CONNEMARA 2 DAY CYCLE & WORKING SHEEP FARM/KILLARY FJORD TOUR FROM DUBLIN
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DEPARTURE TIME: 6:30AM (Please arrive 10 minutes before)
DEPARTURE LOCATION: Molly Malone Statue on Suffolk Street - MAP
PRICE: €134 PER PERSON SHARING
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: € 20 ADDITIONAL - (Paid on arrival to accommodation)
The Customer must depart the coach at Leenane for the 2 day Connemara cycle tour - please inform the driver before departing Dublin.
THIS 2 DAY CONNEMARA TOUR INCLUDES: KYLEMORE ABBEY (photo stop), KILLARY HARBOUR, KILLARY SHEEP FARM, BIKE HIRE, 1 NIGHT BED & BREAKFAST, ENTRY INTO LEENANE SHEEP & WOOL MUSEUM, & GALWAY CITY.
The Killary boat cruise is closed during the winter months (November-March) so instead of this, we are delighted to offer a unique experience on a traditional working mountain farm. At the Killary Sheep Farm, in the heart of Connemara, you can watch the farmer give a sheep dog demonstration, along with showing you other tricks of the trade. Learn about life on a farm and rural living.
Connemara Day Tours are confident that we can surpass your dreams and expectations of Ireland. 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 "cráic" and show you a great time. Hop on our bus today and meet likeminded, inquisitive, fun travellers. This option allows you to stay overnight in one of the most beautiful areas in Ireland and explore it by bike.
Our two day cycle tour to Connemara transports you to see one of Ireland's 7 Wonders - the Kylemore Abbey and Victorian walled garden. Located on the western and wild side of Ireland, we show you the most breathtaking sights and scenery that Connemara has to offer. With the wild Atlantic on one side and endless mountains on the other, you will feel invigorated and mesmerised as we drive and cycle through this naturally beautiful area. This is also 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 craggy mountains, loughs (lakes) and wild landscape will stay with you forever.
You will have the afternoon of your first day and the morning of your second day to cycle the fjord and explore its nooks and crannies. Having spent the night and had breakfast at Portfinn Lodge, you will leave your bike behind to visit the Sheep and Wool Museum in Leenane. From there you will rejoin your tour bus and complete your Connemara tour.
We have the very best tour guides in the business, all very well versed in Irish history and entertaining. You will learn plenty of Irish history and ancient tales, all delivered with knowledge and humour by our charming guides. They will guarantee you will not want to get off the bus at the end of your magical day trip with us.
Join us on this fun-filled journey to experience the very best that Connemara has to offer. Breathe the fresh air of the Atlantic, and explore the many different shapes and rock formations that are shrouded in both 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?
Before departing for Dublin, there is time to get acquainted with Galway town to see its heritage and cráic! The West Coast of Ireland is shrouded in history, mystifying geology and raw beauty. On your two day tour to Connemara and Galway, you can experience it all.
On your travels with us, we will fill you in on the history, folklore, geology and current information about the areas we visit. Our local guides will see to it that no question you have about your day tour to Connemara and Galway goes unanswered. If they don't know something, they will find out for you by the end of the day. Return to Dublin in the evening to reminisce about your exhilarating experience over a cool pint of the black stuff!
Meet your guide and fellow travellers at the Molly Malone Statue on Suffolk Street. We will make our way west out of Dublin city, heading for Galway as our adventure begins.
Arrive in Galway for a comfort stop before hitting the coast road. If we have any passengers to pick up from Galway, we will be departing Galway city at 9:30 am.
We take the scenic road from Galway towards Oughterard - the gateway to Connemara. Look out the window and be amazed by the stunning scenery as we pass through quaint villages on the way. The views are simply breathtaking and this is one of the most beautiful locations in Ireland. Connemara is unique in that it has no official boundaries to let you know that you are in Connemara, you just know you're there! The beauty of the landscape lets you know you have arrived. Not far into our journey, you will see the famous bridge that was used in the film, 'The Quiet Man' starring John Wayne. It's a lovely photo opportunity!
Time to visit the only Fjord in Ireland: 'Killary Fjord'. Enjoy the views across the water of Mweelrea, the highest mountain range on the west coast and marvel at the mussel beds in the harbour. 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.
After your farm visit, a bicycle will be delivered and will be waiting for you to roam around Killary and further afield, if you are feeling energetic. Perhaps cycle to Little Killary or across to the Mayo side of the fjord to see Ashleigh Falls or Bundorragha and the famous Delphi fishery. The bicycle is yours until 12.00 pm the following day when it will be collected from the Kylemore Pass hotel.
Breakfast is at the Kylemore Pass Hotel and then you are free to explore the majestic surroundings for the morning. Remember to bring your bike back to the Lodge and then be ready to meet the bus for a 12pm departure outside the Sheep and Wool Museum. Please be there 10 minutes before departure.
We will travel through the fabulous Inagh Valley, which was featured in the mobile phone advertisement, "Can you hear me now?", a line every Irish person says when reception is poor. This is a beautiful area, filled with mesmerising views. The photo opportunities are endless! Next stop is Kylemore Abbey, once a prestigious girls boarding school. It now homes nuns on retreat and welcomes tourists from around the world. The abbey is situated at the base of the Druchruach mountains with views out to the northern shore of Lough Pollacapall. The views are breathtaking, relax and absorb the history and pure beauty here.
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 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.
Spend an hour walking & sightseeing around vibrant Galway city before departing for Dublin. Visit the main shopping district, walk to the harbour and see the Spanish Arch. Galway is a bohemian city with a very young population. It is also home to the famous Claddagh ring. Learn about this historical town and the '14 tribes of Galway'. This was the last place Christopher Columbus visited before making his way to the West Indies.
Arrive back in Dublin to reminisce about your fun filled adventure in the beautiful Connemara region!