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  • Title: Walking Holiday | Walking the Wicklow Way
    Descriptive info: .. Tel:.. +353 1 2817027.. eMail:.. sean@walkingthewicklowway.. ie.. Walking The Wicklow Way.. Self-Guided Walk the Wicklow Way.. 3 Day Self-Guided Walking Tour.. 4 Day Self-Guided Walking Tour.. 5 Day Self-Guided Walking Tour.. 6 Day Self-Guided Walking Tour.. 5 Day Guided Walking Tour.. 7 Day Guided Walking/Sightseeing.. Walking in Ireland.. more tours coming soon.. SPECIAL OFFERS.. Welcome.. For the perfect walking holiday in Ireland join Sean Byrne at Lough Dan House for guided walks along the Wicklow Way.. Five generations of the Byrne family have lived on the Wicklow Way, so Sean knows the area well, with many a story to tell.. Stay at.. Lough Dan House, an award-winning bed breakfast.. , where the welcome is warm and the craic is mighty.. Lough Dan House is the perfect base for your walking holiday in Ireland.. Your accommodation is of the highest standard, located 300 metres up in the Wicklow mountains enjoying spectacular views of nature, lakes and landscapes.. Laundry and drying room is always available.. Delicious home-cooked meals served each evening at a  ...   the rich nature and heritage, flora and fauna, and unique habitats.. You will learn the folklore of the area, listen to stories of people and characters that lived here and indeed still live here.. A hiking vacation in Ireland for 3 to 10 days on the Wicklow Way and other remote paths in the uplands is the perfect way to really discover Ireland.. You are away from the crowds and busy places.. The people you meet have time to greet you with a friendly word.. Enjoy the solitude and appreciate the nature and the beauty of the landscape.. What's included in All Walking Tours:.. Bed and Breakfast.. Packed Lunches.. Four Course Evening Meals.. Laundry and Drying Facilities.. Transport from arrivals at Dublin Airport or City to your accommodation.. Transport to and from your walks daily and for social evenings.. Your return to Dublin City or Airport.. Most Walks Available All Year.. ©.. -.. Wicklow Way Walking Tours.. The Beauty of Wicklow.. |.. Guided Walking Holidays.. Self-Guided Walking Holidays.. Accommodation.. Transfers.. Directions.. Home.. Contact..

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  • Title: Self-Guided Walking Tour Wicklow
    Descriptive info: Self-Guided Walking Holiday - The Entire Wicklow Way.. The Island of Ireland is a Mosaic of many different landscape types, including Mountain and upland regions, the most fertile farmland in the world, raised bogs, diverse forests, open moorland, 6 National parks, many lakes, rivers and waterfalls deep valleys and rugged cliffs.. Co.. Wicklow is a microcosm of the rest of Ireland the most spectacular, just south of Dublin, which despite its proximity to the capital contains many kilometres of wonderfully unspoilt mountain trails of which The Wicklow Way is the best known.. In fact the Wicklow Way was the first way marked trail in Ireland having been formally established in 1980.. The Wicklow Way is now part of a network of long-distance self-guided walking trails, throughout Ireland.. The Wicklow Way combines easy accessibility with a wide variety of scenic experiences, some of them in truly remote upland areas.. They include mountains, upland lakes, steep-sided glacial valleys, fast flowing mountain streams, forests and farmland.. The Wicklow Way route is now the most westerly section of the E8 footpath which extends across much of Europe.. The Wicklow Way begins in Dublin's southern suburb of Rathfarnham and travels in a south-south-westerly direction across the Dublin and Wicklow uplands, then through the rolling hill country of southwest County Wicklow to finish in the small, County Carlow village of Clonegal 127 kilometres later.. A combination of suburban parkland, forest trails, wild and scenic mountain landscape and finally rolling countryside offers a wonderfully varied, 6 to 10 day experience for a hill-walker of average fitness.. En route the Wicklow Way passes mountain lakes, ruined buildings - stark reminders of previous