(What Farmers like to do when on holiday - look at more farms!)
As a Farmer's daughter, I know that when they go to another country, they like to learn about agriculture in another country and meet other farmers too. This tour provides this opportunity, close to Dublin city, and takes in a variety of farm types.
Firstly we visit Kilruddery, a fine estate close to sea level and the family seat of the Earls of Meath, complete with stately home and gardens. Then we visit my brother's sheep farm in the uplands, a former shooting lodge of a great estate and over 300 acres.
After this we head into Wicklow Mountains National Park to see the traditional method of sheep farming - grazing on the mountains. And I could organise a sheepdog demonstration for you en route - €10 per person
Ideally our day will take in a walk/hike and a visit to some of the beauty spots in Wicklow - all of the above can be discused/tweaked to suit you. The whole point of a Private Guide is that tours can be customized to suit you and this is something I feel strongly about - lets do what interests you!
We will visit a large lowland farm and an upland farm and go into the National Park to look at the mountains and the forestry. If you had a special interest (say a dairy farm or some specialist type of farm), I will do my utmost to find a suitable farm to visit. My brother is well connected in the farming community so I should be able to find chatty farmers to tell you about their way of life!
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I can collect you from your ship, your apartment in the city, your hotel in the city, or from the train station in Bray.
The train travels along the coast & is a great way to see more of the city, takes 40 minutes, and costs €5.
We will clarify the location in our messages between us and if you need directions, I will supply them.
End location: I will return you to your ship, hotel/accommodation, the city centre, or a restaurant of your choice. We can make a plan in the messages between us, or on the day - I am flexible, within reason!
Duration: 8 hours
Up to four people can be transported in a Mercedes E200 (2013)licensed limousine. If numbers are greater, transport will have to be hired at additional cost, to be confirmed before the tour is booked.
A private tour of Wicklow, looking at farms and where possible, meeting some farmers (if you would like). Transport for up to four people is provided in a Mercedes E200 licensed limousine. If the numbers are larger than this, a vehicle will have to be hired in and the price will vary depending on the time of the year and vehicle but this will be arranged before the tour is booked.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 Euro - Suggested budget for food & drink for the day
Any food and drink you purchase during the day and any gifts you purchase.
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This tour was fabulous and truly one of our families best tours in Ireland. Dairine is a wonderful guide and it was amazing to see the beautiful countryside. We even visited her families farm. Our family was on a cruise ship and docked in Dublin for two days. This private tour beats any bus or group tour by a long shot. We did 7 "Tours by Locals" while in the United Kingdom. Every tour was incredible and we will always use local tour guides when we travel in the future! Thanks Dairine