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On Dublin’s Doorstep are counties Kildare, Wicklow and Meath that surround Ireland’s capital. These places offer a serene alternative to the city with glistening lakes, scenic pasturelands, tranquil forests to explore and local towns, rural life and traditions to experience. All with easy access to take in Dublin. The Hidden Heartlands are centered around local communities. Lifestyle can be discovered across a lattice work of land and water trails showcased by the iconic River Shannon and eh Beara Breifne Way.

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What to do

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The water offers leisurely boat trips, water sports and great fishing, while numerous walks, cycle and pony trekking trails allow you to take in the view, or explore the quaint towns and villages of our rural heartlands.

Tasting in Tullamore Dew Ireland Tours

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Why not take a journey of taste and true character at the home of Tullamore Dew?

Dublins Doorstep Ireland Tours

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Plan your own day with your Private Car and Driver. 8 hours from $754.*

River Shannon Ireland Tours

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Cruise down Ireland’s longest river, the River Shannon.

Where to stay

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The K Club Kildare Ireland Tours

The K Club | Steffan, Kildare

Steeped in history, The K Club combines old world elegance with indulgent luxury. Built in 1832, the original house was modelled after a French Chateau and still retains many of the original architectural features, artwork and antiques.

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Barberstown Castle Hotel Kildare Ireland Tours

Barberstown Castle Hotel | Straffan, Kildare

Barberstown Castle, built in the 13th Century, provides a personal and memorable experience. Dublin City and Airport is just 30 minutes away.

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Lough Rynn Castle Leitrim Ireland Tours

Lough Rynn Castle | Leitrim

Lough Rynn a magical Castle hotel, a place where old world elegance mixes seamlessly with unimaginable modern luxury.

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Kilashee House Hotel Kildare Ireland Tours

Kilashee House Hotel

Dunboyne Castle Hotel Meath Ireland Tours

Dunboyne Castle Hotel

For full accommodation information including features and pricing click here.  ^Accommodation ‘from’ pricing is per person per night. *Sightseeing pricing per person and subject to change based on seasonality and other operational factors.

Trips That Visit Dublin's Doorstep...

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Brendan Tours Ireland Tours

Celebrate in Ireland

Save $300 per couple on trips with flights*

^Tourism Ireland photo credit for Temple Bar photo.