CONNEMARA and GALWAY Day Tour From DUBLIN
Departs from the following locations:
- Paddys Palace, Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin @ 8.00am
- Tourist Office, Suffolk Street. @ 8.15am
- O'Connell Street - "Discover Ireland" Office, next to Savoy Cinema @ 8.10am
This is an excellent day tour to Connemara which is Ireland's most dramatic landscape. Among the many highlights of this tour are Cong, Lough Corrib, Connemara Wilderness and Galway Bay. We also have plenty of time to experience Galway, Ireland's coolest city. Those who wish to have the opportunity to join a local walking tour of Galway City, will have an opportunity to do so during our 2 hour stop in Galway City.
We depart Dublin and make our way West for a great day Tour to Connemara. On our way across the midlands of Ireland we shall make a comfort stop for refreshments and a chance to stretch your legs. On arrival in Connemara, We will visit the picturesque village of Cong, this is a national Tidy-Town winner and the location for the Oscar winning Hollywood movie - The Quiet Man.
John Wayne loved it and Pierce Brosnan got married in Ashford Castle. From beautiful abbeys to medieval castles...rivers, stunning lakes and babbling brooks, Cong is a true picture postcard of Ireland!! We take a break here with a visit to Cong Abbey, the ruins of an Augustinian monastery. enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of this charming town!
We will stop for photos at the mysterious Lough Corrib. With 365 islands, it has one for every day of the year. Our route takes us along a section of the lake, and prepare to marvel at the scenery.
We continue our drive through the wilderness in Connemara. We enjoy this unique landscape, as we see beautiful lakes, valleys, and mountainous scenery. We may even see fishermen in their traditional boats lobster fishing. Ravished by the famine and predominantly Gaelic speaking, this area still maintains many of the traditional ways of long ago!!
The Deserted Valley
Heading back to Galway by the Maam Valley an area of scenic and unsurpassed beauty, the lakes of Connemara, which are rich for fishing begin to unfold in amongst the twelve Bens mountains. Travelling back along the coast road via Spiddal, we enjoy great views of the Atlantic Coastline and Galway Bay as we make our way towards Galway City!
Galway...we love you
A breathtaking 2 hour stop in Galway with time to explore the Spanish Arch, amble along the colorful shop streets, and listen to some street musicians or maybe even sample some world famous Galway Bay oysters...truly a remarkable city and a amazing way to top off a world famous day out. Consider joining a local walking tour to make the most of your time in the city. We return to Dublin City arriving back in the late evening after a great day out!
- A sparkling 100% Irish Tour Guide
- Luxury Mercedes Paddywagon Bus
- The Beautiful village of Cong
- Spectacular Lough Corrib
- The magestic Connemara Valleys
- Cong Abbey