3-Day Tour of Southern Ireland from Dublin: Visit Galway, Ireland’s cultural capital and festival city

Short on time but want a massive fix of Irishness? This trip should do the trick! Be blown away by the dizzying heights of the Cliffs of Moher while fairies and leprechauns wait to be found in the lunar landscape of the Burren. Dangle upside down from the Blarney Castle in hope of getting the “gift of the gab” and experience a real Irish disco in the party town of Killarney. Lose yourself on the Dingle Peninsula with its beaches and rugged coastline, then jig the night away in Ennis, renowned for its traditional music.

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Highlights
Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Breakfast included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Led by a local guide
Day 1: Dunlin to Killarney- Tour starts 8.30am. Leave the city and head south west into the lush green Irish countryside. Pass the River Liffey on the way to the imposing Rock of Cashel, once the seat of the Kings of Munster. Through the Golden Vale to Blarney Castle in the rebel county of Cork. Now’s your chance to give the stone a big juicy smacker to get the legendary ‘gift of the gab’. You will now realize your guide has kissed the stone many, many times. Tonight is in the party town of Killarney.

Day 2: Killarney to Ennis- Today it’s all about breathtaking scenery and adventure. Spend the day exploring the dramatic Dingle Peninsula and you will be taken to the edge of the ancient world. Stop at the stunning Coumeennole Beach then on through Tralee into County Clare. Spend the night in Ennis where the pubs are filled with locals playing traditional Irish music. (B)

Day 3: Ennis to Dublin- Today brave the heights and soak up the dramatic views at the Cliffs of Moher that tower high above the wild Atlantic Ocean. Afterwards, explore the weird and magical world of the Burren, Ireland’s lunar landscape and home to fairies and leprechauns! Visit Galway, Ireland’s cultural capital and festival city before returning to Dublin at approximately 5.30pm. (B)

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Dublin Shore Excursion: Dublin and Glendalough: includes a panoramic tour of Wicklow Mountains

You will be collected in style by a luxury coach from the cruise ship terminal in Dublin where your driver for the day will be waiting for you to begin your tour. The day includes a panoramic tour of Dublin and a tour of the Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough. You will tour with a professional driver and guide, in excellent vehicles and with small numbers.

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Highlights
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Excellent value for money
Your guide will be waiting for you at the Dublin cruise terminal, ready for you to begin your marvelous journey. The tour begins by enjoying a drive through the garden of Ireland – Co. Wicklow. With its rolling hills, babbling brooks, and romantic glens one can easily understand how this landscape was a highlight and feature of both Hollywood blockbusters “P.S. I love you” and “Braveheart”. From here, it is onward to Glendalough, made famous by St. Kevin’s monastery, which dates back to the 6th century. The monastic site has Ireland’s finest example of a round tower and you can even try and touch your hands around St. Kevin’s cross. Legend has it that if successful, you will be married within a year.

As you return from Glendalough to the city you will pass by some of Wicklow’s finest mountains where you will have a chance to sample magnificent lakes and rolling turf hills, commonly used as a source of energy in historic Ireland.

After lunch (own expense), or a refreshment stop if your departure has been later, you will be inspired by the sites of Dublin’s fair city. Highlights of Dublin include O’Connell Street, the Ha’Penny bridge, the Temple Bar, Molly Malone statue, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Christchurch Cathedral, Trinity College, and of course time to enjoy some shopping on Grafton Street – home to all the finest traditional luxury stores.

If your ship is departing slightly earlier, the schedule will be adjusted as necessary and get you back in ample time for departure.

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Bringing the children to Dublin but not sure what’s on offer?

Here’s our handy guide to the city’s best daytrips and attractions positively bursting with kids appeal.

A hop-on hop-off open top bus tour is a great way to get your bearings. Grab a top deck pew and choose which of the many en route attractions you want to explore. Tickets are valid 24hrs so you can return the next day to complete the tour. Combine this with a Dublin Pass and get free entry into thirty attractions.

Make the most of your bus ticket and Dublin Pass with a trip to the magnificent expanse of Phoenix Park. Watch deer saunter leisurely by as you enjoy a picnic on the lawns, then head to Dublin Zoo for a train ride through the African Plains and the wonders of every continent.

Back in the city centre, junior warriors get to wear Viking hats and roar at passers-by as they ride through the streets – and into the water – on a Viking Splash Tour amphibious DUK. Afterwards, stay in Viking mode with a visit to Dublinia and see how locals lived in medieval times.

The ARK Cultural Centre for Children in Temple Bar is the first of its kind in Europe and a truly delightful arts experience for ages 3-14.

