. on Suffolk Street, Dublin
- Drop-off: 7:15 p.m. on Dame Street, Dublin
- We recommend wearing shoes that are appropriate for walking on rough terrain