widespread human habitation - occasional memorials to historic events of past centuries and extensive remains of the early Christian monastic settlement in the beautiful Glendalough valley.. Anyone setting out to walk a long distance trail such as the Wicklow Way is embarking on a serious test of physical endurance and requires very careful and detailed planning.. Our Wicklow way walking holiday takes care of all necessary details and planning, including airport transfers, pick up and drop off each day, full board accommodation and all meals to make this a most enjoyable experience and can be spread over 6 to 10 days, the following itinerary completes the walk in 7 walking days with an average of 12 miles or 18km per day.. Itinerary.. Marley Park to Cuttlestown.. Distance: 21km | Ascent: 600m | Time: 7hrs.. We drive you to Marley Park; the Wicklow Way begins at the car park adjacent to Marley House, with its courtyard of interesting craft workshops and a coffee shop.. The trail wanders through the delightful surroundings of this fine suburban public park, before passing under the M50 motorway to begin the walk's first ascent southwards towards the Dublin and Wicklow mountains and the first of several forest vistas.. Passing Kilmashogue, Fairy Castle (536m), Two Rock and Tibradden mountains the trail descends to reach the Glencullen road at Ballybrack after 9 km, the route then turns south to cross the Glencullen River.. The hike then begins the ascent towards Prince William's Seat (555m) followed by a zigzag descent towards the Enniskerry to Glencree road at about 17km, directly north of Knockree Hill.. This area is known as Cuttlestown, the point where todays walk ends and where our transport will be waiting for you.. Those wishing to explore a little off-trail can visit the picturesque village of Enniskerry, and Powerscourt House and Gardens time permitting.. Cuttlestown, Djouce to Loughdan.. Distance: 18km | Ascent: 500m | Time: 6.. 5hrs.. After breakfast we leave you at yesterday s finishing point (30 minutes drive).. The walk starts at Cuttlestown on the Glencree to Enniskerry road and heads towards Knockree following quite country roads and some forest track, to arrive at crone wood forest car park, from here the route zig zags uphill trough woodland giving occasional glimpses of the Great Sugar loaf Mountain to the east, at ride rock the path narrows between a railing and a dramatic rocky outcrop.. A wonderful view opens out before you, with Djouce Mountain as the backdrop to Powerscourt Deer-park, its waterfall is the highest in Ireland 121meters, The path, which is rocky and narrow in places, follows along a cliff overlooking the Valley for some 500 meters, a spectacular sight.. You soon come in view of another valley Glensoulan and the upper dargle river, which feeds the Powerscourt Waterfall.. Soon you reach a well-trodden green path, which leads to the shoulder of Djouce Mountain, passing an obvious path to the summit 725 meters.. On a clear day this climb is well worth the effort, to avoid re tracing your steps head south and re-join the Wicklow way a little distance further on.. The way rises gently to reach a saddle between Djouse and White hill, a short distance further on you enjoy views of Dublin harbour to Howth peninsula to the north, the great sugarloaf to the east and rolling hills to the south.. The  ...   in Wales can be seen from here towering above its neighbours, you now continue down the east face to re-join the Wicklow Way at Paddock hill and continue to Glendalough.. Glendalough to Glenmalure.. Distance: 14km | Ascent: 400m | Time: 4.. Those who have the time to spare could profitably spend a whole day walking and exploring the Glendalough area as it has much to offer both scenically and historically.. The Wicklow Way crosses the main valley floor, just after the Visitors Centre, via a footbridge over the Glendasen River, and continues up-valley to Poulanass waterfall.. Here the trail turns into the Lugduff valley and the start of a 4-5 km uphill trek of 400m to the shoulder of Mullacor (657m), crossing the boggy saddle between it and Lugduff on a boardwalk.. A