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Dublin Tours

Dublin Tours

Hi I'm John McGrane and I just wanted to take a minute to invite you to take a tour with me or one of my fellow About Ireland Taxi Tour drivers when your next in Dublin, we do a short city tour which in a few short hours gives you a great feel for the city and the places that you want to explore later at your own pace. At About Ireland Taxi Tours the tour options available are fantastic scenic tours to places like Newgrange  or the beautiful valley of Glendalough genealogy and special interest or Custom tours our intercity tours are a really popular way of getting from city to city and seeing all those special places along the way. 

As you can see I'm a sportsman with a passion for our own native sports like Gaelic Football & Hurling when I'm not driving then I'm probably doing something to do with sport, playing a round of Golf, working with my local GAA club or just having a coffee and discussing the latest games 


Newgrange and the royal sites of Ireland

New Grange is thousands of years older than the pyramids and monisterboise has some of the best examples of Celtic High Crosses in Ireland. The hill of Tara the ancient capital of Celtic Ireland and home to the High kings of Ireland.



The Dublin City Tour

This tour is about seeing the best of Dublin in a few short hours 



The Wicklow Gap Glendalough Tour

Collection from your ship at 08.30

Driving south of Dublin we pass through Enniskerry is one of the prettiest villages in Ireland, lying in a wooded hollow among the hills west of Bray on our way to one of the most iconic houses in Ireland Powers court house and Estate, located in Enniskerry, County Wicklow, Ireland, is a large country estate which is noted for its house and landscaped gardens, today occupying 19 hectares. One of the most beautiful gardens in Ireland! The gardens at Powerscourt were laid out over two main periods. Many of the people involved in their creation and development never saw the gardens completed in their lifetime. When the house was rebuilt in the decade after 1731, the surrounding grounds were also remodelled. The design reflected the desire to create a garden which was part of the wider landscape. And what a view it is! To the North formal tree plantations framed the vista from the house, while a walled garden, fish pond, cascades, grottos and terraces lay to the South. Walks wound through the wooded grounds and a fine tree lined avenue was created. When you arrive at the tree lined avenue today, hundreds of beech trees will guide your visit. Powers court Waterfall is Ireland’s highest at 121m (398ft.) and is 5km from the Main Estate. It is set in one of Ireland’s most beautiful parklands at the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains. Be mindful of the other inhabitants of the parkland! It is a haven for wildlife and children can have fun trying to spot some of the locals – the Chaffinch, Cuckoo, Raven and the Willow Warbler. Some other inhabitants are the Sika Deer which were introduced to Ireland in 1858 and there may be a red squirrel or two.

On leaving Powers court estate we drive through the Sally Gap Northwest of the village of Laragh, there are spectacular views of the surrounding blanket bog and the Wicklow Mountains. Sally Gap is one of two east-to-west passes across the Wicklow Mountains and the narrow road running through it passes above the dark waters of Lough Tay and Lough Dan. It also passes over the Luggula Estate, which covers most of the valley as far as Lough Dan and the area forms part of the famed walking trail, known as the Wicklow Way. Several major films having being filmed in Wicklow Mountains National Park and surrounding areas, including Excalibur, Michael Collins, Braveheart, and of course Ps. I Love You! Where you can visit the famous Ps. I Love You! Bridge.

Glendalough

One of Ireland’s most beautiful visitors’ destinations Glendalough is also one of Irelands historic religious sites 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. Glendalough is home to one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland. This early Christian monastic settlement was founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century

A stop at Johnny Fox’s pub before heading back to the ship is a must

Established in 1798,(the year of the Irish rebellion led by Wolfe Tone), it is one of the oldest pubs in Ireland but is most famous for being the highest pub in Ireland. It is situated high in the Dublin mountains, surrounded by beautiful scenery and serenity, in the village of Glencullen, Gleancuillean in Irish, meaning” valley of the holly”.

Return to ship at approximately 4.00 pm.


New Grange
Monasterboice high crosses
Malahide castle and gardens


Dublin city centre

Newgrange is a 5,200 year old passage tomb located in the Boyne Valley and is definitely a piece of Ireland not to be missed.
Monasterboice, near Drogheda, was founded in the 5th century by St. Buite, one of St. Patrick's original followers. Today the impressive set of ruins contains a graveyard, two churches, a sundial and a round tower. Muiredach's High Cross is a high cross from the 10th or possibly 9th century, located at the ruined monastic site of Monasterboice, in County Louth, Ireland. There are two other high crosses at Monasterboice; in local terms Muiredach's cross is also known as the South Cross
Malahide Castle is a magnificent medieval castle within 30 minutes from Dublin City and on the way back to Dublin
Time allowing we can visit one of 2 sites in Dublin city before returning to the ship or skip malahide castle giving you more time in the city.


Return to ship at approximately 4.00 pm.