CONNEMARA and GALWAY Day Tour From DUBLIN


A true Celtic wilderness - visit Connemara - Ireland's most rugged and beautiful region in a wonderful day tour from Dublin. From famine valleys to views of Galway Bay, and a 2 hrs visit to Galway city this tour has it all!

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€35

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Connemara is truly the wilderness of Ireland, ravaged during the great potato famine of 1847-1851. this landscape was left barren however its true beauty intact.

With fabulous lakes, romantic castles, stone walls, and deserted valleys Connemara features in many blockbuster movies ie The Quiet Man with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara, and the Guard with Brendan Gleeson.

On this tour we introduce you to this amazing part of Ireland, but also take you to Galway city for a 2 hrs stop with a FREE walking tour of the highlights of this traditional, colorful and beautiful tribal city.
Depart Dublin

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.

Cong

Famed by John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara in the film Quiet Man, the village is home to Ashford castle, a regular haunt of the rich and famous and a wedding venue for a host of international stars ie Pierce Brosnan. 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. Take time to enjoy lunch in this beautiful village.

Lough Corrib

Well know for its fishing, Lough Corrib is the second largest lake in Ireland after Lough Neagh. Surrounded by its abundance of wildlife such as otters, hawks, minks, birds the lake consists of 356 different islands. The most famous island among them is Inchagoil island with its spectacular views of Maumturk range, Joyce country, and the mountains of Connemara.

Connemara Wilderness

We continue our drive through the wilderness of Connemara. We enjoy this unique landscape, beautiful lakes, valleys, and mountainous scenery. Ravaged by famine, and predominantly Gaelic the people here still strive to maintain the remanence of rural culture and the traditional Irish way of life.

The Deserted Valley

We head back to Galway via the Maam Valley, an area of scenic and unsurpassed beauty with the lakes of Connemara which unfold in among the twelve Bens mountains. We then travel back along the coast and Galway Bay through Spiddal, and enjoy magnificent views of the Atlantic Coastline to Galway and Aran Islands.

Galway

We arrive in Galway, known as the city of tribes and once home to Christopher Columbus. The city is Ireland's traditional capital and home to some of our finest traditional musicians. Our 2 hrs stop allows us to take a FREE walking tour to explore the city or enjoy it at your own leisure. Explore highlights like the Spanish Arch, St. Nicholas Cathedral, the colorful Shop Street where or maybe even sample some world famous Galway Bay oysters. We return to Dublin late in the evening after enjoying a great day out.

Pick-up Points
  1. Paddys Palace, Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin @ 08:00am
  2. O'Connell Street - "Discover Ireland" Office, next to Savoy Cinema @ 08:10am
  3. Tourist Office, Suffolk Street (Molly Malone Statue) @ 08:15am