descent of similar magnitude follows into the Glenmalure Valley.. This provides panoramic views up the valley, along Lugduff ridge and then southwest to Art's Lough, Fraughan Rock Glen and Lugnaquilla (Wicklow's highest mountain) on the descent to the end of this stage at the Glenmalure Lodge at 62km.. After a well-deserved pint we collect you at the Glenmalure Lodge.. Glenmalure to Moyne.. Distance: 21km | Ascent: 550m | Time: 7hrs.. This is a slightly longer stage of the Wicklow Way that takes the walking route through the southern upland section and into the rolling hills of southwest Wicklow.. It finishes with views west to the flatter farmland of County Carlow.. Beginning with an ascending trek through the pleasantly forested slopes of Slieve- Maan, the trail reaches (and briefly stays on) the Military Road after yet another 400m ascent over a distance of some 6km.. The walking path then circles the upper slopes of Carrickashane (508m) before descending to reach the Ow River valley at the Iron Bridge at approximately 75km from Marley Park.. A more gradual ascent then takes the trail across Ballyteigue Bridge before slicing south-westwards between Ballygobban Mountain (447m) and Sheilstown Hill (536m).. The stage finishes with a quiet road walk southwards to the tiny and once picturesque Georgian hamlet of Moyne at 84km this point marks the end of the mountain stages as the terrain changes to the quiet, leafy laneways and green roads of the gentle hill-country from here almost to the finish at Clonegal.. Moyne to Shillelagh.. Distance: 21km | Ascent: 500m | Time: 7hrs.. From Moyne, the Wicklow Way follows an easy walking path round the base of Ballycumber hill and Coolafunshoge to reach (and briefly follow) the road from Hackettstown to Tinahely at 95km.. This makes an ideal stage-end for those who broke the journey at The Iron Bridge.. The colourful array of wild flowers along the hedgerows is a sheer delight from here to Clonegal as each jostles for a maximum share of sunshine.. A leafy green road contours the lower slopes of Muskeagh Hill and onwards to Mullinacuff and Stranakelly cross roads.. Here Tallon's Pub, it's known to all as 'The Dying Cow', provides a perfect excuse for a thirst-slaking pint to celebrate crossing the 100km line at Mullinacuff.. A further 6km brings the Wicklow Way to the R725 road to Shillelagh.. Taking care crossing this some-times busy road continue following the way to Boley Bridge where our transport will be waiting for you, after an short visit and perhaps a pint in the picturesque village of Shillelagh we set out for a relaxing and pleasant drive back to Lough Dan house for dinner and a well earned rest.. Shillelagh to Clonegal.. Distance: 19km | Ascent: 300m | Time: 6hrs.. This stage of the Wicklow Way is in two sections; the early walk through Raheenakit Forest and around Stokeen, Moylisha and Urelands hills contrasts sharply with the final kilometres along the broad valley of the Derry River, from the Wicklow/Carlow boundary at Wicklow Bridge, into Clonegal.. Either Sean O'Duinn's or Osborne's (the latter might include a completion certificate with the price of your pint!) will prove a fitting location in which to celebrate your achievement of completing the 127km walk, as you await the arrival of your pre-arranged transport.. Alternatively if time permits we will give you a short visit to Huntington Castle and grounds which is located in the village.. We now return to Loughdan House for your final night, next morning we leave you in Dublin Airport or other location in the City centre.. Price Options:.. 6 Day: €690.. 00 - 14 miles // 22km per day.. 7 Day: €790.. 00 - 12 miles // 18km per day.. 8 Day: €870.. 00 - 10 miles // 16km per day.. Prices are per person sharing.. Single supplement is plus 30%.. (exception may be made if part of larger group).. Price for 9 or 10 day option on request.. What's included:.. 6 Day package includes 7 nights B B.. 7 Day package includes 8 nights B B.. 8 Day package includes 9 nights B B.. Packed Lunches Daily.. Four Course Dinner Every Night.. Detailed route maps and instructions for each day.. Available all year..

