Cork Blarney Day Tour

Tour Overview

The Cork and Blarney day tour shows you the amazing sites the southern region of Ireland has to offer! Our guides will fill you in on the history, geography and mythology of the land as we make our way to the day's main attractions. We take a circular route throughout the day so you will not pass the same scenery twice!

On our drive, we will pass through the area referred to as "The Curragh" in County Kildare. This area is known for its horses and is home to the famous National Stud Farm as well as the beautiful Japanese Gardens!

The first stop on our Cork and Blarney tour is at Blarney Castle where you can be given the "gift of gab" by kissing the famous Blarney Stone! In the city of Cork, we will have the chance to explore the city on your own, visiting the Gothic St. Finbar's Cathedral and St. Anne's Church. For lunch, stop by the English Market and pick up a tasty meal!

Next, we will visit the Rock of Cashel which is one of Ireland's 7 Wonders! After a full day of exploring and sightseeing on the Cork and Blarney tour, we will get back on the bus and listen to traditional Irish music as we make our way back to Dublin.

Tour Itinerary

6:50am

The departure location for the Cork and Blarney day tour is outside the old stone church on Suffolk Street. Your fun-loving and knowledgeable tour guide will introduce you to your fellow travelling companies and then we will head down to the southern terrain of Ireland! Along our route, we will pass through the area referred to as "The Curragh" within the County Kildare. Because of the region's rich and grainy soil that drains easily, this area is the perfect stage for horse racing, breeding and training. Kildare is also home to the National Stud Farm as well as the beautiful Japanese Gardens.

8:45am

We will take a quick stop to stretch our legs and then continue our Cork and Blarney tour! We will pass alongside two separate mountain ranges during our scenic drive. The first is known as the "Knockmealdown Mountains" which has been made famous by the Irish folk song, "Kitty Borne O'Brien". The next range is called the "Galtee Mountains" and is Ireland's highest inland range.

10:30am

Blarney Castle is our next stop and you will not be disappointed by the number of things to see here! Make sure to see the famous Blarney Stone which bestows you with the "gift of gab"! In addition, take a stroll through the woodland walks and the 18th century Blarney manor.

12:30pm

Once we arrive in Cork, you will have approximately two hours to explore the city on your own. Grab lunch and visit the local shops! Some of the popular attractions in Cork include the English Market, the Gothic St. Finbars Cathedral, the Ford tractor Factory and the bells at St. Anne's Church which you can ring for a small fee.

3:30pm

After we are done exploring Cork, we head to one of Ireland's 7 Wonders - the Rock of Cashel! This is the final stop on our Cork and Blarney tour and you will have the chance to explore the Hall of Vicars, Cormack's Chapel, Celtic Cathedral, Round Tower and the surrounding fields that are full of preserved high crosses. Here, you will have the opportunity to see one of Ireland's oldest Romanesque wall paintings. This site is famous for being the seat of the King of Munster and because it dates back from before the Anglo-Norman conquerors reigned over the land.

4:45pm

We will hop back on the bus and head towards Dublin while we relax and listen to traditional Irish folk music.

7:30pm

We will arrive back to Dublin after a great day of sightseeing on the Cork and Blarney tour!

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Essential Tour Information

Departing Country: Ireland

Departing City: Dublin

Departing From: Departs Suffolk Street, outside the old stone church at 6:50 am daily

Languages: English

Duration: All Day

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