Connemara Day Tour – Irish Day Tours

OPERATED BY EXTREME IRELAND

WHAT YOUR TICKET INCLUDES

  • Connemara Day Tour
  • Explore Connemara and the rugged west of Ireland
  • Killary Fjord cruise or visit to a Sheep farm*
  • Explore magnificent Kylemore Abbey
  • Visit the quaint village of Leenane
  • Visit Glengowla Silver and Lead mines
  • One of the top rated day trips from Dublin by Trip Advisor
  • One of Ireland’s top attractions
  • Lunch not included in tour price

PRICE

ADULT: €55.00
Student/senior: €50.00
Child (5 -12 years): €28.00
Infant (0-4 years) Free
Take Note:  Please arrive 10 minutes before departure.
April- October: this tour offers 1.5 hour boat cruise along Killary Fjord
Nov -March: unique sheep dog and turf cutting experience on a traditional working mountain farm.

TOUR DEPARTS

6.30 Molly Malone statue
Suffolk Street

TOUR RETURNS

19.30 College Green, Dublin City Centre

CONNEMARA DAY TOUR OVERVIEW

The Connemara day tour takes you to the wild west of Ireland. Experience its lakes, mountains and bogs where the traditions of yesteryear are still very much a part of daily life. This scenic country tour includes a photo stop at the romantic Kylemore Abbey, a 90 minutes boat cruise on the Killary fjord in summer, or traditional sheepdog trials and turf cutting in winter, and a visit to the Glengowla Mines.

DESCRIPTION

Taking a scenic route to Oughterard, ‘The Gateway to Connemara’. We will pass through many quaint towns and enjoy the beautiful scenery before we enter the national park, which has no boundary lines but is marked by its truly outstanding beauty and panoramic, unspoiled views.

During the high season (April- October) this tour includes a 1.5 hour boat cruise around Killary harbour. During the low season (November – March) the boat cruise does not run but instead, we will visit the Killary Sheep Farm. You will be given a skilled sheepdog demonstration and told about how the people and the livestock cope with the barren land and the harsh weather. You will also be given a demonstration on turf cutting. Maybe turn a sod yourself!

Our next step is Kylemore Abbey, said to be one of the most romantic castles in Ireland. Here you can get some photos of this amazing setting and relax for some lunch (not included). Afterwards, we visit the intriguing Glengowla silver mines which was abandoned in 1865 and is now run as a museum and a fascinating insight into life back then. We then set on our way back to Dublin and reminisce about our adventure to Ireland’s wild west.

HIGHLIGHTS

Connemara National Park, Kylemore Abbey (photo stop), Killary Harbour Boat Cruise (summer months), Killary Sheep Farm (winter months), Glengowla Silver Mines

ITINERARY

06:30 – Depart Dublin from Suffolk Street by Molly Malone statue.

10:30 – Jump aboard and take a cruise down Killary Harbour (April- Oct) or visit Killary Sheep Farm (Nov – March)

12:45 – Drive through Inagh Valley and make a photo stop at Kylemore Abbey and have lunch at the Abbey visitor centre ( not included)

15:00 – Visit the Glengowla silver and lead mines

19:00 – Arrive back in Dublin city (Approx)
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WHAT YOUR TICKET INCLUDES

  • Connemara Day Tour
  • Explore Connemara and the rugged west of Ireland
  • Killary Fjord cruise or visit to a Sheep farm*
  • Explore magnificent Kylemore Abbey
  • Visit the quaint village of Leenane
  • Visit Glengowla Silver and Lead mines
  • One of the top rated day trips from Dublin by Trip Advisor
  • One of Ireland’s top attractions
  • Lunch not included in tour price

PRICE

ADULT: €55.00
Student/senior: €50.00
Child (5 -12 years): €28.00
Infant (0-4 years) Free
Take Note:  Please arrive 10 minutes before departure.
April- October: this tour offers 1.5 hour boat cruise along Killary Fjord
Nov -March: unique sheep dog and turf cutting experience on a traditional working mountain farm.

TOUR DEPARTS

6.30 Molly Malone statue
Suffolk Street

TOUR RETURNS

19.30 College Green, Dublin City Centre

CONNEMARA DAY TOUR OVERVIEW

The Connemara day tour takes you to the wild west of Ireland. Experience its lakes, mountains and bogs where the traditions of yesteryear are still very much a part of daily life. This scenic country tour includes a photo stop at the romantic Kylemore Abbey, a 90 minutes boat cruise on the Killary fjord in summer, or traditional sheepdog trials and turf cutting in winter, and a visit to the Glengowla Mines.