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  • Title: Self-Guided Walking Tour Wicklow
    Descriptive info: 3 Day Self-Guided Walk - The Wicklow Way.. Enniskerry, Djouce to Lough Dan - Distance 42 kilometres.. Terrain: forest paths, and mountain tracks, deep valleys, lakeshore, rivers and open farmland.. Grade moderate - some steep descent on tarmac and green roads to lakeshore, small areas of soft ground in the valleys.. The walk covers a section of the Wicklow Way from Krone wood to Pier gates and includes some of the most spectacular scenery in Ireland.. We pass through Luggala estate where 'Brave heart', 'PS, I love you' and many other famous films were made.. This is home to Gareth De Brun, champion for the preservation of traditional music in many of his adopted countries and a member of Ireland's most famous brewing families 'Guinness'.. Day 1.. Your tour starts when we meet you in Dublin Airport or other destination in the city centre.. Following a spectacular 1 hour drive over the Dublin and Wicklow Mountains, crossing Featherbed, Sally-gap and stunning Luggala, we arrive at, Lough Dan Guesthouse.. Over 300 metres up in the Mountains overlooking Loughdan, the largest natural lake in the east coast of Ireland.. This will be your base and home for the duration  ...   725 metres.. Splendid views of Loughs, Mountains and Valleys punctuated by a day made strenuous by gradient, terrain and exposed moor land.. A challenging and most rewarding day's walking.. Day 3.. Route, Lough Dan House, Wicklow Way and circuit of Lough Dan.. Distance 16 kilometres.. Terrain: country roads, forest paths, lakeshore, green roads and open farmland.. Grade moderate - some steep decent on tarmac and green roads to lakeshore, small areas of soft ground in the valleys.. The walk covers a section of the Wicklow Way from Old Bridge to Pier gates and includes some of the most spectacular scenery in Ireland.. We pass through Luggala estate where some of the finest herds of Sitka and Fallow deer will be seen.. The walk continues through Inchavore valley and finishes back at Lough Dan House where we started from.. You will depart Lough Dan House next morning after breakfast.. We leave you at Dublin City or Airport and look forward to seeing you and your friends for another visit another time.. Price and included costs:.. €345.. per person sharing.. +€65.. Single supplement.. 3 nights bed and breakfast.. 3 packed lunches.. 3 four course evening meals.. Laundry and drying facilities..

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  • Title: Self-Guided Walking Tour Wicklow
    Descriptive info: 4 Day Self-Guided Walk - The Wicklow Way.. Route - Wicklow way from Powerscourt, Luggala, Lough Dan, Scar, to Glendalough.. Distance of walk 56 kilometres, terrain; good walking paths, open Mountain and forest tracks.. Grade moderate.. The route includes Kanturk and Scar Mountain, total ascent 641 metres.. A most enjoyable and rewarding walk some strenuous parts but by no means difficult for the average fit person, superb views of mountains, lakes, glens and valleys.. We meet you in Dublin Airport or other location the City centre area, following a 1 hour drive into the Wicklow Mountains.. You arrive at your accommodation Lough Dan House, situated 350 metres above sea level, overlooking Lough Dan, the largest natural lake on the east coast of Ireland, this spectacular 4 star Guesthouse will be your base for the duration of the tour.. After some refreshments we take an afternoon walk around the beautiful Vartry Lakes - distance about 7 kilometres.. This will set the scene for the next number of days.. Dinner at Lough Dan House.. Route 1 - Wicklow Way, Glencree to Pier Gates.. Terrain: mainly forest tracks and mountain paths some boardwalk, good underfoot and exposed in places.. Grade moderate - ascent white hill 630 metres.. On this walk we pass the scene of a plane crash on Djouce Mountain in 1946 during extreme weather conditions, the passengers, 22 French girl guides and  ...   of Inchavore, where the remains of ancient settlements are found, you will find it increditable to learn that this remote valley was occupied until 1965.. Truly one of the most spectacular and diverse walks in Ireland.. Day 4.. Route: From Lough Dan House, Scar, and Wicklow Way to Glendalough.. Distance 17 kilometres.. Terrain: good walking paths, open mountain and forest tracks, and covers some sections of the Wicklow Way from Paddock hill to Glendalough.. Today s walk starts at your Guesthouse and you need to ensure to have your camera with you to ensure you capture the ever-changing landscapes you will encounter.. Your walk finishes in Glendalough, a monastery founded by St.. Kevin in the 5th century as a place of prayer and learning.. It survived until the 15th century and is now one of Ireland s most famous attractions with many fine examples of its architecture including the round tower, priest s house and remains of 7 churches.. Our transport will meet you at the visitors centre for your return to Lough Dan House.. We will leave you at Dublin City or Airport and look forward to seeing you and your friends for another visit another time.. All walks listed in the itinerary can be changed and tailored specially to suit your individual needs.. Prices:.. €445.. +€80.. 4 nights bed and breakfast.. 4 packed lunches.. 4 four course evening meals..

