Day Tour

Half Day Cobh & Old Midleton Distillery Shore Excursion (4 Hours 15 Minutes)

Moloney & Kelly - Ireland

Cork, Ireland

Valid for Travel Now Through: 28 May 2019

Half Day Cobh & Old Midleton Distillery Shore Excursion (4 Hours 15 Minutes)

Cork, Ireland

Tour Features


  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations
  • Food & Wine
  • Sightseeing



Recommended Ages

18 and Above

Activity Level



Depart the Port of Cork accompanied by a local private guide. And travel on to Cobh, a pretty fishing village which has one of the world’s finest harbours and from which The Titanic commenced its final voyage.

Your first stop of the day is a visit to the Cobh Heritage Centre a dramatic exhibition of the origins, history and legacy of Cobh. Known previously as Queenstown this was the main port for Irish emigrants to Canada and the United States. The famine resulted as a consequence of widespread potato crop failure. In 1846 the potato crop failed completely and in the years 1847-1849, escape was seen by many as the only chance for survival - between 1845 and 1851 over 1,500,000 people emigrated from Ireland.

On the 11th April 1912 the newly built Titanic called to the port of Queenstown (now known as Cobh) on her maiden voyage. Titanic had set out from Southampton and called to Cherbourg before her final call to Queenstown (Cobh). The story of the Titanic and the White Star line is also told at the Cobh Heritage Centre.

Leaving Cobh behind drive to Midleton. Visit The Jameson Old Midleton Distillery which is a wonderful, worthwhile excursion. Follow the old distillery trail through mills, maltings, corn stores, stillhouses, warehouses and kilns and view the world’s oldest pot. After your tour enjoy a sampling of the internationally renowned Jameson whiskey in the bar.

Return to the Port of Cork

About Us

Moloney & Kelly provide an all-in service for our valued Virtuoso partners and their clients. We will design a program to your specific needs. As your onsite partner in Ireland, we are here to assist and advise in any way that we can to ensure that you have a rich and rewarding experience while in Ireland.

Insider Tip

Ask our advisors about some exclusives we can offer, including private access to attractions and stately homes.

Terms & Conditions

Payment Policy:

Deposit Payments vary on depending whether it is an individual or group booking as well as being dependent on booking conditions of certain hotels and suppliers. Normally, we request a 20% non-refundable deposit once reservations are confirmed. Balance is due three weeks prior to arrival. Payment in Euros by bank draft (which must be drawn on Irish Bank), wire transfer or credit card.


Bank Name: AIB

100/101 Grafton Street, Dublin 2, Ireland

SortCode: 93-10-47

Account Number 49501092


IBAN: IBAN IE03 AIBK 9310 4749 5010 92

Cancellation Policies:

Policy varies depending on terms and conditions of suppliers. Specific information will be given to Virtuoso members when reservations are confirmed.

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Reviews and Recommendations for Moloney & Kelly - Ireland


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Irish Eyes upon us

By: gorbys

Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2013

We had really no reason to interact with our Ireland travel planners since we worked with a US agent, however Michael checked on us by phone at least three times during our trip - to make certain we had received our package of vouchers, and that there was nothing additional that we needed. Thanks for a wonderful trip! I highly recommend you add Kilarey sheep farm to your frequent must-see list! FABULOUS trip!
Travel Advisor:  Gayle Soloe
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Highly Recommended

By: Pat

Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2014

Travel Advisor:  Monica Varri

Great Tour Company

By: John63

Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2014

We had a wonderful experience with Moloney & Kelly on our recent trip to Ireland.  We hired them to provide a car and a driver for a day tour to the Irish countryside outside of Dublin.  Our day with our driver and guide, Sean Patrick O'Rourk could not have been better.  Sean is delightful and a wealth of information on just about any topic you can imagine.  We highly recommend Sean and Moloney & Kelly if you're headed to Ireland and want a special, educational and most enjoyable private tour experience.
Travel Advisor:  Cheryl Taylor


By: O'Briens

Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2014

Marie was terrific, everyday was fun, she made the tour fun!She was most accommodating to our needs and all I can say is it was a delightful trip to Ireland.
Travel Advisor:  Bettie Lee

Highly Recommended

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2014

Marie was a joy to be with.  She was very accommodating with our group which is not an easy thing to do.  I would definitely use her again if I return to Ireland.  I learned a lot of Irish history which I was unaware of. 
Travel Advisor:  Bettie Lee

Accomodating and excellent service!

