Excursion from Dunmore East or Waterford
Discover the biggest walled medieval monastery in Ireland
Founded in 1193 and abandoned in 1540, discover the changes this impressive site went through during it’s 350 years of occupancy. Walk in the footsteps of medieval monks and share their experience.
Explore one of the most impressive Norman Castles in the country (entrance fee not included)
Kilkenny City developed in the shadow of the castle and became a thriving town. It’s outline never changed for the last 400 years.
Did you know, Whiskey had it’s beginnings in Kilkenny? Wait until you hear THIS story and how it is connected to the witch Alice Kyteler
How is the glass produced? Experience this fascinating factory during a tour (entrance fee not included)
On this tour, you are picked up in Dunmore East or Waterford, heading for Kells Priory. We walk through the ruined buildings and get to know the history of the place (please bring solid sneakers or walking shoes as we have to walk across a field with animals) – driving distance from Dunmore East about 1h, from Waterford about 40 mins.
From here, we head to Kilkenny City, where you can explore a medieval castle. Also the town itself is worth exploring. It’s medieval layout hasn’t changed for more than 400 years. Why not venture up or down hidden slip ways. Distance from Kells Priory about 30 mins.
To finish the day before you head back to your boat, you can experience a tour in a working crystal factory – Waterford Crystal Factory. Watch the crafts people producing the most stunning pieces. Explore the show room and discover the unique techniques of this factory – distance from Kilkenny about 40 mins.
From here we are only about 30 mins away from Dunmore East, where your tender boat is getting you back to your cruise ship
€450 for up to 7 people
Terms & Conditions: a non-refundable deposit of 20% is due at the time of booking to secure the place. The outstanding amount is due 4 weeks prior to the start date. Should the tour be cancelled by Carlow Tours, the full amount will be refunded. Should the tour be cancelled by a third party or due to “an act of god” like weather conditions, no refund will be given. Should the tour be cancelled by the customer up to 2 weeks prior to the tour, refund without deposit will be given. Should the tour be cancelled 2 weeks or closer, no refund will be given