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Wild Connemara Day tour from Dublin

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Wild Connemara Day Tour

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  • Experience the Wild landscape of Connemara
  • Experience a sheepdog demonstration ( winter months )
  • Visit the Inagh Valley
  • See the Romantic Kylemore Abbey
  • Visit Galway City

 

Time: 6:30am (Arrive 10mins before)

Location: Molly Malone Statue on Suffolk Street  See Map

 

Adult  -  €55   €50

Student (13-16) / Senior€50  €45

Children (5-12)  -  €27.50   €25

Infant (0-4)  -  Free

 

Add a meal back in Dublin at The Riddler Restaurant serving modern Irish Food.

( Add on our booking page  -  Your guide can drop you off at the restaurant )

 

Overview

Connemara is truly one of the most breathtaking regions in all of Ireland. Vibrant colours, wild landscape, lakes and even a fjord await us.  During your travels, our guides will educate you on the region’s flora and fauna as well as the intriguing history and mythology of this picturesque area.  Visit Kylemore Abbey, The Inagh Valley and visit a working sheep farm wit a sheepdog demonstration during winter months.  A trip to Connemara is a must for all travellers to Ireland. It is a place you need to see to believe. When you arrive at the Connemara National Park, be prepared  to be stunned by the mesmerizing beauty surrounding you.

 

Itinerary

 

6:30am - Departing from Dublin
We depart for our day’s adventure to the wild west of Ireland from the Molly Malone Statue on Suffolk Street.
9:00am - Oughterard
As we bypass Galway, we take the road for Oughterard, said to be the official gateway to Connemara. On the road you will pass beautiful thatched cottages, wild flowers along the hedges and lots of sheep!  We pass through Maam Cross and you can take in the spectacular views of numerous lakes and mountains. This is also one of the few pockets of Ireland where locals speak Irish as their first language. As we move on you will see the Twelve Bens, mountain range. 
10:30am - Killary Fjord / Killary Sheep Farm
We head towards Killary Fjord which is the only true fjord in Ireland! There are thriving mussel beds in the fjord, all rimmed by Mweelrea, the highest mountain range on the west coast. Please note that during the high season (April – October) this tour offers a 1.5 hour boat cruise in Killary Harbour. During the low season (November – March) the boat cruise will not run and instead we will make our way over to the Killary Sheep Farm, a traditional site that hosts approximately 200 ewes and lambs that roam freely across the fjord.  You will have the unique opportunity to observe Tom performing a skilled sheepdog demonstration as well as providing insight into life on a farm.
12:15pm - The Inagh Valley / Kylemore Abbey
Our next stop is Kylemore Abbey, a romantic castle built among an equally beautiful landscape. Originally built as a luxurious home, today Kylemore Abbey is Connemara’s biggest tourist attraction visited by millions every year. The location is simply picturesque!  Next we travel through one of Connemara’s most beautiful places, The Inagh Valley.
2:00pm - Village of Leenane to Galway city
We pass through the little village of Leenane where the enigmatic movie “The Field” was filmed. The story of Bull McCabe really instills the importance of land in every Irish person’s mindset.
3:00pm - Galway City
We visit the bohemian city of Galway, you will have an hour and 15 minutes to explore the streets of Galway and a few of its attractions. 

Highlights

 WILD CONNEMARA

Connemara mountains, Connemara Tour

Connemara National Park

The Connemara National park has no visible boundary but it is obvious you are there by the sheer beauty of the region. It covers 2957 hectares and contains lakes mountains and bogs and the Wild Atlantic way coastline. The scenery is absolutely stunning and on a fine day it is one of the most beautiful places in Ireland

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SHEEPDOG DEMO  –  (Nov - March )

Enjoy a fantastic visit to a working sheep farm. Tom Nee will give you a great demonstration herding his sheep with his dogs and then bring you bog cutting.

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INAGH VALLEY

Picture Inagh valley, Connemara day tour

Inagh Valley

The drive through the Inagh Valley  is one of the most scenic stretches you will ever travel with heather covered mountains and beautiful Lakes. Every where you look is like a picture perfect postcard. The scenery is constantly changing with the seasons as the heather changes colour or on a daily basis as the relection of the light on the lakes changes the appearance of its surround.

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KYLEMORE ABBEY

Connemara Tour Kylemore Abbey

Kylemore Abbey

Kylemore Abbey was originally built by Mitchell Henry for his wife Margaret when she fell in love with the area while holidaying there. It became a benedictine Abbey in 1920 when it was purchased by the nuns fleeing world war 1. It was a boarding school for girls until 2010. It is still a benedictine Abbey but is now open to the public. Its setting in the beautiful landscape is stunning and has become an iconic image associated with Connemara.

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Reviews

Reviews

Connemara day tour

We had a really good time with Irish day tour for a trip to the Connemara, I recommend this compagny ! 
Thank you !

Trip advisor July 2018

Day tour to Connemara and Kilmore Abbey

Amazing tour from Dublin all throughout Connemara and eventually to Kilmore Abbey! Guide provided just the right amount of information on the surrounding area and the ride on the boat was amazing. Would definitely recommend!

Trip advisor June 2018

Tour of Connemara

Rocky was the tour guide for our long day trip from Dublin to Connemara. Rocky did a great job. He explained a lot about Ireland and the Irish people. The scenery was beautiful. We got a boat ride on an Irish fjord where they have aqua farms for mussels and salmon. But just the drive along the mountains, the lakes and the rivers was fantastic. A good tour if you have limited time and a limited budget.

Trip Advisor June 2018

Connemara Day Tour

Our guide Rob was excellent! 
He made sure we were comfortable and he even sang a couple of songs for us!
The trip itself was amazing as well. The family run mine was pretty special and the sheep were adorable!! 
Connemara is a must visit!

Trip advisor April 2018

 

Connemara day tour

Connemara day tour with our driver/tour guide Rob was great! Rob was very knowledgeable about all the route, very friendly and he even sang two songs. The day tour is just so relaxing and you can forget about all your problems when you are in the middle of the nature. One of the best thing to do is to see the fjord and to go with the boat for one hour. Amazing day!

Trip advisor April 2018 

 

FAQ

 

How long is the tour?  The tour takes between 12 and 12.5 hours (The journey to  Connemara takes approximately 4 hrs).

Do we stop for lunch?  Yes, we factor in 1 hour for lunch and take you to a good cafe. Lunch is not included however feel free to bring a packed lunch if you wish.

Are all entrance fees covered?  Yes, the customer has no extra expense except for lunch.

What should I wear ?   We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing wait a rain jacket and good footwear  as we spend a lot of time off the bus. Ground can be wet and muddy due to Ireland’s weather so we recommend suitable shoes are always worn.

Is there a reduction for student / seniors?  There is a €5 reduction for students and seniors.

Is there a reduction for children ?  Yes, children between 5yrs and 12yrs are half price.  Infants between 0yrs and 4yrs are Free.  Infant seats are available to add on the booking page at a cost of €15 each.  ( not compulsory ).

Is there a reduction for multiple bookings?  There is €5 reduction when you book a second tour and another €7 reduction on booking of a third tour.

Can we book this day tour as a private tour ?  Yes,  all our tours are available as private bookings for any group size.  For prices and further information please call our sales team at +00353 1 4100 700.

When is the official language of Connemara?  Some of Connemara is a gaeltacht area where Irish is the first language but every one can speak English.

Does the tour from Dublin to Connemara? Yes, we run our day tour from Dublin to the Cliffs of Moher every day except Christmas Day.

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