Extreme Ireland - Cork & Blarney
Activity Type: Coachtour, Sightseeing
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday
Arrival Time: tours depart 6:50am (Pick-up time), arrival 15min prior to departure, Drop Off 7:00pm (Approx)
Departure Location: Old Stone Church, Suffolk St.
Minimum required: 5 people
Languages Available: English
You depart early morning from Dublin heading south through the County Kildare which is horse
breeding country and home to Saint Brigit - one of Ireland’s 3 major saints , with sweeping views of
the Galtee mountains - Ireland’s highest inland mountains- and rolling hills along the way.
Blarney Castle, built by the McCarthy clan over 600 years ago, still retains its old world charm with
its towers, battlements and gated entrance built on a rocky outcrop. Kiss the Blarney stone, situated
on the parapets of the castle, to gain the gift of eloquence - that is the ability to persuade people
and being able to talk yourself out of trouble… Discovery Travel Channel lists kissing the Blarney
Stone amongst its 99 things to do before you die! Rock close is a magical garden filled with
enchanting druidic rock formations, water features and exotic plants. The grand Scottish baronial
style Blarney House is reflects a bygone era of wealth and statesmanship.
Cork city is a cosmopolitan city with a young population. Maybe have some lunch at the English
Market (now with a very international flavour), go marvel at the Gothic St. Finbar's Cathedral, or ring
the bells of Shandon at St. Anne's church for a small fee. Cork is home to Murphy's Ale and the Ford
The Rock of Cashel is a multi-period monastic site, which was a fortress before it became the seat of
the bishop of the diocese of Cashel, and venue where the historical Synod of Cashel was held. Visit
the Great Cathedral, the Hall of Vicars Choral, Cormack's Chapel (with one of Ireland's best
preserved Irish frescoes and Romanesque architecture) and a Round tower, all perched on a solid
rock ringed by a curtain wall- most of it dating back from before the Cambro-Norman conquerors
came to Ireland in the late 12th Century.
06:50 Depart Dublin from outside the old stone church in Suffolk Street.
10:30 After driving through some lush countryside you’ll arrive at Blarney Castle.
12:30 Arrive at Cork City and have 2hrs to explore Ireland’s second capital.
15:30 Arrive at The Rock Of Cashel.
16:45 Now it’s time to make our way back to Dublin.
19:00 Arrive Dublin.