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!
Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance. Learn more

19 other people are looking at this tour



Connemara is truly the wilderness of Ireland, ravaged during the Great 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 2.5 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!


Why choose this tour?

See all of the highlights in just one day

Ireland's most luxurious fleet

Ireland's most experienced guides

Ireland's highest rated operator

Free 4G unlimited WiFi & USB ports

Risk Free - 100% Refund up to 24 hours before tour

Pick-up Points

  • 08:00am - Paddywagon Office, 34 O'Connell Street Lower (The Spire)
  • 08:10am - Molly Malone Statue, Suffolk Street


  • 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 Family Farm Experience & Silver Mines

    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!
  • The Deserted Maam 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 Maam 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.
  • Lough Corrib Vistas

    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.
  • Galway City - Afternoon at Leisure

    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
  • Return to Dublin

    Your tour will end in downtown Dublin at approximately 19:30 - 20.00

Additional Info

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.
When to Book?
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.

Free Cancellation

With a free cancellation option up to 24 hours before departure you can book with confidence. Lock in your seats (any date for Spring / Summer 2024) at the early bird rate today.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the tour's start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the tour's start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the tour's start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the local time in Ireland.
Learn more about cancellations

Why Book Direct?

You help a local business to recover from the pandemic

You help to maximise the employment of our amazing guides

You enjoy a Best Price Guarantee

You enjoy the Best Cancellation Policy in Ireland

You enjoy Guaranteed Access where tours are overbooked

You contribute to our investment in carbon offset

We say Go Raibh Mile Maith Agat (1000 thanks!)

Paddywagon Tours

Aggregate rating based upon 7304 1st-party reviews

You might also like...

Consent Preferences