Connemara Region Full Day Tour from Galway with Kylemore Abbey Stop

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Spend 2 hours marvelling at the Kylemore Abbey and learn it's importance to the region. Travel along mountains, lakes, bogland and sandy beaches for a full experience of true Irish Culture.

Highlights
  • Discover the majestic Connemara district where you may learn Gaelic phrases, see traditional houses, and be greeted by beautiful natural attractions
  • Admire the picturesque views of the surrounding mountains, beaches, lakes, and popular Irish landmarks!
  • Visit the prestigious 19th century Kylemore Abbey where the Benedictine nuns now reside in

Description

Immerse yourself in a real Irish cultural experience! Hear stories of local families, see traditional thatched roof cottages, and learn some Gaelic phrases! As you travel through Connemara, be inspired by the open, vast skies, majestic mountains, golden beaches, and sandy lakes. You'll be warmly welcomed by the quaint villages tucked between the mountains!

As you travel from Galway, listen to your expert driver/guide share the origin of the Irish language and how it is still the native language of Connemara, despite its diminishing status in the rest of Ireland. Exit the coach to visit iconic Irish landmarks independently and discover rivers and lakes that flow off The Twelve Pins Mountain Range to naturally shape this majestic region.

Extravagantly placed on a lake in the midst of the mountains, the Kylemore Abbey is a must-see when visiting the West of Ireland. Travel among the Twelve Pins mountain range and glassy lakes throughout Connemara en route to this 19th century abbey.

Stops Include

Leenane Village - Nestled between the Mwelrea, Devil's Mother and Maamturk Mountains and facing the Killary Harbour, this old world village was also the setting for the 1990 film The Field.

Kylemore Abbey - Spend 2 hours exploring the Kylemore Abbey and Victorian walled gardens. Built by Mitchell Henry as a gift to his bride, Margaret, the abbey is now the home to the Benedictine Nuns.

An Spidéal - Located along the Wild Atlantic Way, this town is a picturesque Gaeltacht (Irish Speaking) village. It is home to many thatched roof homes, scenic coastlines and beautiful beaches.

Wild Atlantic Way - Travel along Ireland's longest defined coastal route, showcasing natural, rugged and majestic scenery.

Includes

  • Transportation fee

  • English-speaking guide
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Connemara Region Full Day Tour from Galway with Kylemore Abbey Stop

Duration: 8:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Transportation fee / English-speaking guide
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Schedule

  • 09:50-09:00

    Check in at Galway Coach Station or Pick up at Galway Hotels

  • 10:00

    Depart from Galway

  • Leenaun

    Deriving from the phrase "where the tide falls", Leenaun is a quiet village on the shore of Killary Harbour. This village is also used as a filming location for The Field, an Irish drama film starring Sean Bean.

  • Kylemore Abbey

    Now a Benedictine monastery, Kylemore Abbey was built in the late 1800s by Mitchell Henry. History claims that Henry was inspired by his wife to create an estate boasting 'all innovations of the modern age'.

  • An Spidéal

    Find thatched roof homes, picturesque coastlines and shores at An Spidéal. Because of its location, locals are commonly seen sailing, windsurfing and shore fishing. It is also a setting for the famous Irish soap opera, Ros na Rún.

  • Wild Atlantic Way

    Pass by Ireland's longest coastal route on your way back. Drive along soaring cliffs, quaint villages and raw landscapes as you see Mother Nature's untainted creations at its finest. Finally, head back to Galway.

  • 17:30

    End of Tour

  • (For Check-In) Galway Coach Station (Galway Coach Station - Seán Duggan Centre, Fairgreen Road, Ireland) Time: 09:50:00

  • (For Check-Out) Galway Coach Station (Galway Coach Station - Seán Duggan Centre, Fairgreen Road, Ireland) Time: 17:30:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Galway Coach Station (Galway Coach Station - Seán Duggan Centre, Fairgreen Road, Ireland) Time: 09:50:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Galway Coach Station (Galway Coach Station - Seán Duggan Centre, Fairgreen Road, Ireland) Time: 17:30:00

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Notes

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Students will have to bring a valid student ID card for proof of age.

  • Senior citizens will have to provide a passport or a valid ID card showing proof of age.

  • Walking shoes

  • Comfortable clothing

Additional Note(s)
  • Children 3 years old and below are free of charge.

  • Please note that the entrance fees to Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Gardens are not included in the tour price.

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  • Any cancellations made between 2 business days (16:00:00 local time) to 1 business days (16:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made within 1 business days of your activity (after 16:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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