Connemara Day Tour

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
  • Spend an hour in Galway City
  • 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: €45.00
Student/senior: €40.00
Child: €22.50

TOUR DEPARTS

6.30 Molly malone statue
Suffolk Street

TOUR RETURNS

19.30 College Green, Dublin City Centre

TOUR DETAILS

Connemara Day Tour from Dublin – visiting Leenane, Killary Fjord, Kylemore Abbey & Galway City
Explore the most beautiful landscapes in Ireland with the Extreme Ireland Connemara Day Tour. This full day trip from Dublin takes in the amazing and rugged landscape of western Ireland including Maan Cross and Inagh Valley. Between April-October you’ll enjoy a 90 minute cruise aboard the Connemara Lady in the magnificent Killary Fjord and a quick photo stop at Kylemore Abbey. Between November and March you’ll visit the famed  Abbey with it’s beautiful Victorian gardens.  On to the village of Leenane, made famous by the movie ‘The Field’. Spend the dwindling hours of the day sightseeing in Galway City before returning to Dublin.
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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
  • Spend an hour in Galway City
  • 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: €45.00
Student/senior: €40.00
Child: €22.50

TOUR DEPARTS

6.30 Molly malone statue
Suffolk Street

TOUR RETURNS

19.30 College Green, Dublin City Centre

TOUR DETAILS

Connemara Day Tour from Dublin – visiting Leenane, Killary Fjord, Kylemore Abbey & Galway City
Explore the most beautiful landscapes in Ireland with the Extreme Ireland Connemara Day Tour. This full day trip from Dublin takes in the amazing and rugged landscape of western Ireland including Maan Cross and Inagh Valley. Between April-October you’ll enjoy a 90 minute cruise aboard the Connemara Lady in the magnificent Killary Fjord and a quick photo stop at Kylemore Abbey. Between November and March you’ll visit the famed  Abbey with it’s beautiful Victorian gardens.  On to the village of Leenane, made famous by the movie ‘The Field’. Spend the dwindling hours of the day sightseeing in Galway City before returning to Dublin.

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 mind set 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.

GALWAY CITY

Back in Galway City, take an hour to explore the narrow streets and visit some craft shops or visit some of the many tourist attractions, the Cladagh Ring Museum, Galway Cathedral and Galway harbour with the magnificent Spanish Arc are but a few. We return to Dublin for 7.30pm after a fun filled day on the Connemara Day Tour

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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 4580054
Email: info@dualway.com

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Ethos

The Dualway Group

Irish, privately-operated, premium Dublin-based transport and tourism operator specialising in passenger transport, sightseeing tours and Dublin visitor hospitality

Vision

To be a vibrant force in the world of transport and tourism by transporting customer experiences to new heights.

Mission

The Dualway Group is an innovative transport and tourism company caring for the needs of its customers, employees and affiliates…. through its commitment to safety, positive teamwork, and the friendly delivery of exceptional products and services.

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Values

The Dualway Group

Irish, privately-operated, premium Dublin-based transport and tourism operator specialising in passenger transport, sightseeing tours and Dublin visitor hospitality

Values

Customer Focused
Customers come first

Safety Focused
Safety is never compromised

Quality through Excellence
Delivering excellence by providing consistent Quality products and services and immaculately presented staff, vehicles and premises

Success Oriented

Achieving customer and industry recognition as market leader, having fun at work and maintaining profitability

Eco/ Socially Aware
Protecting the environment for future generations and remaining committed to involved charitable fundraising activity

Innovative – visionary, trailblazing and resourceful
By being creative in your thoughts and actions

Celtic Warrior Spirited
Passionate about your country and courageous enough to take on the unknown

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History

Award winning family run company operating since 1979 in Dublin passenger transport and tourism.

Starting as a small one man operation, Dualway has expanded slowly over three decades into a family run transport and sightseeing operation today operating two global brands and employing a team of 150.

Since 2004 Dualway has received four Service Excellence Awards from Failte Ireland, recognising its ongoing commitment to customer service excellence. In 2007 The Group was recognised for innovation and awarded the Dublin Tourism Business Award in the Tourism/Transport sector for being the first operator to introduce a multilingual tour to Dublin.

 

In 2012 The Dualway Group became the first transport operator in Europe to achieve Level 4 Business Excellence from EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management) and were among the first companies to receive the Ireland Excellence Award for quality in 2013. The Dualway Group was recognised with the 2013 coveted industry Award for Safety by Fleet Coach & Bus.

The Dualway Group has a systematic fleet rejuvenation plan in place; the provides state of the art user friendly multilingual technology; delivers ongoing team training to ensure customer service excellence; and works to a continuous improvement philosophy towards being recognised as an employer of choice, a low emissions operator and a Best Practice organisation.

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Jobs Forum

Be Part of Our Multi Award Winning Team! “We hire for attitude and train for success!”

Proud winners of 15 awards and one of the first organisations to win an all Ireland Excellence award in January 2013.

Do Your Core Values Match Ours? If “YES” We Want To Hear From You! Take the first steps to your new career right now!