DESCRIPTION

Taking a scenic route to Oughterard, ‘The Gateway to Connemara’. We will pass through many quaint towns and enjoy the beautiful scenery before we enter the national park, which has no boundary lines but is marked by its truly outstanding beauty and panoramic, unspoiled views.

During the high season (April- October) this tour includes a 1.5 hour boat cruise around Killary harbour. During the low season (November – March) the boat cruise does not run but instead, we will visit the Killary Sheep Farm. You will be given a skilled sheepdog demonstration and told about how the people and the livestock cope with the barren land and the harsh weather. You will also be given a demonstration on turf cutting. Maybe turn a sod yourself!

Our next step is Kylemore Abbey, said to be one of the most romantic castles in Ireland. Here you can get some photos of this amazing setting and relax for some lunch (not included). Afterwards, we visit the intriguing Glengowla silver mines which was abandoned in 1865 and is now run as a museum and a fascinating insight into life back then. We then set on our way back to Dublin and reminisce about our adventure to Ireland’s wild west.

HIGHLIGHTS

Connemara National Park, Kylemore Abbey (photo stop), Killary Harbour Boat Cruise (summer months), Killary Sheep Farm (winter months), Glengowla Silver Mines

ITINERARY

06:30 – Depart Dublin from Suffolk Street by Molly Malone statue.

10:30 – Jump aboard and take a cruise down Killary Harbour (April- Oct) or visit Killary Sheep Farm (Nov – March)

12:45 – Drive through Inagh Valley and make a photo stop at Kylemore Abbey and have lunch at the Abbey visitor centre ( not included)

15:00 – Visit the Glengowla silver and lead mines

19:00 – Arrive back in Dublin city (Approx)

THE GATEWAY TO CONNEMARA

Your day tour arrives in Galway at 9.00 for a quick coffee before taking the scenic coastal road to Oughterard, ‘ The Gateway to Connemara’. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and small villages which dot this part of the Irish countryside. The Connemara national park has no boundary lines but is marked by its outstanding natural beauty and unspoiled views. We will visit a famous bridge in the area that any fan of John Wayne’s ‘The Quiet Man’ will recognise straight away.

KILLARY FJORD

Next up is the only Fjord in Ireland: ‘Killary Fjord’. A picturesque setting with marvellous views across of Mweelrea, the highest mountain range on the west coast. During the high season (April – October) this tour includes a one and a half hour boat cruise around Killary harbour. Your lunch stop will be on the boat during these months.  During the low season (November – March) the boat cruise does not run but instead, we will visit the Killary Sheep Farm, a traditional farm with approximately 200 ewes and lambs that roam freely around the fjord. You will be given a skilled sheepdog demonstration and told about how the people and the livestock cope with the barren land and the harsh weather. You will also be given a demonstration on traditional Irish turf cutting.

CONNEMARA

Then we travel to Maam Cross, a particularly beautiful place with picture perfect views of lakes, hills and other gems. Breathe in the air and enjoy the stillness of this enchanted place. This national park is truly a hidden gem. This area is also a gaeltacht area, which means that Irish is still the first language of its inhabitants. We’ll drive along the mesmerising Maumturk Mountains and the Twelve Bens and arrive at the village of Recess, where we’ll learn some more about the history of the region concerning aviation history and radio. I won’t spoil it by saying more.

KYLEMORE ABBEY

We will travel through the fabulous Inagh Valley to our next stop “Kylemore Abbey”. Once a prestigious girl’s boarding school, the abbey now homes nuns on retreat and welcomes tourists from all over the world. The abbey is situated at the base of the Druchruach Mountains with views out to the northern shore of Lough Pollacapall. You will be allotted sufficient time to enjoy the views, history and the pure beauty of this place.

LEENANE

Next on the list is the village of Leenane where the iconic film “The Field” was shot – a must-see for any film buff. The story of the Bull McCabe captures the Irish mindset of the value of land above all things. From here, we will continue in a circular route towards Galway taking in views of the Sheefry Hills.

 

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CONNEMARA NATIONAL PARK

KILLARY FJORD

MOLLY MALONE

KYLEMORE ABBEY

LEENANE

GALWAY CITY

Contact Details

Dualway Coaches Ltd, Keatings
Park, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin
Tel: 00353 (0) 1 685 4045
Email: info@dualway.com

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