Update October 2021 - Cliffs of Moher Day Tours, Connemara Day Tours and City Sightseeing Galway Running 7 Days A Week
EXPLORE THE ROMANTIC ABBEY AND VICTORIAN WALLED GARDEN
Experience the mountains, lakes and rich culture of Connemara
TOUR DESCRIPTION

Explore the heart of the Gaeltacht (Irish-Speaking) region of Ireland. Travel through Ireland’s most untouched, rugged landscape blanketed in majestic mountains, expansive lakes, golden beaches and breathtaking valleys.

This tour takes a look into traditional way of life on the West coast of the Emerald Isle along with the history that has shaped the region. Be prepared to learn a bit of the Irish language and to hear a few tales of the local residents.

48 Hour Free Cancelation
Safety Charter Certified
Entrance to Kylemore Abbey & Walled Garden
Fully Guided Day Tour
Free Hotel Pick-Up
HIGHLIGHTS
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Connemara Day Tour Highlights

A full day, guided tour of Connemara, an area famed for it’s unspoiled natural beauty and rugged landscapes. 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. You’ll surely see reasons why Hollywood directors chose Connemara as backdrops to movies such as The Field (Written by John B. Keane, starring Richard Harris and John Hurt) and most recently, Marley & Me (Starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston).

Featured Stops

Leenane Village

This tiny mountain-side village is simply bursting with colorful Irish charm and overflowing with everchanging scenery. Some guests will choose to stroll out along the edges of Killary Fjord, while others will opt for an Irish Coffee or Hot Whiskey in one of the local bars.  Length of stay approx. 30 minutes

Killary Fjord Overlook

Ireland’s only fjord serves the natural border between counties Galway and Mayo. This breathtaking vista helps tell the story of millions of years of natural geographical evolution, while also doubling as a featured photo stop. Length of stay approx 10 minutes

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Gardens (Entrance Ticket Seperate)

Extravagantly placed on a lake in the midst of the mountains, this 19th century abbey has was originally built by Mitchell Henry as a gift to his wife, Margaret. The Kylemore Abbey provided many improvements to the land after the Great Famine: reclaiming bogland, providing locals with work, shelter and even education. Today, visitors can explore the Abbey (now owned and run by Benedictine nuns), miniature Gothic Church and award winning-walled Victorian walled gardens. Admission to Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Gardens is not included on the standard day tour ticket, but can be added at checkout.

Connemara National Park & Diamond Hill

Situated in the West of Ireland in County Galway, Connemara National Park covers some 2,000 hectares of scenic mountains, expanses of bogs, heaths, grasslands and woodlands. Some of the Park’s mountains, namely Benbaun, Bencullagh, Benbrack and Muckanaght, are part of the famous Twelve Bens or Beanna Beola range. Connemara National Park was established and opened to the public in 1980.

Much of the present Park lands formed part of the Kylemore Abbey Estate and the Letterfrack Industrial School, the remainder having been owned by private individuals. The southern part of the Park was at one time owned by Richard (Humanity Dick) Martin who helped to form the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals during the early 19th century. The Park lands are now wholly owned by the State and managed solely for National Park purpose.

As part of the Lally Tours Connemara Day Tour, you have the opportunity to spend 2 Hours are the Connemara National Park at Diamond Hill. There are three routes to choose from, each varying in length and difficulty. There is no additional charge to enter the national park, and there are tea rooms on site for coffee's and light snacks. Please be aware that the bus and driver cannot wait any longer than the allotted 2 hour duration, so please plan your visit cautiously.

An Spidéal

The second half of our tour takes the Wild Atlantic Way coastal drive along South Connemara, but not without a stop at one our absolute favorite seaside villages. An Spidéal is a "gaeltacht" town where the Irish (Gaelic) language is spoken as a first language and where many Irish cultural traditionals still thrive these days. Here we get a sample of these traditions, experience a taste of sea-side living in Ireland and (if you choose to dare) dip your toes in the Atlantic Ocean.

Important Information
Can I bring my luggage on board?

Yes, no problem. It's the same coach and driver all day. This is a great idea if you are coming straight from a connection; if you are checking out of your accommodation; Catching an ongoing connection straight after the tour

Is there a discount available?

The best rates are available by booking direct on LallyTours.com. Also, it's best to purchase multiple tours at the same time to avail of bundled discounts

Do you have an office in Galway City?

Yes we do - Come visit us at 4 Forster Street, Galway City

Can I display my ticket on my mobile phone?

Yes, we actively encourage a paperless environment as much as possible

What should I bring with me?

"A camera – You’ll see many beautiful landscapes and iconic Irish sights, so many guests bring their own camera Comfortable Shoes – On each of our tours, we make stops that can require lengthy walks. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes so you don’t miss out on Ireland’s hidden gems! Weatherproofing – If the forecast is showing anything other than 100% sunshine, you should probably bring a rain jacket. All of our coaches have air-conditioning, but in the winter months it is advised to bring a scarf and/or gloves to keep you warm and snug when you’re outside in the elements."

Is there a stop for lunch?

Yes, there are plenty of stops for lunch and refreshment options. Lunch is not included in ticket price.

Should I tip?

Gratuities are not required. However we think our drivers and guides have a tough job to do, so if you enjoyed your trip, feel free to tip your driver appropriately – it is truly appreciated.

I'm a student outside of Ireland, do I qualify for the Student Discount?

Yes. You will need to verify enrollment in your home university. Please bring your valid Student I.D.

Are there toilets on the bus?

Our coaches do not have a restroom on board. However, we make plenty of rest and toilet breaks.

Can I purchase my tickets from the driver?

Yes, any remaining tickets will be available to purchase from the driver pre-departure

Update October 2021 - Cliffs of Moher Day Tours, Connemara Day Tours and City Sightseeing Galway Running 7 Days A Week
EXPLORE THE ROMANTIC ABBEY AND VICTORIAN WALLED GARDEN
Experience the mountains, lakes and rich culture of Connemara
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