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  • Title: Self-Guided Walking Tour Wicklow
    Descriptive info: 5 Day Self-Guided Walk - The Wicklow Way.. Distance 75 Kilometres - Wicklow Way, Enniskerry, Djouce, Lough Dan and Glendalough.. Terrain: forest paths and mountain tracks, deep valleys, lakeshore, rivers and open farmland.. The walk covers a section of the Wicklow Way from Powerscourt estate to Glendalough and includes some of the most spectacular scenery in Ireland.. We pass through Luggala estate where Braveheart, PS, I love you, and many other famous films were made.. We collect you in Dublin Airport or other arrival point near Dublin and following a spectacular one hour drive over the Dublin and Wicklow Mountains.. You arrive at your accommodation Lough Dan House, which will be your base and home for the duration of tour.. After settling in and some refreshments we take an afternoon walk, about 6 to 10 kilometres which will give you an introduction to the rest of the tour.. Route: Wicklow Way, Glencree to Pier Gates.. Grade moderate - ascent white hill 630 metres if you include Djouce Mountain 725 metres.. Splendid views of Loughs, Mountains and Valleys punctuates a day made strenuous  ...   Bridge and includes some of the most spectacular scenery in Ireland.. Route 3: From Lough Dan House, Scar, and Wicklow Way to Glendalough.. Terrain: good walking paths, open Mountain and forest tracks, and covers some sections of the Wicklow way from Paddock hill to Glendalough.. Grade moderate - the route includes Kanturk and Scar Mountain, total ascent 641 metres.. A most enjoyable and rewarding walk some strenuous parts but by no means difficult for the average fit person, superb views of mountains, glens and valleys.. Day 5.. Route 5: Circuit of Glendalough.. Distance can be varied from 9 to 17 kilometres, total ascent 450 metres.. Terrain: mountain paths.. Boardwalk over soft ground, stone pitching and gravel tracks.. One of the most popular walks in Ireland and some of the most magnificent views you will ever see of the Glendalough Valley with the Round Tower and two lakes.. The walk finishes at the visitors centre where you will be transferred back to Lough Dan House for your final night.. €570.. +€105.. 5 nights bed and breakfast.. 5 packed lunches.. 5 four course evening meals..

