July 2, 2017 Nida 65Comment

Thinking to visit Cork and Blarney Castle?? With a limited time frame !!! To enjoy full day Excursion of Cork & Blarney Castle from Dublin, I select Extreme Ireland tour company.

I am with my 2-year old son and looking something very comfortable and kids friendly. To my amaze staff of Extreme Ireland are very polite and helpful to my entire tour. Always welcoming smile to help me up every time.

 

We exactly left on time 6:50 am from Molly Malone Statue (Dublin).

Cork and Blarney Castle

 

Our journey begins passing from County Kildare to County Laois. In the background of Irish history by our guide all the way. Reached towards our 1st stop.

Rock of Cashel

It is one of the most spectacular Celtic art and medieval archaeological sites of Ireland.

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Rock of Cashel

Rock of Cashel is a “Stone Fort” and a residence of King Munster. In the 13th century, it’s a Gothic Cathedral and Romanesque Chapel in the 12th century. This place holds the strong history of Ireland.

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We stayed around 45 minutes exploring the Beauty of its surrounding, which can be easily seen in my Pictures.

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A view from Cashel

Cork and Blarney Castle

Our next stop !! Cork is the 2nd biggest city in Ireland and known as the Safe Haven or Safe Harbour of Ships. If you drive straight from Dublin to Cork it is around 2.5 hours.

There is a big change of atmosphere in the Cork City. The 1st thing I notice is the difference of English Spoken. Their pattern of speaking is usually on the high- pitch which I found pretty unique.

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Cork City

On Reaching towards Cork City, our guide Highlights The English Market to visit on the 1st priority.

I scrolled straight to the curvy streets of Cork. This city is full of life and Irish music which will definitely swing your mood.

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Street View of Cork

 

English Market is one of the oldest markets in the world. This market becomes more prominent with the visit of Queen Elizabeth in 2011.

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English Market

An architecture of this market is stunning and got inviting vibes for everyone  !! You can shop some stuff from this market.

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English Market

Have a quick snack or a cup of coffee in the market, to feel the essence of this place.

 

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Moving towards our final stop Blarney Castle. Visiting Cork is incomplete without a Blarney Castle. And Blarney Castle is incomplete without Blarney Stone.

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Blarney Castle

Blarney Castle and its stone attract millions of tourist from all over the world. People who wish to kiss the stone in the castle.  Kissing the stone provides the kisser the gift of gab or skill at flattery. At the same time Discovery Travel Channel list Blarney stone among 99 things to do before you die.

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After a long-awaited Que, It’s my turn to kiss the Stone.

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For all those who are having a hygiene question in their mind ?? How it feels like kissing the same place by numbers of people and sharing all the bacteria’s! Hahahaha …. Thank God !! I spot an anti-bacterial spray which is a sign of relief for me.

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Scared and Excited !! at the end I completed my task and left with 98 things to do by Discovery Channel.

Blarney Castle

More things at Blarney Castle

There are a number of activities to do in Blarney Castle. But due to limited time, I took a small walk and discover its surrounding area. Here is my Pictorial Walk:

Blarney Follow Sign
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Cherry Walk
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Caves
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Poison Garden
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Poison Garden
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Tunnel
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Lookout Tower
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Waterfall
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Fern Garden

 

Do discover more if you can. Three hours passed in a blink of an eye, it’s time to return back.

I spare some time and made a quick stop at Blarney Woollen Mill. It is one of the best and biggest woolen mills in Ireland and relatively cheaper. Do check this place to take Irish wool warmth back with you.

Poison Garden

On our way back, I enjoyed a quick power nap and very interesting Irish movie. Our guide and a driver are very informative all the way updating with the necessary info about Ireland. We reach back at 7:00 pm to Dublin City Centre. Ideal timing to relax back and get ready for the next journey.

 

Tour Highlights:

  • Visited Rock of Cashel, Cork and Blarney Castle.
  • Total price = 55 euro (includes entrances)
  • Big Comfortable Buses with a panoramic view
  • Bus stop at every 1-1.5 hours for toilets facilities or Caffeine’s refuel
  • Perfect for age group (my experience is with a toddler).
  • Storage available for your luggage, Prams or Buggies.
  • Perfect time management. Will recommend to those who wish to explore more with a hassle free drive.

65 Comments on Day Tour from Dublin to Cork and Blarney Castle

Rose said : Guest Report 4 months ago

One day I get to Ireland and see a castle. Your pictures are beautiful and just encourage me more to explore the world.

Megan said : Guest Report 5 months ago

My next big trip across the Atlantic will most definitely be to England, Ireland, and Scotland. You're pictures have given me the bug again. Part of me is afraid to go because I know I'll want to stay there forever! haha

oyinkan said : Guest Report 5 months ago

I've never been that close to a castle before. They are sooooo huge wow! This all looks like fun.

lex said : Guest Report 5 months ago

awesome tour, nice architecture and the view from here is breathtakingly wonderful. never knew such a nice place existed till now.