Junior culture vultures should also head to the Lambert Puppet Theatre in Dun Laoghaire and catch a Saturday afternoon performance.

And little minds are positively encouraged to run wild at Imaginosity – Ireland’s first and only interactive museum for children. In two hours young einsteins can explore every nook and cranny of this jam-packed creative space five minute’s walk from the Stillorgan LUAS stop.

North on the DART at Malahide you’ll find Tara’s Palace – a 1/12 scale doll’s house modelled on three 18h Century Irish mansions. More doll’s houses and antique toys are also on display at this unique museum beside Malahide Castle.

And, if your toy becomes ill or injured during its Dublin visit, then head to The Doll Store – the city’s only doll’s hospital and teddy bear clinic. The shop also stocks everything you’ll ever need to build your own dolls house.

Fit families up for a good day’s walking can choose from several outdoor options. Take the DART to Howth early in the morning and watch the fishermen unload their wares. Then walk up Howth Head or rent a bike and cycle around this pretty village.

Or visit Bray and climb Bray Head for stunning views over the city. Follow your expedition with an afternoon of fun at the seafront amusement arcade or National Sealife Centre.

Further afield, the 145 bus whisks you to Wicklow’s Sugar Loaf for an invigorating hike – remember to dress appropriately and bring drinks and snacks.

Or, for a hassle-free alternative, take the scenic St. Kevin’s Bus Service to Glendalough where you can enjoy an abundance of lakeside walks and historical monuments.

Beach babes should grab their bucket and spades and head to the northside’s Donobate and Malahide Beaches or southside’s Sandymount Strand and, further afield, Wicklow’s Blue Flag beach at Brittas Bay.

The wonderful Airfield Trust, with its farm, formal gardens, car museum, summer camps and café, is a one-stop day out for the whole family. And, if you crave some retail therapy, head to nearby Dundrum Town Centre which was voted Best Family Shopping Centre of the Year and has a drop-in crèche.

Finally, the National Aquatic Centre’s water roller coasters, flumes and wave pool make Europe’s largest leisurepark a great family day out in any weather. Splash out and kick up your heels while younger swimmers maraud on the pirate ship.

Don’t forget to check out our Parks listings for more summer suggestions. And, most of all , enjoy… and remember the sun cream especially for the little ones.


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Maple Hotel – Stay in the Heart of Dublin

The Maple Hotel is on Gardiner Street in the heart of central Dublin, a 5 minute walk from central O’Connell Street. It provides bright rooms with private bathrooms and TVs.

Beds have continental quilts and the spacious rooms each have telephones and tea/coffee making facilities. Each room also offers a private bathroom with complimentary toiletries.

The bustling Temple Bar, Dublin’s premier restaurant and pub district is just a 15-minute walk from the Maple. Croke Park, Dublin Castle and Trinity College are all within a 10-minute walk.

The Maple Hotel has easy access to public transportation with Heuston Train Station just 3.2 km away. Dublin Airport is also within easy reach and is a short 10-minute drive from the hotel.

This is our guests’ favorite part of Dublin, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8 for a two-person trip.

Facilities available:
– Free WiFi
– Non-Smoking Rooms

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Luxury Rental Dublin South Lotts Road – Top Location – Highly rated by recent guests

Luxury Rental Dublin South Lotts Road offers accommodations in Dublin, 400 m from Grand Canal and 501 m from Aviva Stadium.

The kitchen has a dishwasher, an oven and a microwave, as well as a kettle. A TV is available.

3Arena is 1 km from Luxury Rentals South Lotts Road, and RDS is 1.1 km away. The nearest airport is Dublin Airport, 9.7 km from Luxury Rental Dublin South Lotts Road.

This property is also rated for the best value in Dublin! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city.

Facilities available:
– Free WiFi
– Family Rooms

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ABC House B&B – Good value for couples!

Near central Dublin, ABC guesthouse provides budget accommodations, free private parking and free Wi-Fi. There is good access to highway M1.

A red-brick Victorian house, ABC is on the direct bus route from Dublin Airport to central Dublin. All buses stop outside the house.

Each room at ABC House B&B has a TV and tea/coffee facilities. An Irish breakfast is provided by the guesthouse.

Within walking distance of the Botanical Gardens, ABC House B&B is close to Croke Park and the O2 Arena. Five restaurants, including the award-winning Cheese Pantry, are only a 3 minute walk away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8 for a two-person trip.

This property is also rated for the best value in Dublin! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city.

