Midlands of Ireland - Private Day Tour Through County Offaly

Tour Number

Activity Level

550787


Categories

Museums / Culture, Local Experience, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 5

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

In the heart of Ireland, Offaly offers lots of intersting sites for the visitor to see.


A tour through the heart of Ireland uncovers many unexpected views and historic gems.

Discover the secrets of a famous Irish whiskey through the guided tours in the refurbished bonded warehouse at Tullamore D. E. W. Whiskey Distillery.

Explore the monastic ruins at Clonmacnoise where St. Ciaran established his church in the 6th century. Located on the banks of the River Shannon it is now home to three high crosses, a cathedral, seven churches and two round towers.

Relax in the picturesque heritage town of Birr among tree-lined malls and avenues of elegant houses dating from the 1800s. (An optional visit to Birr Castle & Gardens, home of the Parsons family - the Earls of Rosse - for fourteen generations).

A scenic drive through The Slieve Bloom Mountains on the borders of Laois and Offaly will take you through unspoilt and uncongested roads - a treat for all nature lovers.

This is an 8-hour day trip.

Itinerary

Pick-up at 9am in County Laois or a nearby location of your choosing.

Tullamore Dew Whiskey Distillery - a guided tour explains the process of producing this famous whiskey and learn about the history of this fabulous site.

Clonmacnoise Monastic Site - drive across County Offaly to the banks of The River Shannon - Ireland's longest river - and walk in the footsteps of St. Ciaran and his followers who established their place of worship here. .

Lunch in an excellent rustic pub nearby in Shannonbridge.

30 minutes further south is the heritage town of Birr. Learn of its history and of the influential Parson Family who still live at Birr Castle (optional tour of the castle and gardens if you wish).

Return to your pickup point via the scenic Slieve Bloom Mountains and arrive at your accommodation at 5pm approx.

This is an 8-hour day trip.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection

Duration: 8 hours

Tour start time is 9:00am but this can be changed if required.

Transportation

Mercedes Viano (mini-van), spacious with air-conditioning.

5 passengers.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Other: Mercedes Viano (mini-van), spacious with air-conditioning.

Fully qualified guide (as approved by Irish Tourism Board)

All driver expenses including parking, fuel, tolls, etc.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

35 Euro - Light lunch, tea/coffee, souvenirs and admission fee - approximate cost.

Tullamore DEW Admission Fee: Adult €16
Clonmacnoise Admission Fee: Adult €8

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: - Entrance fees

Private tour guide Don

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