Rosey said : Guest Report 5 months ago

Wow! Such beautiful photos! and so much greenery! I hope to visit a place like this in the future!

Jess H said : Guest Report 5 months ago

I am so damn jealous right now! I want to visit castles in Dublin so badly!

Rain said : Guest Report 5 months ago

That castle is enormous. Everything looks like it's part of an enchanted Disney movie. The waterfalls look stunning. LOL @ kissing the stone giving you the gift of gab and flattery. I love historical trips because you learn so much.

Dreammerin said : Guest Report 5 months ago

Very nice place to visit! Ireland is on my bucket list :-)) Amazing landscape and gorgeous travel destination. Love it

ohmummymia said : Guest Report 5 months ago

I was in Dublin once it's really beautiful city. I think I need to go again and see that lovely castle

Nicole Caudle said : Guest Report 5 months ago

My goal is to do a castle tour of Europe one summer. This looks like a really fun place to visit.

Elizabeth O said : Guest Report 5 months ago

Your beautiful photos make me want to pack my bags and head for Ireland. I have a few friends from County Cork and it might be time to go visit them.

Nina said : Guest Report 5 months ago

I have been to Dublin before and I loved it. Cork is definitely on my list. I feel like I would love the English Market. I also just love how green and historical Ireland is in general.

Ankita said : Guest Report 5 months ago

The English Market is fantastic..Views are really amazing!!

Melanie said : Guest Report 5 months ago

My grandmother was born in Cork. It'd be so amazing to bring my mother there to see this all in person!

Sondra Barker said : Guest Report 5 months ago

This looks like such a beautiful place, I will definatly need to visit! My favorite part of the trip has to be the 'English Market', I will definatly have to check it out! prettyfitfoodie.com

Amber Myers said : Guest Report 5 months ago

I so loved your photos. I was at Blarney Castle YEARS ago as a teen and didn't appreciate it at the time. I'd love to go back.

Chemady said : Guest Report 5 months ago

It looks like a beautiful place to unwind. I would love to be there someday.

Shevoneese said : Guest Report 5 months ago

This looks like quite the adventure. I wish I could travel like this. It is beautiful...I am considering putting it on my bucket list.

travelmyjourney said : administrator Report 5 months ago

Somewhere it is Beth !!! but the surrounding area of Blarney is worth visiting!! and the feel how in old time people manage... I totally love experiencing this place

travelmyjourney said : administrator Report 5 months ago

Seriously Bryce you are right how they manage at that time !! I am always lost in history that's why

Jade said : Guest Report 5 months ago

wow I love your blog wish I could travel but don't have the money or passport lol and I have kids but something I would love to do.

Beth Davidson said : Guest Report 5 months ago

Great guide! My husband and I are going next spring and it's on my bucket list to kiss the Blarney Stone (hopefully not his - he does not need the gift of gab) but I keep hearing it's overrated!

Akamatra said : Guest Report 5 months ago

Your photos are amazing and the whole area looks dreamy. I would love to visit someday!

Terri Beavers said : Guest Report 5 months ago

Oh my goodness, what a cool place to visit. I've never seen a castle before but have always wanted to. What a fun day tour and your images are stunning.

Carol Cassara said : Guest Report 5 months ago

That's an awesome place to visit and I love that you can just stay there and explore as much as you want. It's definitely a must see!

Gloria said : Guest Report 5 months ago

This is bringing back to many memories from when I was there myself. I couldn't go into the poison garden though because of my dog so I was happy to see you took some pictures!

Jay Colby said : Guest Report 5 months ago

This seems like an great vacation. Ireland looks like an amazing place to visit.

Jessica Taylor said : Guest Report 5 months ago

WOW! How stunning! I would love to see something like this in person! It has always been my dream!

Natalie said : Guest Report 5 months ago

We went to Ireland last year and fell in LOVE! The Rock of Cashel was our very first stop, and it was incredible to walk through such a depth of Irish history in one place. We spent time in Cobh and Kinsale, but not Cork, so I guess we'll have to head back to explore more! :)

Natasha said : Guest Report 5 months ago

So awesome, love all of your images. I know that your little one enjoyed the tour and history.

robin rue said : Guest Report 5 months ago

I am so jealous. I have always wanted to go there! I hope to someday :)

Ania Travels said : Guest Report 5 months ago

Ireland is one of those places I've always wanted to visit. It looks so beautiful. I'm definitly upping it on my bucket list now. Your photos are beautiful too.