Facilities available:
– Free Parking
– Free WiFi
– Non-Smoking Rooms

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2-Day 2-Day Northern Ireland Tour from Dublin – Included is the Titanic Experience Visitor Center from Dublin – Included is the Titanic Experience Visitor Center

The North of Ireland is now a must-see for any traveler arriving in Ireland. This tour enables you to focus on Northern Ireland, the little corner of our motherland so present in world headlines since 1969 but now experiencing a new dawn after an end to the 30 years of political-violence. Included is the Titanic Experience Visitor Center.

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Highlights
Excellent value for money
Breakfast included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Day 1: Dublin – Belfast
Depart Dublin with your fantastic Irish guide. The first stop are the haunting ruins of Monasterboice. See a real 10th century round tower and learn how the Irish ancestors took refuge from the Vikings. Touch the most beautiful Celtic crosses in Ireland, hand-carved by monks in the 9th century. Arrive in lovely Belfast where you visit the Titanic Experience. Use the free time to enjoy lunch and shopping in Belfast bustling downtown area (own expense). Excellent shopping opportunities as the prices are much lower than Dublin! It is also recommend to visit the Crown Liquor Saloon, Grand Opera House, Botanical Gardens, City Hall, Queen’s University, and Belfast’s own leaning tower – Albert Clock. Overnight accommodation in Belfast’s historic city location.

Day 2: Belfast – Giant’s Causeway – Dublin
Depart Belfast at 10am, drive through the beautiful County Antrim that takes you to the North Coast of Ulster. The first stop shall be the Dark Hedges, and the enchanting town of Ballintoy, which is home to the famed Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and also known as the set of the popular TV series ‘Game of Thrones’. Enjoy the mesmerizing views of Scotland and take the exhilarating rope bridge to Carrick-a-Rede island and enjoy a truly clifftop experience (optional). This 30-meter deep and 20-meter wide chasm is traversed by a rope bridge, build by salmon fishermen. Since the 18th century The Giant’s Causeway has often been described as ‘The Eighth Wonder Of The World’ and once you have visited the site you will quickly see why. Visit to the center offers you their unique audio guides with earphones which tells the story of the rock formations as you stand on them. After a magical site like the Giant’s Causeway it is hard to believe you can see something as exciting. The final stop is Dunluce Castle which to this day still arouses curiosity.

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Inn on the Liffey Guesthouse – the Heart of Dublin.

In the heart of vibrant Dublin, Inn on the Liffey Guesthouse is a bed and breakfast featuring free Wi-Fi and easy access to Dublin’s nightlife.

Each room at the Inn on the Liffey features a private bathroom with free toiletries, a TV with satellite channels, and tea/coffee-making facilities. The property also includes a self-catering one-bedroom apartment with a full kitchen, a large dining and living area, and a furnished patio.

A hearty breakfast is served daily in the spacious dining room. It includes a full Irish breakfast as well as vegetarian options.

St Patrick’s Cathedral is a 10-minute walk away and the Guinnes Storehouse is a kilometer from the property. Temple Bar is a 5-minute walk away. The popular shopping areas of O’Connell Street and Grafton Street are a 10-minute walk from the Inn of the Liffey.

This is our guests’ favorite part of Dublin, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9 for a two-person trip.

Facilities available:
– Free WiFi
– Non-Smoking Rooms
– Pet Friendly

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Ellis Quay Apartments by theKeyCollection – One of our best sellers in Dublin!

Ellis Quay Apartments by theKeyCollection offers accommodations in Dublin. Jameson Distillery is 300 m from the property.

The accommodation is fitted with a TV. There is also a kitchenette, equipped with an oven. Towels are available.

Guinness Storehouse is 600 m from Ellis Quay, and Dublin Castle is 1.1 km away. The nearest airport is Dublin Airport, 9.7 km from Ellis Quay Apartments by theKeyCollection.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9 for a two-person trip.

This property is also rated for the best value in Dublin! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city.

Facilities available:
– Free WiFi
– Family Rooms
– Non-Smoking Rooms

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Pembroke Street Apartments – Stay in the Heart of Dublin

Featuring free WiFi, Pembroke Street Apartments is located in Dublin, just 501 m from St. Stephen’s Green. Leinster House is 600 m from the property.

All units include a flat-screen TV. An oven and microwave are also provided, as well as a kettle. Some units also have a kitchen, equipped with a toaster, a refrigerator, and a stovetop. Towels are featured.

National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology is 600 m from Pembroke Street Apartments, and The Little Museum of Dublin is 600 m away. The nearest airport is Dublin Airport, 9.7 km from the property.

This is our guests’ favorite part of Dublin, according to independent reviews.

This property also has one of the top-rated locations in Dublin! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area.

Facilities available:
– Free WiFi
– Non-Smoking Rooms

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