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The 3-Day Ireland Southern Rocker Tour

Trip Type: Backpacker Tour
Tour Operator: Shamrocker Adventures
Tour Cost: $225 (students $215)
Departs from: Dublin
Duration: 3 days

Tags: $500 or less Tours, 2-3 days, Ireland Tours, Shamrocker Adventures, Small Group Tour

The Southern Rocker Tour is the perfect short break for those of you with a longing for some country air and a pint of the black stuff, but with only a few days to travel.

A real authentic Irish experience awaits you on this whirlwind tour through the biggest and brightest the Republic of Ireland has to offer.

Dangle upside down form Blarney Castle in hope of the 'gift of the gab', experience a real rural Irish disco in the party town of Killarney. Immerse yourself in nature on the serene Dingle Peninsula with its beaches, coastline and cliff face walks. Jig the night away in Irelands traditional music capital - Doolin. Be blown away at the dizzying heights of the Cliffs of Moher before delving into Ireland's ancient mythical past at Pól na Brone Dolmen. Faires and leprechaunss wait to be found in the lunar landscape of the burren, enjoy a tipple of 'usice beatha' at Lockes Distillery as well as a stop or two for some Guinness sampling along the way!

Combine this tour with The Northern Rocker Tour and have an incredible 6 day adventure that explores ALL of Ireland!

Day: 1 | Location: Dublin - Killarney

Leaving Dublin City passing the river Liffey. Travel through the Curragh Ireland’s famous racecourse. Pass through Co. Kildare, home of the Irish national stud (farm!). Wonder at the dramatic spectacle of the Rock of Cashel, a church fortress overlooking the fertile plains of Munster. Be inspired by the tower of Babel formation in the Mitchelstown Caves. Pass through the peoples Republic of Cork. Blarney Castle – explore this magical castle and get the gift of the scab (sorry! …gab). Eloquent speech and fairy lore. Your overnight stop is the bustling town of Killarney, surrounded by Killarney National Park and the famous lakes.

Day: 2 | Location: Killarney - Doolin

This morning the group heads to the charming and colourful fishing town of Dingle – Spot the dolphin ‘Fungi’ from the shore. Take in the spectacular views along the Dingle peninsular, a magical place of unique beauty, beaches, stonewalls and Irish speakers! Spot the Sleeping Giant and the Three Sisters as you walk on the edge of the ancient world! Heading north on the ferry crossing of the mighty River Shannon keep your eyes peeled for dolphins. On to Lahinch the surfing capital of Ireland. Enjoy the dramatic views at the Cliffs of Moher- the most famous cliffs in Europe. You'll stay in a hostel on the Atlantic coast in Doolin – the home of traditional Irish music.

Day: 3 | Location: Doolin - Dublin

Today the group explores the ‘Burren’ Plateau, a barren limestone landscape. Hear tall tales of warriors and wrenches at Pól na Brone Dolmen before cleansing your soul your at Clonmacnoise, an ancient monastic city on the shores of the Shannon. You end your adventure at one of the oldest licensed whiskey distilleries in the world!! Then back to Dublin (The Fair City)

Combine this tour with The Northern Rocker Tour and have an incredible 6 day adventure that explores ALL of Ireland!







*Tours occasionally run in reverse.

The tour departs every Friday April through October, and every other Friday in other months.
TOUR CHECK- IN: 08.15am

What’s included?

An unforgettable adventure with like-minded travellers, transport, including all ferries and a legendary tour guide!

What’s not included?

Meals and entrance fees are not included allowing you to keep your options open. We book accommodation for you in hostel dorms and all you have to do is pay for this when you arrive at the hostel. This usually costs between €17-€21 per person per night.


Why not treat yourself to a limited edition Shamrocker t-shirt to remember all the fun and frolics you had on tour for an amazing €10!

Why go Shamrocker? Well, to be sure, our Irish tours are great Craic with the best coaches and the cheapest prices, no other tour company in Ireland offers better value. Our tour guides are 100% Irish and, being Irish have inherited a great sense of fun and good humour as well as being passionate and knowledgeable about their country. But that’s not all, with Shamrocker Adventures you only pay for what you want. We know that many of you are on tight budgets so we do our best to give you a great time as cheaply as possible. You only pay for what you want, if you don’t want accommodation or meals on our Irish tours then you don’t have to pay for them, its all about CHOICESimple!

SEE for yourself why millions of people around the world are so proud to have Irish ancestry - get out there among some of the world's most spectacular scenery and experience the true Ireland. FEEL the refreshing cool Atlantic spray as you stroll along deserted magnificent West Coast beaches. TASTE how Guinness really is better at home as it's poured to perfection in a village pub. SMELL the beautiful sweet scent of smouldering peat fires as we wind our way along the unspoilt back roads of the rural Gaeltachts. HEAR the craic, legends and myths of a land once ruled by giants and warriors.

So you want to explore Ireland and you want to do it right? Then Shamrocker is for you!

Our mission is to make you rave about Ireland - to feel it, live it and love it the way we do and to remember your time here as one of the best times of your life! So whether you're here for a few days, a few weeks or a few months, we'll make sure you get a tremendous insight into our country. Meet real local characters and discover what it means to us to be Irish. Even if we say so ourselves, we are the friendliest people on earth!

Irish Guides! All our guides are 100% Irish born and bred. Full legends in their own right and can have more stories and knowledge of history that you would think was possible! Possible living proof that kissing the Blarney Stone really does mean you will have the gift of the gab for the rest of your life!

We believe in Choice – Yours! We are not tied to any hostels in Ireland and are free to choose the best accommodation options for you. We automatically pre book dorm accommodation for all our passengers, so all you have to do is pay as you go. If you want to upgrade to a private room or a B&B, that's no hassel either all you have to do is e-mail us at least 7 days before your departure date and we will do our best to secure your peferred accommodation. Travelling is all about choice. If you want to spend your hard earned cash differently to the next guy, that’s cool with us. We know everyone has their own likes and dislikes. Why pay for a meal you don’t want or entry to an attraction that’s not for you?

Our Unrivalled Reputation! We do NOT operate a minimum numbers policy so once you're booked you will travel - guaranteed! From the day we started we've NEVER cancelleda departure. Unlike other companies we NEVER mix our trips so - if you book a 3 day trip that's what you'll get, not half of a six day trip!

The Best Vehicles! You're guaranteed the best experiences in what are widely recognised as being the best, and most comfortable backpacker midi-coaches in Ireland

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Tour Highlights

  • Jam with the locals -in the pub with impromptu fiddle, tin whistling and bódhran sessions
  • Experience at the heights of the dramatic Cliffs of Moher
  • Hear tales of warriors and wenches at the mysterious Pol-na-brone Dolmen
  • Explore the stunning Dingle Peninsula 
  • Get the ‘gift of the gab’ when you kiss the Blarney Stone at the legendary Blarney Castle
  • Discover why Irish eyes are always smiling on this fun infused 3 Day tour of Ireland!

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