Chandresh said : Guest Report 5 months ago

Travelling with a infant is altoghther a different experience .. Would love to see some of those pics . https://familyonthewheels.com/

Ophelia Tang said : Guest Report 5 months ago

Ireland is such a beautiful place. I want to visit asap and thanks for the tips. Thanks for sharing! XOXO //SINCERELY OPHELIA | NYC Petite Fashion Blogger

Lisa Ochoa said : Guest Report 5 months ago

OMG! The pictures are breathtaking!!! Everything looks so beautiful. This is being added to my list of places to go visit. Beautiful just beautiful.

Erin said : Guest Report 5 months ago

Your pictures are simply gorgeous. While my husband has visited, I have not yet. Your photography made me feel as if I was there. I can't wait to go!

Harini said : Guest Report 5 months ago

I straightaway want to hop on to a plane to Ireland right now

Julie said : Guest Report 5 months ago

This tour looks like a lot of fun! The garden looks so pretty. Definitely on my list of places to go!

Sandra Crespo said : Guest Report 5 months ago

Wow these pictures are absolutely breath taking !!! I LOVE history so much and I can't wait to explore this area! Ty for sharing!!!

Bryce Rae said : Guest Report 5 months ago

Some awesome pics. It's definitely a must do of mine. One day visit the likes of these sites in Europe. How did they do this sort of thing in the 12th / 13th century !!

hey sharonoox said : Guest Report 5 months ago

Ireland Dublin is so pretty! I'm adding this to my bucket list. What an awesome view of Rock of Cashel! Love it

Tasheena @ SimplyTasheena.com said : Guest Report 5 months ago

So many wonderful places to visit. The waterfall looks amazing! The cherry walk looks so relaxing.

Nadalie said : Guest Report 5 months ago

Ireland is sooo on my list of places to visit! *fingers crossed* I can visit sometime next year. Thanks for sharing your beautiful trip with us.

Samantha Bye said : Guest Report 5 months ago

Great pictures! Rock of Cashel looks so peaceful and green!

Deepa said : Guest Report 5 months ago

Great pictures. The poison garden looks interesting. Thanks for sharing your experience and this virtual trip.

Stefanie said : Guest Report 5 months ago

This is amazing! I love your writing!! And the pictures!!

Ana De- Jesus said : Guest Report 5 months ago

Rock of Cashel is beautiful and I like how it has its roots in Gothic architecture which I have always found intriguing. Cork looks like a fun place to check out too.

Dinesh said : Guest Report 5 months ago

Wow.. The images are breathtaking.. Excellent clicks..

dena jayne said : Guest Report 5 months ago

I would love to go over to Ireland, it is somewhere I have never, ever been! looks like an amazing day out xo

Ummu Imro'atus Sholihah said : Guest Report 5 months ago

You had a nice trip. The photos are amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Molly | Miss Molly Moon said : Guest Report 5 months ago

What wonderful photos! Definitely a trip I'd love to take. Molly // Miss Molly Moon

Jenn jg said : Guest Report 5 months ago

What an amazing trip! The castle looks stunning. I have never been but I hope to one day knock it off my bucket list!

Heather Johnson said : Guest Report 5 months ago

Ireland looks like an amazing place to visit. I would love to spend some time exploring Cork and Blarney Castle in the future!

sherry said : Guest Report 5 months ago

beautiful place to visit if I am going there will check here. I am in Malaysia seldom go vacation other country last went to other country was Singapore 7 years back. Ireland looks nice to visit shall let my dear know.

jhilmil said : Guest Report 5 months ago

These castles & the green fields are really breathtaking! Loved every image you've captured

Sarah Bailey said : Guest Report 5 months ago

Ireland is most definitely on my travel bucket list, it is one place I feel like I should have visited but in fact never have. Blarney Castle looks absolutely amazing as well, I would love to see it for myself.

Nina Bashaw said : Guest Report 5 months ago

I have always wanted to visit Ireland, it looks like such a beautiful country. All your photos and tips makes me want to plan a trip!

Jessica@happilyhughes said : Guest Report 5 months ago

What a beautiful trip! The Rock of Cashel and Blarney Castle are breathtaking! I hope to get to Ireland one day and I would definitely want to see both of these.

Mary said : Guest Report 5 months ago

Cork known as the teardrop of Ireland is a very beautiful city indeed. Thanks for sharing this awesome beauty.

Shannon said : Guest Report 5 months ago

I'm a big fan of laid-back and relaxing activities too. The Rock of Cashel looks beyond amazing and I just LOVE food markets! I could spend all day in those 2 places.

Carmen said : Guest Report 5 months ago

I love the street view of Cork! Looks like such a cool place to visit. :] // itsCarmen.com

peter @feed your soul too said : Guest Report 5 months ago

Such a cool excursion. Great pics and really good information you shared.

Tammy said : Guest Report 5 months ago

I have always wanted to go to a real castle. This looks like loads of fun

Robin Brooke said : Guest Report 5 months ago

Glad to know there was an anti-bacterial for you! My friend went there this summer and we had that conversation!

Shadi said : Guest Report 5 months ago

This is breathtaking wow!

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