By: Maureen75

Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2015

We learned in Ireland of just how well respected Moloney & Kelly Travel is, especially Sandra. They found our group of 14 a great, self-directed tour - provided an awesome tour guide/driver and worked closely with us in resolving an unforeseen issue with one of the hotels. Happy to recommend the agency!
Travel Advisor:  Cheryl Taylor

Went Off Without a Hitch

By: Claire

Reviewed on: 15 Jun 2016

Moloney & Kelly hooked us up. We loved the hotels we stayed at - they picked up on exactly what we were looking for, and did it in one of the busiest times in the country (the week between St. Patrick's Day and Easter). Our tour guides were absolutely fantastic - kind, smart, well-informed, and flexible. The trip really did go off without a hitch. There was one day that we needed to switch plans. I was unsure on what the best move was, and Moloney & Kelly talked through the different options with me to help me make a decision. I took Moloney & Kelly's advice, and they changed the plans no problem. I highly recommend Moloney & Kelly - they have good taste and know what they're doing.
Travel Advisor:  Kathy Moran

Dublin to N. Ireland

By: JP

Reviewed on: 14 May 2017

The trip from N. Ireland went off without a hitch. Excellent driver, Phillip, who was extremely knowledgeable on all variety of subjects concerning N. Ireland. I highly recommend him as a driver and guide.
Travel Advisor:  Kip Abbott

Maloney and kelly

By: Diane

Reviewed on: 08 Jun 2017

Maloney and Kelly arranged a lovely Ireland tour for us. Our driver was absolutely wonderful and the accommodations were mostly superb! Our vouchers were all in order. I would highly recommend them
Travel Advisor:  Kathy Moran

Moloney & Kelly - Ireland

By: xyz

Reviewed on: 30 Jun 2017

Did a wonderful job of coordinating a difficult and complicated itinerary.
Travel Advisor:  Cindy Moore


By: JIm Johnson

Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2017

The walking tour guide and our driver were tops. Made the experience all the better and the private tours are worth the money. Hate standing in line.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush

Dublin and Belfast guides

By: Laurie Rothinghouse

Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2017

Very good. Guides were very informative. Loved all the history and learned a by having a private driver.
Travel Advisor:  Eleanor Hardy

Ireland - Maloney & Kelly

By: Melek

Reviewed on: 30 May 2018

My family just returned from Ireland and with our Virtuoso Travel Advisor and Maloney and Kelly tour operator - everything was perfect! Very organized from pick-up to drop off. The suggested itinerary, the driver/guide and other private tours could not have been better! They work with the best of the best. Really just a top-notch and first class tour operator.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Ward


By: Lala

Reviewed on: 05 Jun 2018

I was a little disappointed with this company. We were not told where to meet our driver at the train station so we spent 30 minutes figuring out where he was. The hotel accommodations were not what we expected....hotel was old and worn and all 3 rooms were not equal. Our driver was not given any guidance in where to take us one day. Overall, they were ok, but nothing special.
Travel Advisor:  Cheryl Taylor

Ireland family vacation

By: Barb Springer

Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2018

Our trip to Ireland was fantastic and Moloney & Kelly did a great job planning the trip! We used their vouchers at all of the locations and it was a very smooth process. The guides they chose for us were all great, especially Paul Gregan! He was with us for a week and he has a wealth of knowledge about the country and its history, and while very professional, he was also a lot of fun. He tailored our trip across Ireland to our preferences and personalities and we had a wonderful time!
Travel Advisor:  Susan Ward


By: Cajunstephanie

Reviewed on: 01 Aug 2018

They were professional and reliable, but some of their drivers were gregarious and informative while others were very quiet and aloof. I have mixed feelings about recommending them due to the inconsistency of service delivery. Although reliable and punctual it felt more like a transportation service than a tour guide service.
Travel Advisor:  Dyana Thomas


By: Brittany

Reviewed on: 05 Aug 2018

Are trip to Ireland was wonderful!! We had such a great experiment working with Maloney & Kelly.
Travel Advisor:  Suzan Von Lengerke
Not Recommended

Ireland Tip

By: Johnny

Reviewed on: 04 Sep 2018

The driver was nearly 30 minutes late to pick us up. We did not receive a call in advance from him or the agency that he would be late. He only apologized when we pressed him on why he was late.


By: Don

Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2018

Arranged great accomodation. Make sure you know whether your tour conductor is a driver/guide or just a driver. Overll good
Travel Advisor:  Jodi Fox