Cork & Blarney Castle

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1 Day
Availability : Year Round - Daily (except Sunday)
Start: Dublin
End: Dublin

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected] to book. 

Full day tour to Cork, Blarney Castle and Cóbh, home of the Queenstown Titanic Story.

An enjoyable trip to Ireland’s southern capital, Cork, visiting the world renowned Blarney Castle and taking in the Queenstown Story at Cóbh, on Cork Harbour, famous as the Titanic’s last port of call.

Sit back and enjoy your comfortable train journey as you glide through the heart of Ireland – a countryside littered with castles!

Tour Details
Highlights:
  • Travel South by train
  • Cork City
  • Blarney Castle
  • Cóbh – Queenstown Story

Pick Up Location & TIme

Dublin: Heuston Station, St John’s Rd W, Saint James’ (part of Phoenix Park), Dublin (Google Map)
Tour departs at 07:00am.

Check-in is 20 minutes prior to Train Departure Time.
Check-in beside the Customer Service Desk at Heuston Station where our representative will be waiting for you in their yellow jacket!

Drop off Location & Time

Dublin: Heuston Station, St John’s Rd W, Saint James’ (part of Phoenix Park), Dublin (Google Map)
Tour returns at 8:00pm.

Price Includes

  • Return rail travel
  • Reserved seats on the train
  • Host throughout
  • Visitor attraction admissions
  • Escorted coach

Meals

  • 0 breakfast
  • 0 lunches
  • 0 dinners
  • 0 teas

Price Excludes

  • Lunch
  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Driver / Tour Leader gratuity is at your discretion
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect

Fully hosted tour of Ireland by rail and luxury coach.

  • Travel in a group
  • Travel with a host
  • Reserved seats on the train
  • Visitor attraction admissions included
Itinerary

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Check-in is 20 minutes prior to Train Departure Time.

Check-in beside the Customer Service Desk at Heuston Station where our representative will be waiting for you in their yellow jacket!

Check-in for 07:00 departure from Dublin Heuston Station.

Your departure station, Dublin Heuston, was opened in 1844 as the headquarters of the Great Southern & Western Railway and is now the official principal station of Iarnród Éireann – Ireland’s national railway company.

Cork - Blarney - CóbhFull day tour

As your train departs, we travel in a south westerly direction, passing Inchicore, railway engineering works and then some of Dublin’s western suburbs – soon we are in the lush fertile countryside of County Kildare, Ireland’s Kentucky. Look out for the many stud farms near the track. The train passes through the town of Newbridge, home to the famous Newbridge Silverware.

We now enter the Curragh of Kildare, which soon comes into view on both sides of the line. The Curragh (pronounced: Curra) is famous for its racecourse, home of the Irish Derby. At this time of the morning you are likely to see some of Ireland’s finest bloodstock being put through their paces. The Curragh is also the headquarters of the Irish army and their buildings can be seen in the distance to the east.

We pass the town of Kildare, and the Church of Ireland (Protestant) Cathedral of St. Brigid’s – completed in 1223 – can be clearly seen to the south (left hand side when facing direction of travel). We cross the River Barrow at Monesterevin and enter Co. Laois.

Our train journey makes a stop at Portlaoise (pronounced: Port Leesh-eh). Departing Portlaoise, we soon enter Co. Tipperary and pass the town of Templemore. Shortly after, we pass Loughmoe Castle which can be clearly seen on the southern side of the train, built in the 15th century, the Purcell family lived there until 1760. The next stop is at the town of Thurles. At our next stop – Limerick Junction – a number of clients will be leaving the train for the Cliffs of Moher tour. Please remain on the train for the Cork, Blarney Castle and Cobh Heritage Day Tour! Our final stop before Cork is at the town of Mallow.

We arrive into Cork Kent Station for 09:35 and we transfer to our tour coach, passing through Cork City en route to Blarney Village and historic Blarney Castle & Gardens, built in 1446 by Dermot McCarthy. You will have time to kiss the famous stone, which is said to bestow the gift of eternal eloquence on those lucky enough to do so. There is also time for shopping and lunch at Blarney and we recommend that you have lunch there, as this will be the only opportunity during the day to have a substantial meal.

We depart Blarney Castle for Cóbh, via the city centre, taking in some of the city sights while en route to our next destination.

On arrival at Cóbh, we will visit St. Colman’s Cathedral. We will then proceed down along the sea front passing the former White Star Line offices en route to the beautifully restored Victorian railway station/transatlantic terminal. This is now the Cóbh Heritage Centre, home to the Queenstown Story. The centre also houses much information about the Great Famine and subsequent Irish Emigration; 3 million Irish people emigrated from Cóbh, (principally to the United States) including Annie Moore, whose statue is located in front of the heritage centre.

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Depart Cóbh by train to return to Dublin.

Returning to Dublin Heuston Station at 20:00hrs.

Dates and Prices
Departure Dates and Days Adult (pp) Child: Age 5 to 16 (pp)
2021: Year Round – Daily (except Sunday) $195 $105

Ask us about family rates (2 adults and 2 children minimum).

Pricing

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