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  • Title: Self-Guided Walking Tour Wicklow
    Descriptive info: 6 Day Self-Guided Walk - The Wicklow Way.. Enniskerry, Djouce, Lough Dan, Glendalough and Tonlagee.. Terrain: forest tracks, mountain paths, deep valleys, lakeshore, rivers and open farmland.. The walk covers a section of the Wicklow Way from Krone Wood and includes, Lough Dan and Luggala, Glendalough with its 5th century monastery, Tonlagee and Glenmacnass, and includes some of the most spectacular scenery in Ireland.. We pass Powerscourt waterfall, and cross the mountains, Djouce and Maulin, named after two of the daughters by the famous French banker, Mr.. LaTouce, who once owned most of the land of north Wicklow including Powerscourt Estate and the town of Greystones.. Sample Itinerary for 6 Day Walking Package.. We collect you in Dublin Airport or other arrival point near Dublin and following a spectacular one hour drive over the Dublin and Wicklow, which will give you an overview of the week ahead.. After settling in and making yourself at home, you take a short walk to set you up for the week ahead.. Route 1 Wicklow Way, Glencree to Pier Gates.. Grade moderate - ascent White Hill 630 metres, if you include Djouce Mountain 725 metres.. Splendid views of Loughs, Mountains and Valleys punctuates a day made strenuous by gradient, terrain and exposed moor land..  ...   Pier Gates to Old Bridge and includes some of the most spectacular scenery in Ireland.. Route 3 from Lough Dan House, Scar and Wicklow Way to Glendalough.. A most enjoyable and rewarding walk, some strenuous parts but by no means to difficult for the average fit person, superb views of mountains, glens and valleys.. Distance can be varied from 9 to 17 kilometres, total ascent 450 meters, terrain; mountain paths.. One of the most popular walks in Ireland - a complete circuit of the Monastic City and the two lakes, and some of the most magnificent views you will ever see.. You will have an opportunity to explore the ancient monastery founded in the 5th century by St.. Kevin, one of the most famous and important historic sites in Ireland.. Day 6.. Route 6: St Kevin's Way, Tonelagee to Lough Dan House.. Distance 14 to 18k depending on options.. Terrain: the entire route is heather moorland.. Grade Moderate.. Some steep ground to summit of Tonelagee 817 metres.. A most exciting walk to the summit of Wicklow s 3rd highest mountain with spectacular views of a most unusual heart shaped lake 'Lough Oler' and Glenmacnass waterfall.. €680.. +€125.. 6 nights bed and breakfast.. 6 packed lunches.. 6 four course evening meals..

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  • Title: Self-Guided Walking Tour Wicklow
    Descriptive info: 5 Day Guided Walking Holiday in Wicklow.. County Wicklow is located just south of Dublin, which despite its proximity to the capital contains many kilometres of wonderfully unspoilt mountain trails of which The Wicklow Way is the best known, it was the first way marked trail in Ireland having been formally established in 1980.. After settling in and some refreshments we take an afternoon walk which will give you an introduction to the rest of the tour.. Grade moderate, ascent white hill 630 meters if you include Djouse Mountain 725 metres.. Some steep decent on tarmac and green roads to lakeshore, small areas of soft ground in the valleys.. Route 3 from Lough Dan House, Scar, and Wicklow way to Glendalough.. Terrain: good walking paths, open mountain and forest tracks, and covers some sections of the Wicklow way from Paddock hill to  ...   tracks.. Grade: moderate.. One of the most popular walks in Ireland and some of the most magnificent views you will ever see.. The walk finishes at the visitors centre car park where we meet our lift back to your accommodation.. The following morning after breakfast you depart Lough Dan House and we leave you in Dublin City or Airport and we look forward to seeing you and your friends for another visit at another time in the not too distant future.. All walks listed in the itinerary can be tailored specially to suit your needs individual needs.. €690.. +€130.. Professional Guide from your arrival in Ireland to your departure.. Transport to and from your walks daily.. We also provide trips to most popular pubs and entertainment in the evenings.. Fully guided walking holidays are available on request from 3 to 7 days..

