Your Private Shore Tour departs from your ship at a time that suits you, first heading through Ireland's Ancient East towards Glendalough.
Spend the morning visiting the monastic site of Glendalough. This site dates back to 600 AD and it played an important role in reintroducing Christianity after the Dark Ages. St. Kevin founded his monastery and round tower here. This later developed into Ireland's most important Monastic city.
Next stop is Kilkenny which was once the Medieval capital of Ireland also known as the Marble city due to the abundance of marble found in the area. You'll have plenty of time to wander the Medieval Mile which links Kilkenny Castle to St. Canices Cathedral. Explore the gardens of the famed Norman Castle or maybe take a tour of the castle's magnificent interior.
The town had lots of narrow slipways, historic landmarks, cheerful pubs and bright-coloured shop fronts. So you can relax, enjoy lunch and maybe try a pint of Kilkenny in Kilkenny.
This brings your Irish adventure to an end as we travel through County Kildare back to Dublin back to your ship after a great day full of memories.
Kilkenny is a beautiful medieval town in Ireland's Ancient East. The majestic Kilkenny Castle was built in 1195 by the Normans. Kilkenny is known for many things like its majestic creeper-clad castle, the bustling crafts industry and cobbled lanes it has 1,000 years of history.
Kilkenny is big on architectural magnificence. Stroll around the colourful streets and you’ll come across the 6th-century St Canice’s Round Tower, the 16th-century Shea Alms House, and Kilkenny’s City Hall.
St. Kevin was born around 498 AD he was said to have been of noble birth. Once he was ordained as a Bishop he moved to Glendalough and lived in a bronze age Tomb know as St. Kevin's Bed which can still be seen today.
St. Kevin’s fame as a teacher and holy man quickly spread throughout Ireland. The monastic settlement at Glendalough soon grew to become one of the great spiritual centres of Christianity in Ireland that flourished for thousands of years after St. Kevin’s death.
We'll drive through the breathtaking Wicklow mountain on our journey to Kilkenny. The views are spectacular with Ireland's 40 shades of green stretching as far as the eye can see.
Absorb the rolling Irish countryside, the rugged peaks, steep valleys and dramatic mountains.