Connemara and Galway Tour from Dublin

Connemara and Galway 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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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 hour stop. Plenty of time to explore the highlights of this traditional, colourful and beautiful tribal city.

NB: from 1st April, with the longer daylight hours, this tour will also feature a 90 minute stop at Glengowla mines (entrance included) and a 2.5 hour visit to Galway. At Glengowla you'll have a chance to explore one of Connemara's historic silver mines and also enjoy sheepdog demos and the cutting of turf!


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  • Depart Dublin

    This tour departs central Dublin relatively early (see booking calendar for locations and times) and heads west to the spectacular Gaeltacht of Connemara and Galway, the city of the tribes!

  • Glengowla Mine (from 1st April)

    With the longer daylight hours from 1st April, we'll also include a visit to Glengowla mines in Oughterard. Glengowla is a show mine which offers underground tours of one of the regions historic silver mines. Above ground, you can enjoy sheepdog demonstrations and learn about how turf is cut as per tradition. Entrance is included! (lock in the current price by booking in advance - you can always cancel up to 24 hours before departure)

  • The Deserted Ma'am Valley - Glengowla to Galway

    Sit back and take in the famous Connemara views on the road trip from Glengowla to Galway city. Your route takes you through spectacular valleys including Ma'am Cross and down the coast road along a portion of the Wild Atlantic Way. Incredible views of the lakes of Connemara and Twelve Pins mountain range await. On clear days spot the Gaelic speaking Aran Islands off the coast as we pass the port at Rossaveal and then on to Gaelic speaking Spiddle (an Spideal) on the outskirts of Galway.

  • 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.

    NB: we will no longer feature Cong on public tours from 1st April

  • 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.

  • 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 stop allows you to explore the city at your leisure. Explore highlights like the Spanish Arch, St. Nicholas Cathedral, the colourful Shop Street or maybe even sample some world famous Galway Bay oysters.

    NB: with longer daylight hours from 1st April the visit to Galway will increase from 2 hours to 2.5 hours.

  • Return to Dublin

    The tour will depart Galway to return to Dublin at approximately 19:30 - 20.00


EnglishThis tour is exclusively in English.


You will receive your ticket (featuring your booking number) via email immediately at time of booking. There is no need to print the ticket. If you wish, you can simply show it on your phone or tablet.

  • 08:05am - Paddywagon Office, 34 O'Connell Street Lower (The Spire)
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