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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!
Look forward to visiting Glengowla Family Farm Experience and Show Mines in Oughterard, Connemara.
Historically, both silver and lead were mined here until 1865. Some of the lead was used to produce ammunition for both the Crimean War of the 1850s (present day Ukraine) and the American Civil War of the 1860s.
Once you view the underground marble show caves (still studded with silver and lead) you can pan for precious metal and rare stones at the panning station - and keep any gems that you find (which would make for a cool souvenir or jewellery)!
Above ground, you can enjoy the Family Farm Experience. Enjoy a leisurely farm walk to view the animals (including lambs in season), sheepdog demonstrations and learn about how turf is cut as per tradition - before trying yourself!
EUR 13.00 Entrance is included!
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.
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.
We arrive in Galway, known as the city of tribes and once home to Christopher Columbus. The city is western 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.
Enjoy 2.5 hours in Galway city at leisure (free walking tour also available)
Popular places to shop, eat and drink;
"Legend of the Claddagh Ring" Shop - 26 Shop Street
O'Máille Aran Sweaters - 16 High Street
Aran Islands Knitwear - 21 High Street
Tigh Chóilí Pub - Mainguard Street
Tigh Neachtain Pub - 17 Upper Cross Street
Your tour will end in downtown Dublin at approximately 19:30 - 20.00
This 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.
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities. You can book up to 60 minutes before departure if there are still places available.
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