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Cork City to Kilkenny

Departing Cork for the ‘Sunny South East’, we begin our day’s touring with a trip to an old favourite, the famed Blarney Castle. Prepare to hang upside down and receive the ‘gift of the gab’ as you kiss the Blarney Stone! We’ll then follow the pilgrims' footsteps to the pretty seaside village of Ardmore, where it’s said that St. Declan brought Christianity to Ireland even before St. Patrick! It boasts a beautiful 5km cliff walk, along part of a longer walking trail known as ‘St. Declan’s Way’, which ends at the old monastic site and round tower. We follow our visit with a cycle along the spectacular Copper Coast in Waterford. In the afternoon, we enjoy a peaceful walk or cycle along the meandering Barrow River, between St. Mullins and Graiguenamanagh, or you can join an optional paddling trip on the tranquil river instead, before enjoying a well-deserved pint in ones of Graigue’s extraordinary traditional pubs. We rest our heads in Ireland’s finest medieval city, the seat of Irish political power in the Middle Ages, which has left its mark on the town with a majestic riverside castle, charming architecture and a medieval cathedral.

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