Category Archives: Half day tours from Dublin

Visiting Dublin for a short time why not book one of our public half day tours or indeed book a private half day tour to some of the most spectacular heritage sites close to Dublin. These day tours last approx. 4 – 5 hours and will allow you to return to Dublin city early. At Day Tours Unplugged we can tailor a tour to suite your needs.

Glendalough Wicklow day tour

Glendalough is in the heart of county Wicklow, this beautiful green valley, with two shimmering glacial lakes nestled between lush, sloping mountains and noisy waterfalls. It’s name derives from the Irish (Gaelic) Gleann Dá Locha, meaning “valley of the two … Continue reading

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Glendalough and Saint Kevin County Wicklow

St Kevin’s journey started at such a place, called Hollywood. It’s still there, a perfectly lovely little village. Some time in the early 7th century he set out barefoot. As the heather turned to rocks and foul weather set in, … Continue reading

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Private Half Day tour to Newgrange from Dublin with one of our expert guides

Newgrange Tour Newgrange, in the Boyne Valley, Co. Meath, is Ireland’s best-known prehistoric monument, and is arguably Europe’s finest example of a megalithic passage grave. Built around 3200 BC (according to the most reliable Carbon 14 dating technique carried out … Continue reading

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Malahide Castle and coastal tour from Dublin

ImageWicklow Mountains & Glendalough in all its picturesque beauty is know as the Garden of Ireland. With scenic coastline, soaring mountains and peaceful forests, rich in ancient history. Glendalough is one of the most famous Monastic settlements in all of Ireland. Located in a spectacular green valley, with two shimmering glacial lakes nestled between lush, sloping mountains and spectacular waterfalls. Its stunning landscape and remote location deep within the Wicklow Mountains National park is perhaps the reason Saint Kevin established his famous settlement around 700AD. This is a magical site; it is an area of outstanding natural beauty, with wonderful historic buildings, which include the most spectacular round tower in all of Ireland.  The combination of its ancient history, and evocative setting means that there’s plenty to see here. Your Wicklow day tour includes all entrance fees and a fully guided walking tour of the many historic buildings; you will have free time to enjoy a walk through this ancient valley to its famous glacial lakes. County Wicklow has featured in many blockbuster movies that include Brave Heart, Michael Collins, and Excalibur, PS I Love You, enjoy the spectacular locations as we travel through the Garden of Ireland.

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Malahide Castle Gardens & Coastal tour book your seat now visit one of the oldest castles in Ireland, set on 260 acres; this magnificent & historic 12th century castle has been home to the Talbot family for over 800 years. Join us on a fantastic full day or half-day tour from Dublin. Malahide Castle is furnished with antiques from the era and an extensive collection of Irish portrait paintings, mainly from the National Gallery of Ireland. This day tour is one of the top things to do in Dublin. Your excursion includes a fully guided tour of this historic Castle, and its Gardens that were created by Lord Milo Talbot. The world renowned Talbot Botanic Gardens is the most important plant collection of its type in the British Isles after Kew Gardens in London with over 5000 species in its collection. Your ticket includes all entrance fees.

Why not visit the Avoca Hand weaver’s outlet, a new addition to the courtyard at Malahide Castle. Experience wonderful delights from the new café, or simply browse amongst the world famous textiles & gifts, there is something to suit all budgets and tastes.

ImageDublin Bay for centuries shipping was experiencing great difficulty entering Dublin Bay. In 1801 Capt. William Bligh, of Mutiny on the Bounty fame, was commissioned to solve this situation.

Bligh was a skilled cartographer and produced a detailed report together with a beautifully executed map. In 1818 work commenced on the building of a new pier that extended some 3,200 yards into the sea from Dollymount to reach the island. The stone used in the construction was ferried across Dublin Bay by barge from Dalkey. As a direct result of this Bligh’s intervention we now have in Dublin Bay a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve as sediment has moved and created a unique area of natural beauty, it is thought that some 40,000 birds, of many species, winter on the island. Many of these birds migrate here from the Arctic in early November and remain here until April

James Joyce set much of the action in his novel Ulysses round Dublin bay, from the Forty Foot bathing place in which the character Buck Mulligan washed on Bloomsday morning to Howth, where Leopold Bloom made love to his wife Molly under the rhododendrons.

Day tours unplugged; provides you with a unique opportunity, you choose whichever option suites you! Book a full day tour to include the very best of Wicklow Glendalough plus a visit to Malahide castle. Or just choose either Wicklow Glendalough or Malahide Castle and Coastal tour. The half-day option offers you the flexibility to maximize your time in Dublin on a short visit to Ireland. Make the right choice book your day tours from Dublin with an award winning, approved Irish tour company.

 

 

 

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Private Half day tours to Powerscourt House and Gardens from Dublin

Powerscourt Gardens and Waterfall Nestled in the Wicklow Mountains near the village of Enniskerry is perhaps the most beautiful garden in all of County Wicklow, at the Estate of Powerscourt. The breathtaking mountain setting combines with a formal landscape to … Continue reading

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