THIS ONE DAY TOUR TO CONNEMARA LEAVES DUBLIN EVERY MORNING AT 6.50AM FROM THE TOURIST OFFICE LOCATED IN THE OLD STONE CHURCH ON SUFFOLK STREET IN DUBLIN CITY CENTRE
PRICE: 45 EURO PER PERSON
PRICE: STUDENT SPECIAL 40 EURO PER PERSON
Please note that the boat cruise on Killary Harbour does not run during the winter months between November and March. Instead of this, Extreme Ireland are delighted to include a traditional mountain sheep farm experience.
Our one day tour to Connemara transports you to the very western and wild side of Ireland. There we will show you the most breathtaking sights and scenery Connemara has on offer. With the wild Atlantic on one side of you during the day and wild endless mountains on the other, you will feel so elated driving through this amazing place. One of only two places in Ireland where sheep have the right of way over cars on the road! In the morning and evening, you have to be careful driving as they tend to sleep on the main roads!
Connemara is one of the most beautiful and mysterious regions in Ireland. Its endless mountains, lakes and wild landscape will stay with you forever.
We have the very best, handsome and funny tour guides with charming sexy accents and they will guarantee you will not want to get off the bus at the end of your magical day trip with us. Ah sure we may even join you for pint of the black stuff after the tour is over!
Join us on this fun filled journey to experience the very best that Connemara has to offer. Breathe in the fresh air of the Atlantic and explore the many different shapes and rock formations that are surrounded in mystery and history.
Can you draw up the courage of a lion to walk across one of Ireland's amazing bogs or maybe a leisurely stroll along the beautiful sweeping beach looking out on Killary Fjord is more your idea of heaven. The West Coast of Ireland is shrouded in History and has mystifying geology and on your one day tour to the Connemara and Galway with us you can experience it all.
Then return to Dublin that evening to reminisce about your exhilarating experience over a cool beverage of your choice. On your travels with us we will fill you in on the History, folklore, geology along with all the current local information, and maybe the gossip, about the areas we visit. Our knowledgeable local guides will see to it that no question you have about your day tour to Connemara and Galway goes unanswered.
Depart from Tourist Office on Suffolk St Dublin 2 (The old stone church). We will make our way west out of Dublin City heading for Galway as our adventure begins.
If we have any passangers to pick up from Galway, we will stop for a quick coffee before hitting the road. We will depart Galway city at 9:30am.
We then take the very scenic coast road from Galway towards Oughterard, the gateway to Connemara and passing through quaint villages on the way with views unmatched anywhere else in Ireland. Connemara is unique in the fact that it has no official boundaries to let you know that you are in Connemara. You just know you're there! Not far into our journey you will get to stop at the famous bridge that was used in the Quiet Man film with John Wayne. Take a picture with your guide as they all think they're John Wayne!
We will stop at Maam Cross where you will see for the first time one of numerous lakes that make Connemara so famous. This are is a 'Gaeltacht' region where the locals speak Irish so you may have to learn a few words on your journey if you want a cup of tea! Not all of Connemara is a 'Gaeltacht' region, but some pockets keep Irish alive as their first language. It is a beautiful language and music to the ears. Someone said once that listening to Irish spoken was the most relaxing thing in the world. I would have to agree. While driving we will have the Maumturk Mountains to our right side before seeing the magnificent Glencoaghan horseshoe part of the Twelve Bens mountain range, one of Ireland's famous hiking routes. We will arrive in the lovely village of Recess where we will break for a short while. This is where Alcock and Brown famously landed their plane in a bog after their record breaking non stop flight from North America to Europe. This is also where Marconi based himself during his productive years and before marrying one of the Hennessy brandy girls!
We now make our way through the wonderful Inagh Valley, famous for the phone advertisement of losing reception. This is one of the most beautiful parts of Connemara where we will stop to take in the breath-taking views with some photos. You will also get a closer look at how 'Turf' is cut from the ground which was used as a fuel source for many hundereds of years.
For one of the highlights of your day, we will make a photo stop at Kylemore Abbey, one of the most distinct buildings in Ireland. It was a female only boarding school for years but now is mainly used by nuns for retreat and for tourists to visit. It is nestled at the base of Druchruach Mountain on the northern shore of Lough Pollacappul and is regarded as one of most romantic places in Ireland. Originally built in 1867 as a romantic gift, the abbey is again steeped in history, including tragedy, Royal visits. After we depart from this majestic setting, we will make our way to 'Killary Fjord', Ireland's only fjord. Marvel at all the mussel beds in the fjord as you look at Mweelrea, the highest mountain on the west coast of Ireland. You will not be disappointed with this natural wonder of the world.
We will hop on the bus again for our trip to the little village of Leenane where the enigmatic movie "The Field" was filmed. This story of The Bull McCabe really instils in you how land is in every Irish person's mindset. We will be driving in a circular route that will take in a picture stop of the Sheefry Hills before making our way back to Maum and then onto Galway City.
Spend an hour walking & sightseeing around Galway city before departing back for Dublin. Visit the main shopping district. Walk down to the busy harbour and see the Spanish Arch. Galway is a bohemian and happy city with a very young population. Home to the Claddagh Ring and 14 families, there is amazing history in this city. This was the last place Christopher Columbus visited before making his way over to the West Indies.
Arrive back in Dublin to reminisce about your fun filled day!
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Connemara Day Tours are confident that we can make your dreams and expectations of Ireland a reality. We believe our tours are the very best on offer. They are hassle-free, informative and better value than anything else on offer, and most of all they are great "craic" and show you a great time. Hop on our bus today and meet likeminded, inquisitive, fun travellers. If you would like an option to stay over in Galway we will gladly help you out and pick you up the next day