This 1 day tour takes us from Dublin up the mountains past the Sugar Loaf Mountain, crossing over Sally Gap mountain pass and into the village of Roundwood.

From here we head to Glendalough Monastic site and then on to Hollywood and Kilkenny Castle.

We stop off in Kilkenny City for a bit of light shopping and sightseeing.

Tour Details

This tour is in English

Entrance tickets to attraction are purchased separately



Pick-Up Point


Roundwood is located in the Wicklow Mountains. At 238 metres above sea level, Roundwood is one of the highest villages in Ireland.

Vartry Reservoir Lakes (reservoirs built in the 1860s) are close by.

Roundwood has a close association with two former Presidents of Ireland, Seán T. O'Kelly who lived locally, and Erskine Hamilton Childers, who, with other family members, is buried in Derrylossary Anglican churchyard near the village.

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For thousands of years people have been drawn to ‘the valley of the two lakes‘ for its spectacular scenery, rich history, archaeology and abundant wildlife. Glendalough is a remarkable place that will still your mind, inspire your heart and fill your soul.

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Hollywood is a pleasant village at the end of the Wicklow Gap road. It has a long association with St. Kevin’s of Glendalough and many pilgrims passed here on the their way to the monastic settlement, until the practice ceased in early 1900’s. 

Hollywood in County Wicklow is believed to have given its name to the California Hollywood and was the set of many blockbusters such as “Dancing at Lughnasa!” with Meryl Streep, or “Michael Collins” with Liam Neeson and Julia Roberts.

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Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny Castle is a castle in Kilkenny, Ireland built in 1195 to control a fording-point of the River Nore and the junction of several routeways. It was a symbol of Norman occupation and in its original thirteenth-century condition it would have formed an important element of the defences of the town with four large circular corner towers and a massive ditch, part of which can still be seen today on the Parade.

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What's Included

Pick-Up from your preferred location

Comfortable and Exclusive Private Transport for you and your guests

Lunch Stop in Roundwood Village at the Coach House

Entrance to Glendalough Monastic site and surround areas.

What's Not Included


Entrance ticket to Glenadalough Visitor Centre

Entrance ticket to Kilkenny Castle


Why Choose This Tour

This tour takes you through County Wicklow, also known as the Garden of Ireland due to its rolling green countryside, mountains and valleys.

We take in one of the highest villages in the country, with 1 pub for every 250 residents.

Following on we visit Glendalough, Hollywood and Kilkenny Castle before heading back to Dublin in comfort and style.

Kilkenny Castle


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