Explore the beauty of Connemara on this fully guided tour from Galway! Driving along the Wild Atlantic way, we take you to the Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey.
Departing from the city centre of Galway, this Connemara day tour takes you to all the popular attractions along the Wild Atlantic Way!
The coach departs at 9:30am from Kinlay Hostel, Marchants Road. As we drive out of Galway City, our driver / guide will take you through Salthill and Claddagh, then along the shores of Connemara, onto the Wild Atlantic Way. You will be able to see Galway Bay on this part of the journey.
As we drive pass the beautiful villages of Barna, Furbo, Inverin and Spiddal, you will notice typical Irish village cottages with thatched roof and walls built from dry stone. And of course, the amazing Irish countryside – woodlands, mountains, rivers and streams, lakes, beaches etc. See if you can find the famous Connemara ponies on your trip!.
We will then arrive at our first stop Pearse’s Cottage, Rosmuc (admission not included). Being one of the leaders of Irish Nationalism, Patrick Pearse was the one to read out the Proclamation of Irish Independence outside the Grand Post Office in Dublin during the Easter Rising 1916.
Next, we take you through Connemara’s most underrated view, Bothar na Scragoige. You will truly be amazed by the wilderness fo this bog landscape.
To enrich our experience here in Connemara, we have added a photostop at this unique little fishing village of Roundstone. After that, we continue our journey along the Wild Atlantic Way, where you will see the iconic Dog’s Bay Beach on your left, stretching almost a mile out into the Atlantic Ocean.
We then stop at Derrygimlagh Bog, which is a Signature Point on the Wild Atlantic Way. Even though it is located at a remote location, this site was actually the centre of the aviation and communications world in the early 20th century.
Heading skyward, we travel through the capital of Connemara, Clifden. The famous Sky Road, another Wild Atlantic Way’s Signature Point / Discovery Point, swoops and soars above the Atlantic Ocean. You won’t believe it until you see it.
You will then have a choice for the next stop:
2 hours at the Connemara National Park to explore, ramble or hike
2 hours at the legendary 19th century marble and limestone Kylemore Abbey (admission not included).
Our tour does not just end there. On your way back to Galway city, we take you through the Inagh Valley and onto the road where you will see the “Quite Man Bridge”. You will also see the majestic Maumturk mountains and Twelve Bens along the way.