 

Apply Now! Exciting Driver/Guide Positions

Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding career change with the two biggest sightseeing global brands City Sightseeing and Gray Line? Are you passionate about Ireland and would love to meet different people and show them the best that our capital City and country has to offer? Have you a D category licence?  If your answers are “yes” to the above then you’ll want to read more here! We offer an extensive training programme run by professional Guides with years of experience.

Business Operations Manager: Your Expertise Is Needed!

Our company, the Dualway Group was founded in 1978 by our CEO’s father. We’re now the largest privately owned Coach Operator in Dublin boasting a fleet of 65 vehicles, we’re the home to worldwide brands: City Sightseeing and Gray Line and proud winners of 16 prestigious awards. We’re growing, and we’ve created a Business Operations Manager position reporting to our CEO, David McConn.  To find out more and how to apply click here.

 

Depot Coordinator Required For Our Dublin 12 Depot

We are seeking to recruit a Depot Coordinator for our Dublin 12 depot.  This role is ideally suited to ex-drivers and one that will see the successful candidate take ownership of the coordination and up-keep of the depot.  D Licence a distinct advantage! Working hours: 16:00-20:00 Working days: 5/7 For more information and how to apply click here.

Mechanical Foreman

An exciting new role at our Head Office in Rathcoole, Co. Dublin has arisen that will take ownership of the Garage based in Rathcoole.  Fantastic career advancement opportunities!  For more information and how to apply click here.

 

Send your cover letter and CV for our Head Office based positions to hr@dualway.com

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Graduate Program

The Dualway Group Graduate Program 2014

We hire for attitude and train for success.
The 2014 Graduate program offers a Graduate (Level 7 or above) the opportunity to join a fast paced dynamic company on a 12 month fixed term contract. Develop or build on your experience in planning, logistics, customer service, scheduling and on the spot problem solving! You will spend the first 9 months of the program training and working in the nerve centre of our company – the operations department.

Join the Operations team who manage the 50 vehicles and 70 drivers who work an array of diverse duties…..from city tours, scheduled day tours, scheduled orbital services, private coach hire, wedding transfers… You will become an integral part of this team and contribute daily to the successful running of the operation.For the last 3 months of the program, you can spread your wings and work in another function within the organisation choosing from….Sales and Marketing, Finance or Human Resources.To register your interest in our Graduate Program, please submit your CV and cover letter to dualwayhr@gmail.com We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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CSR/Community

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Environment

Environmental Policy

“Protecting the environment for future generations”

One of the core values Dualway holds close to its heart is to work as a sustainable, green organisation. As a transport company Dualway reduces the number of cars on the roads by operating its scheduled services and school runs.

Environmental Policy – Dualway Fleet:

Dualway is committed to its team and its community. That’s why Dualway is striving to operate as a near zero emission operator. Dualway’s fleet is minimum Euro 2 low emmissions with 50% of its fleet Euro 4 or above making it one of the greenest fleets in Dublin.
The Group commitment to the reduction in fuel usage has led to its acquisition of a depot close to the city centre and driver refresher courses focus closely on driving with fuel efficiency in mind with a target to reduce fuel waste by 15% per annum.

Environmental Policy – Dualway Depot:

Dualway has undergone an energy survey by SEI has worked through 2010 to manage energy consumption throughout the organisation. Following their recommendations the depot has been upgraded to maximise energy efficiency and reduce waste. Measures taken to date include:
* Switching to Airtricity
* Full insulation to regulation standard of offices and team canteen
* Energy efficient lighting
* Reduction in fuel usage by 15% using most fuel efficient route planning, new depot, driver training and newer vehicles

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Group Structure

About The Dualway Group

A wholly Irish owned and family-operated, premium Dublin-based transport and tourism operator specialising in passenger transport, sightseeing tours and Dublin visitor hospitality.

Coach Hire

With its professional, friendly and immaculately groomed team and its fleet of vehicles ranging from 29 to 80 seaters, Dualway’s knowledge and experience in the transport and hospitality industry ensures that every aspect of your event, from the booking stage to transport on the day, will be in good hands.

Sightseeing Tours

City Sightseeing open top bus tours offer the perfect way to enjoy city sightseeing. Operating in over 90 destinations around the globe, the Dualway Group own and operate the City Sightseeing brand in Dublin carrying 300,000 Dublin visitors annually on its sightseeing tours.

Gray Line –and operating in over 150 destinations and 6 continents worldwide, the Dualway Group own and operate the Gray Line Ireland license offering a diversity of day and extended tours to suit to every visitor taste.

Dublin Visitor Centre

The Dublin Visitor Centre, owned and operated by the Dualway Group, provides information on top attractions, things to do in Dublin and around Ireland, by the friendliest visitor information team in the Dublin. The Dublin Visitor Centre team have tried and tested and put together Dublin’s best activities and tips to ensure that visitors to Dublin get the best experience to suit their budget and time.

Awards

  • Fleet Coach & Bus Safety Award 2013
  • Ireland Excellence Award 2012
  • EFQM Level 4 2012
  • City Sightseeing Worldwide Tour Operator 2011