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Daytrips from Dublin

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Daytrips from Dublin
Ever wondered what makes Waterford Crystal so special? Do you feel a need to kiss the blarney stone? Or did you know there's a site in Ireland that is older then the pyramids? Check out this list.
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Bru na Boinne
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Bru na Boinne

Space is limited each day to 650 people, but it is well-worth the visit. The site is 5,000 years old, which makes it older than the pyramids. Historians was once believed Newgrange was a passage tomb, but now is believed to be an ancient temple.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Gray Line Dublin
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Gray Line Dublin

Gray Line Dublin operates a range of day tours out of Dublin! We visit Newgrange tomb, Wicklow Mountains, Malahide Castle, Howth and many more!

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Blarney Stone
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Blarney Stone

  The ring of Kerry is magical.  The trip to Blarney castle offered spectacular vistas.  Blarney is in Co. Cork not in Co. Kerry! The walk up the... more »

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
Trim Castle
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Trim Castle

Completed around 1220, the Irish Parliament met there several times in the 15th century. It was also used as a mint for the country's currency. In modern times, "Braveheart" was filmed in Trim Castle.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Waterford Crystal
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Waterford Crystal

Originally founded by George and William Penrose in 1783, Waterford crystal is world-renowned for quality and beauty. Have you seen someone blow molten crystal into a vase? Check out the factory tour. Visitors are guided through the factory to see experienced craftsmen at work, creating new crystal pieces. The factory is open to tours, contact the company for details.

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Glendalough Monastic Settlement
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Glendalough Monastic Settlement

This historic site, whose Gaelic name translates to “valley of the two lakes,” consists of the 6th-century monastery founded by St. Kevin and the famous round tower, standing 112 feet high with a base measuring 52 feet in circumference. Visitors: There is a car park at the Visitor Centre. It is recommended to see the informational video at the Visitor Centre before starting your... More

This historic site, whose Gaelic name translates to “valley of the two lakes,” consists of the 6th-century monastery founded by St. Kevin and the famous round tower, standing 112 feet high with a base measuring 52 feet in circumference. Visitors: There is a car park at the Visitor Centre. It is recommended to see the informational video at the Visitor Centre before starting your explorations. Less

Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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