Browse the 12th Century Baltinglass Abbey
Visit a working Irish farm & see a sheep dog demonstration
Explore the Monastic site at Glendalough National Park
Take a photo among the picturesque views of Wicklow
Marvel at the beauty of “The Garden of Ireland”
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Live tour commentary in English
Visit to a working sheep farm & sheep dog demonstration
Know Before You Book
Infants & children are very welcome on our day tours
Check-in is 15 minutes before departure
What you can expect
Our day tour to Wicklow departs from Suffolk Street outside the Old stone church in Dublin. We begin our journey southwards, travelling up past the Blessington lakes.Our first stop is Baltinglass where you will have half an hour to grab a coffee and have a good browse around the 12 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 alternative round and square pillars. Explore the ruins and discover some intricate carvings.
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 practises of sheep farming to organic vegetable growing. The highlight of this stop is a sheepdog exhibition where farmer Ed will coral the sheep with his trusty border collies. We are the only tour company that introduces you to the real working and living side of Wicklow!
After a scenic rural drive we stop off in the Glenmalure Valley at the Glenmalure Lodge for lunch. You couldn’t have lunch in a more perfect setting. (Lunch is not included)
We then visit 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 via 10th/ 11th Century monastic site perched between the hills. Explore the monastic site and take in your surroundings and let your spirit run free. Here you get 1.5 hours to discover the area, before we continue our journey.
After departing Glendalough you will travel over the Wicklow gap and sample the incredible views across the pristine Wicklow mountains. The road through the gap is one of the highest roads in Ireland and the climb was featured in the 1998 Tour De France when the 85th edition of the race visited the emerald isle.
We arrive back in Dublin’s fair city at around 5:30 pm.