A very grand house with a fascinating history! And the medieval city of Kilkenny.

Tour Number

Activity Level

227025


Categories

Shore Excursion, Nature and Wildlife, Local Experience, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
If the wheel chair folds up and can be stowed in the boot (trunk to US visitors!) and the client accepts that some of the places we visit will not be fully accessible, we can do this visit. You must be able to get in and out of a car and to walk a short distance.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

A large country house & estate together with Ireland's smallest city - a great day out!


This is a full day - a visit to Kilkenny, Ireland's medieval city, and a city full of churches, castles, inns and centuries of history. Kilkenny is located about 90 minutes drive from Dublin and has one of the finest castles in Ireland.
Following a tour of Kilkenny, we will head further south, to the fascinating Quaker town of Portlaw, laid out by the Malcomson family for workers in their cotton mills - it is unique in Ireland.
We are heading to Curraghmore House, home to the 9th Marquis of Waterford, and a wonderful place to visit as it is still a family home with original contents, and the former butler to the 8th Marquis can be your guide here! Here you will really get a feel for life in a "big house", enjoy a walk around the gardens and see the unique Shell House. Curraghmore House only recently opened to the public and I rate it as one of the most interesting places you can visit, if built heritage and social history is your interest.

Itinerary

Pickup at your hotel/mutually agreed location
Travel to Kilkenny - approx 90 mins from city centre
Visit to Kilkenny and a guided walk through the city.
Travel to Portlaw town in Co Waterford - about an hour from Kilkenny.
Visit to Curraghmore House, gardens and Shell House, aiming for the 2 pm tour.
Return to Dublin - at least two hours, but on a more direct route.
Timings are approximate and you will not be rushed. . .

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: The meeting location will be agreed between us - probably your hotel

End location: I will leave you back at your hotel unless you specify otherwise.

Duration: 10 hours

Starting times to be agreed with client - open to discussion!

Transportation

We will travel in a Mercedes E200, (2013) driven by your Guide. This seats five adults and is a licensed limousine. Should you require a larger vehicle, I can quote for this.

What’s Included

Other: Transport, with all parking fees and tolls included, is provided in a licensed limousine for up to four passengers. If a larger vehicle is required, I can get a quote for this. The services of a private fully badged Guide are included.
Kilkenny is approximately 90 minutes from Dublin City and Curraghmore House is another hour from Kilkenny.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

40 Euro - Admission to Curraghmore estate is €15 per person and snacks/lunch should be budgeted for.
Admission to Kilkenny Castle is €8 per person.

What’s Extra

Other: Nothing!

Private tour guide Dairine

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