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  • Title: Self-Guided Walking Tour - The Wicklow Way
    Descriptive info: 7 Day Guided Walking Sightseeing Tour - Wicklow, Dublin, Kilkenny.. Includes 4 Days Walking 3 Days Sightseeting.. Enjoy a 4 day fully guided walking holiday on the Wicklow Way and three days visiting and exploring the most exciting and interesting places in the East coast of Ireland.. Tours specially tailored for groups of 6 or more.. This holiday includes four fully guided walking days and three special interest trips to places such as Kilkenny City, the heritage capital of Ireland, the Cooley peninsula and the Mourne Mountains, Famous Wexford sloblands wild fowl reserve, the only part of Ireland below sea level and protected by constructed dykes, and historic Wexford Town, and a small coach tour of the Wicklow Mountains visiting the most scenic places where larger coaches never go.. Ideal for family gatherings of all ages, group of friends and clubs looking for something new.. All events listed in this itinerary can be changed and tailored to suit your individual needs.. Day 1: Sightseeing Short Walk.. We get a final look the entire City of Dublin as you cross Featherbed Mountain.. Approaching Sally Gap we enter The Wicklow Mountains National Park, the largest National Park in Ireland.. The journey takes us over miles of high moorland along an old Military Road.. You pass Glenmacnass and Glendalough, an ancient monastery you will see more of during your stay.. After selecting your rooms settling in and a nice lunch, we explore the Inchavore Valley and the ruins of a famine village where many families once lived.. , This may be followed by a boat trip on the lake before returning to dinner at your guesthouse.. Day 2: Walking.. Terrain: forest tracks, mountain paths, lakeshore, rivers and open farmland.. This is home to Gareth De Brun, the man responsible for establishing, Cladagh Records, and founder of the world famous Irish traditional music group, 'The Chieftains', with Paddy Maloney.. Day 3: Walking.. Day 4: Day Trip to Kilkenny City, the Heritage City of Ireland.. The journey to Kilkenny City takes about one hour and 20 minutes and is an education about Ireland's various landscapes and cultures.. We do a guided walking tour of the City starting at the main tourist office and finishing at the beautiful Rose Garden in the grounds of world famous Kilkenny Castle where we will enjoy a picnic lunch.. After lunch you re free to explore the City and do some shopping or just relaxing in this wonderful place.. Kilkenny City, Co Kilkenny.. Kilkenny City is Ireland's most historic and compact medieval City.. The use of the term City is a point of some dispute.. Kilkenny's inhabitants claim its City status because of a medieval charter it received 800 years ago.. Kilkenny's centre is based on the west bank of the River Nore around Parliament Street, High Street and the Parade, with Rothe House at one end and Kilkenny Castle on the hill at the other.. Modern Kilkenny's origins are rooted in the middle ages when a monastery was founded there, from which the City (and county) takes its name.. Much of its old medieval architecture remains intact and the street plan of the centre has changed little in the last six hundred years.. Day  ...   distance 7 to 15 kilometres or more,.. Bray Cliff Walk.. Duration: About 2 hours from Bray to Greystones, or Newcastle.. The walk around Bray Head is a real gem.. As well as the uninterrupted views out to sea and of the cliff scenery, one of the most appealing aspects of the walk is how quickly the ambience changes from the bustle of Bray town to a quiet that feels a million miles away.. The clear, level path is suitable for all ages which make it a perfect family walk.. The railway from Bray to Greystones was planned and built between 1847 and 1856.. The site for the railway, along the cliffs around Bray Head, was a strange decision, since it involved serious engineering challenges.. A more obvious route from Shankhill to Wicklow would have been through the Glen of the Downs, it s a natural cutting in the landscape.. However, the landowner, Lord Meath, didn t want the railway to divide his estate.. Instead, he gave the railway company the cliff route free but, because of the geology, it is still one of the most costly stretches of railway track in Ireland.. Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the celebrated engineer, was called in for consultation, and under his direction a single line, with several tunnels was constructed and continued round the Head and south as far as Wicklow.. Flora and Fauna.. The rocky outcrop of Bray Head is of geological interest, comprising some very ancient slate and shale stone, formed in Pre-Cambrian times over 542 million years ago.. In the 1870 s very rare and unusual fossils of small sea creatures were found in these ancient rocks and are believed to be among the oldest known remains of life on this planet.. In the shallow waters near the cliffs the petrified remains of ancient forest trees lie hidden.. These fossilised trees can still be seen at low tide to the north of Bray, and are also found on the other side of the Irish Sea, in Wales.. The mountain peaks of Wales can be seen from the top of Bray Head on clear, sunny mornings and evenings.. Today s walk starts on the Bray sea front, the most beautiful promenades in Ireland.. Day 7: Tour of Dublin City.. Seeing interesting places such as Guinness Brewery, The National Museum, the Botanic Gardens, Trinity College and many other places or a free day to do your own thing.. Guinness Storehouse -.. This 'visitor experience', housed in a six-storey listed building dating from 1904, has become the public face of what is undoubtedly Ireland's most recognisable brand.. National Gallery of Ireland -.. A small but fine collection of European works, including paintings by Caravaggio, Titian, Monet, Degas, Goya, Vermeer and Picasso.. National Museum of Ireland.. Home to the nation's most significant collection of decorative arts, as well as myriad displays devoted to Ireland's social, political and military histories.. This itinerary can be changed and tailored specially to suit your individual needs.. €790.. +€145.. Professional Guide Driver Every Day.. Detailed Itinerary for Each Day.. 7 nights bed and breakfast.. 7 packed lunches.. 7 four course evening meals.. Minimum Group Size - 6.. Maximum Group Size - 12.. Available - April to October..

