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Hosted Railtours for the Independent Traveller
Tour DH02B

Cork City and Blarney Castle

Kiss the Blarney Stone on this short tour option!

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Blarney Castle
Train Castle
Cork River
Irish Stew
Blarney Castle
Train through countryside
Cork City
Irish Stew
Blarney Castle
Train Castle
Cork River
Irish Stew
What's included?
  • Return Rail Travel
  • Reserved Seats on the train
  • Railtours Ireland Host Troughout
  • Visitor Attraction Admissions
  • Escorted Coach
Tour of Ireland Map - Dublin to Cork
Overview & Map

A highly enjoyable trip to Ireland's Southern capital, Cork, visiting the world renowned Blarney Castle and Gardens

Full Itinerary
Budget Day Tour:

Dublin to Cork

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Check-in is 20 minutes prior to Train Departure Time.

Customer Service Desk at Heuston Station where our Check-In representative will be in their yellow jacket!


Check-in for 07:00 departure from Dublin Heuston, opened in 1844 as the headquarters of the Great Southern & Western Railway and is now the official principal station of Iarnród Éireann, Ireland’s national railway company. As your train departs, we travel in a south westerly direction, through Dublin's western suburbs and then through the lush fertile countryside of Co. Kildare. Our journey takes us through the Curragh which is famous for its racecourse, home of the Irish Derby, and there are many stud farms in the vicinity. The final approach to Cork station is through Ireland's longest railway tunnel, which is a rather modest 1.2km.


Arrive into Cork Kent Station, we transfer to our Railtours Ireland tour coach through Cork City to Blarney Village and historic Blarney Castle, built in 1446 by Dermot Mc Carthy. You will have time to kiss the famous stone, which is said to bestow the gift of eternal eloquence on those lucky enough to do so. There is also time for shopping and lunch at Blarney before returning to Cork City for Dublin departure.


Returning to Dublin Heuston at 16:55hrs.


Visitor Attraction Admissions included: Blarney Castle and Gardens