Motor Tour of Blarney Castle & Woollen Mills and Kinsale Tour from Killarney
Blarney Castle is situated 8 km from Cork City and this historic castle is famous for The Blarney Stone which gives one the gift of eloquence on those who kiss it. The Stone is set into the Castle wall below the battlements and is accessed by a winding stairway from the bottom to the top where you can view the beautiful Irish countryside. The Gardens surround the Castle and include the Rock Close Gardens, The Bog Garden, The Poison Garden among many others. A visit to Blarney Woollen Mills will then follow for a little retail therapy or a welcome cup of coffee or lunch in the Restaurant.
The tour will go to the tourist town of Kinsale where you will view the historical Charles Fort which overlooks Kinsale and built to protect the town against invasions such as the Spanish Armada in 1601. You can then stroll through Kinsale's narrow streets and browse through it's numerous art and craft shops, bookshops, & restaurants, and perhaps enjoy a relaxing drink in one of the local pubs
9. 00am Collection from B&B or Hotel Accommodation in Killarney
10. 00am Arrival at Blarney Castle
12. 00pm Visit to Blarney Woollen Mills
1. 00pm Depart for Kinsale
2. 00pm Arrive at Charles Fort Kinsale
2. 30pm Visit Kinsale town, historical sites, art galleries,
Ringfinnan Memorial Park
5. 00pm Depart for Killarney
6. 00pm Arrive at B&B or Hotel Accommodation in Killarney
* For larger groups I can hire a mini-coach or bus with driver that will accommodate up to 50 people. Contact me for a quote based on your numbers.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Collection from B&B or Hotel Accommodation in Killarney
End location: Return to B&B or Hotel Accommodation in Killarney
Duration: 8 hours
Luxury Mercedes Benz E Class Touring Car
All transport costs such as vehicle and fuel, professional driver, private tour guiding services, all administration, tour planning, and insurance.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 Euro - Admission charges
Lunch & Admission charges to attractions
Admission charges to Blarney Castle - €18 Euro cash admission, €14 cash admission charge for Seniors.
I am not restricted access to any Historical or Heritage sites in Kerry. However, State owned properties such as Muckross House and Ross Castle provide their own guides of the interior of the buildings and you must honour and respect these regulations.
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We are SO glad we booked Mary with Tours by Locals for our Blarney Castle & more tour. She was gracious, knowledgeable and interesting, making Irish history come alive for us. I highly recommend this tour.