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22nd Nov 2017

Four Tours To Ireland’s Most Popular Destinations That You Can Book With Black Friday Deals Right Now


We all know that Ireland is rich when it comes to natural beauty, but we tend to put off seeing its sights, thinking we’ll surely get around to them one day.

Today could be that day!

Well not today per se, but you could certainly book a trip today and take it at a point in the near future that suits you.

Since Black Friday is upon us, Ireland’s largest day tour operator Paddywagon is giving the public the rare opportunity to take one of their most popular tours with a discount of 15% to anyone who books a tour on their website using the code LOVINPW15 until 9am on Tuesday, November 28. Also, anyone who books with this promo code will be entered into a competition to win a €100 voucher for any Paddywagon Tour.

These tours run 363 days a year from Dublin, offering day trips and overnight tours between two and nine days in duration. Paddywagon Tours was awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate Of Excellence 2017 in the Things To Do category, and has just been crowned Coach Operator of the Year 2018, so it’s safe to say they’ve made a good impression on their passengers.

Here are just a few of the destinations you can visit with this deal…

Giant’s Causeway Tour

You’ll finally get see this rare natural phenomenon with your own eyes — and a lot more besides.

The tour will spend an hour strolling along the windswept coast where you can cross the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge over a chasm 23m deep and 20m wide, with views of the Mull of Kintyre in Scotland and Rathlin Island.

After that breathtaking experience you’ll continue onto the 37,000 basalt columns of The Giant’s Causeway, which lead from the cliff foot and disappearing under the sea.

Then you can get a look at the world-famous Dark Hedges, which famously played the King’s Road in Game Of Thrones. Two centuries ago, these striking hedges were planted by the Stuart family at the entrance to their home, Gracehill House, to impress visitors. We’re still impressed.

You can then continue the Game Of Thrones experience at the quaint village of Ballintoy, which acted as a backdrop during key scenes in season two of the HBO series.

When you’ve stretched your legs, you’ll be back on the scenic Causeway Coastal route where you can enjoy dramatic views, before arriving at the Dunluce Castle. The ancient stronghold was once home to the McDonnell Clan, but has since fallen into a starkly beautiful ruin.

After all your adventures, you’ll finish your trip in Belfast city centre for 60 minutes to explore the bustling Northern Irish city before returning to Dublin.

Book your tour HERE.

Dark Hedges Antrim
Giants Causeway

Blarney Tour

Go on a journey to the home of the legendary Blarney Stone and see several spectacular sights in one day.

Along the way you’ll pass through the Golden Vale, some of the most fertile lands in Europe, as you near the Rock of Cashel in Tipperary. This was once the seat of the Kings of Munster, until it became the property of the Catholic Church almost 1,000 years ago.

The next stop on your trip is in Cork city, where you’ll have 90 minutes to experience some of the Rebel City’s highlights before setting off once more for the castle.

Your last stop is Blarney Castle, with the famed Blarney Stone resting upon its battlements, which is said to give you the “gift of the gab” if you give it a kiss. While here, you can also enjoy the gorgeous gardens and take a leisurely stroll on the Lake Walk.

And for those of you who love a spooky thrill, you can also pay explore to the nearby Witches Cave…

Book your tour HERE.

Rock Of Cashel
Blarney Castle

The Cliffs of Moher

It’s probably Ireland’s most prized natural landmark and every Irish person needs to visit it at least once in their life.

On this tour you’ll get to spend 90 minutes walking along the magnificent cliffs, before making your way towards The Burren with its seemingly alien rocky landscape. In these parts you’ll also discover rare plants and animals… if our memory of Leaving Cert geography serves.

Just as the hunger pangs of lunch start to kick in, you’ll be stopping in Doolin village, with its host of great pubs like FitzPatrick’s and McGann’s, where you’ll find seafood, soups, sandwiches, hot meals and oh-so-creamy pints.

Before heading home, you’ll also visit the old fishing village of Kinvara and Bunratty Castle for a taste of Irish history.

Book your tour HERE.

Burren Clare
Cliffs Of Moher

Kerry Day Tour

The journey down to Kerry may be a lengthy one, but we promise you it’s worth it.

Of all the tours Paddywagon have on offer, you’ll probably get to see the most on this one. First up you’ll be stopping in the pretty village of Adare, with its medieval monasteries, thatched cottages and broad main street.

Then you’ll wave the man-made world goodbye to step into Killarney National Park, where you can enjoy sights like the beautiful Lakes of Killarney and 18m-high Torc Waterfall. While taking in these luscious surroundings, you may stumble upon a majestic red deer in the wild.

Upon leaving the park, you’ll pay a visit to Muckross House, a Tudor style stately home built in the 19th century for Henry Herbert.

Once back on the road you’ll take a scenic route which passes through Killorglin, home of the ancient Puck Fair, before heading to some of the most picturesque spots on the Dingle Peninsula, where you’ll find views of Dingle Bay, Inch Bay and the Skellig Rocks.

Once all these Wild Atlantic Way sights have been taken in, you’ll make your way back with Dublin, with a brief stop in the midlands for a bite to eat along the way.

Book your tour HERE.

Torc Waterfall
Dingle Peninsula 2

There’s also a special four-day Christmas tour departing Dublin on December 23 for anyone who’d like to get away over the festive season while taking a comprehensive tour of our little green island.

The Paddywagon Black Friday sale is now on and will continue until 9am on Tuesday, November 28.