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Hidden Heartlands Private Guided Day Tour

Hidden Heartlands Private Guided Day Tour
Departs From: Athlone,

Local Information: Tullamore, Co. Offaly

About Hidden Heartlands Private Guided Day Tour

  • Hidden Heartlands Private Guided Day Tour

Tour Code: 92315P3

Duration: 8 hours

See the real Ireland as your driver guide reveals the hidden gems around the River Shannon in this private guided tour. Discover monastic sites and medieval churches, Napoleonic fortifications, peat bogs, and some of Ireland’s most enchanting castles.
• Clonmacnoise: explore the ruins of what is thought to be Ireland’s first city, a monastery founded in the 6th century.
• Birr Castle: get up close to one of the world’s largest and oldest telescopes before strolling around the gardens of an earl.
• Tullamore DEW: taste one of Ireland’s famous whiskeys and learn how it’s made.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Ancestral Voices, Esker Birr, Banagher R42 HE36 Ireland

After collecting you from your boat or accommodation, you'll be chauffered through the mid-Shannon region in a 6-passenger Mercedes-Benz limousine.

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Clonmacnoise, Shannonbridge Ireland

We will visit Clonmacnoise on the River Shannon, one of Ireland’s most iconic Early Christian sites and a burial place of Ireland’s kings.
Don't forget to try the whispering arch! Can you hear the secrets of the past?

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Clonony Castle, R357 Route Regionale 53.236017,-7.923752, Shannonbridge Ireland

Clonony is one of the most charming castles in Ireland. If you wish to stop here, you'll be sure of a warm welcome. Let us know!
You can also see the largest and best-preserved Napoleonic fortifications in Ireland and Britain here in Shannonbridge.

Stop At: Birr Castle Gardens, Birr Castle Rosse Row Rosse Row, Birr R42 PD79 Ireland

Explore the Castle Grounds and get up close to the Leviathan - the telescope built by an Earl in the Victoria era. For over seventy years, it was the world's largest telescope!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tullamore Dew, Bury Quay, Tullamore R35 Y5V0 Ireland

Enjoy lunch and, if you wish, a take a Distillery tour to learn how Irish Whiskey is made and what sets is apart from other whiskies. Don't forget to try a sample!

Duration: 1 hour

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