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  • Title: Walking Holidays Ireland - Special Offers
    Descriptive info: Walking Special Offers.. Book before 25th March and get 10% off our.. 7 Day Self-Guided Wicklow Way Walking Tour.. Quote.. 'Special Offer Wicklow Way.. ' when booking..

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  • Title: Wicklow - The Garden of Ireland
    Descriptive info: The centre spine of the Wicklow Mountains is on a granite base that runs in line of the peaks.. Other gentler slopes are greatly diversified by expansive corries gouged out of the flanks of the higher summits.. Special features of the area to the east of the spine are the glacial valleys, such as Glendalough, that penetrate from the mountain range.. Lough Dan is the largest and least inhabited of these valleys and contains two lakes, spectacular waterfalls, steep corries, slow meandering rivers, white sandy beaches and remnants of primeval oak woodlands that once covered most of Ireland.. Also to be found at Lough Dan are a number of village settlements which were decimated following the great famine which saw the population of Ireland reduced from eight million to a mere two million, 150 years ago.. Lough Dan Valley.. Lough Dan is a spectacular ribbon lake, which is situated beneath Knocknacloghogue and Kanturk Mountains.. The Cloghoge valley is a typical U-shaped valley.. Arctic Char Salvelinus alpinus was last recorded in the lake in 2004.. This fish is the one of the oldest inhabitants of Ireland, it was considered extinct here until recent evidence was produced indicating the species still exists in Co.. Wicklow.. There are Peregrine Falcon sites on the steep cliffs overlooking the lake on the eastern  ...   distance self guided walking tracks throughout Ireland, its easy accessibility with a wide variety of scenic experience, much of it in truly remote areas, the Way is the most westerly part of the E8 footpath which extends across much of Europe and overlooks the shores of Lough Dan, as it winds its way trough Wicklow from Marley Park in Dublin, to Clonegal in Co.. Carlow.. St Kevin's Way, Glendalough.. The St Kevin's pilgrim way, some 50 kilometres from Hollywood, in west Wicklow, to Glendalough, the oldest ecelastical city in Europe, which was founded by St Kevin in the fifth century, It was used for over one thousand years by pilgrims from other parts of Ireland making their way to pray at this holy city.. Glendalough is only 5 kilometres from Lough Dan House.. Lough Dan House is accessible to 35 summits over 500 metres, 24 summits over 600 metrers, 12 summits over 700 metres, 4 summits over 800 meters and Lugnaquillia, only thirty minutes away at 925 metres.. There are also countless miles of moderate low-level hill walking and coastal areas, well away from tarred roads and traffic.. With such variety of routes on the doorstep to choose from, and all your holiday requirements taken care of, Lough Dan House is a perfect location for any walking holiday..

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  • Title: Guided Walks | Walking Hiking Wicklow
    Descriptive info: Guided Walks.. What's included in all Guided Tours:.. Professional Guide.. Wicklow Way.. A five day guided walking holiday along The Wicklow Way combines easy accessibility with a wide variety of scenic experiences, some of them in truly remote upland areas.. 7 Day Guided Walking Sightseeing Tour.. More Guided Walks around Ireland - coming soon..

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