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Connemara Day Trip from Galway: Kylemore Abbey and Ross Errilly Friary

  • Explore historic Connemara without the hassle or expense of renting a car
  • Discover ancient religious monuments with the help of a local guide
  • Visit Ross Errilly Friary, Kylemore Abbey, and Cong village
Connemara Day Trip from Galway: Kylemore Abbey and Ross Errilly Friary
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Connemara Day Trip from Galway: Kylemore Abbey and Ross Errilly Friary

Take the pain out of exploring Connemara on this full-day coach tour. The cunning route takes in some of the region’s most scenic mountains, lakes, and valleys with stops at medieval Ross Errilly Friary, Victorian Kylemore Abbey, and the charming village of Cong. Perfect for lovers of architecture and landscape, your local guide explains everything you see.

What to Expect

Board your bus at Galway Coach Station and head out into the Irish countryside. Your first stop is the medieval tombs and serene cloisters of ancient Ross Errilly Friary. Next, explore the cobbled streets of quaint Cong village on the banks of Lough Corrib, and perhaps take the time to look at 13th-century Ashford Castle, now a hotel.

As you cross the border into County Connemara and travel around glacier lake Loch Na Fooey, your guide shares rich tales of Irish culture and traditions. Admire Kylemore Abbey, a spectacular lakeside edifice built during Victorian times, before returning to Galway by way of the Inagh Valley and Maumturk Mountains. Bid your guide farewell at the station.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Connemara tour with John

This was a full day bus tour around Connemara. It was raining and foggy the whole day so we could not see much of the landscape. So not much of the nature... The tour did include walking stops around the Abbey and a village. These...More

Thank Mircea B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
A great Overview of Connemara!

Mike D was very entertaining and we stopped at several locations to have the opportunity to get country side photos as well as the several churches. We had a chance to check out a couple towns and local shops. It was a fun day tour...More

Thank Bradley B
Reviewed 1 week ago
Highly recommended

Gary was our driver and the tour was great fun, as well as informative. Loved the places we stopped for photos and breaks and Kylemore Abbey is an amazing place. Very happy to recommend this for a day out from Galway

Thank ElizIreland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
I love you Michael!

I did this tour and was not disappointed! Michael was an absolute legend. So lovely, full of knowledge throughout the tour and we went to some beautiful locations. He also gave us the opportunity to stop in places we fancied the look of. Overall a...More

Thank Emma B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Fun tour!

What a wonderful tour this was!!! Our tour guide, William was amazing start to finish. He did not stop talking and telling us about Ireland the entire tour!! There were many photo stops and a few times we got off the bus for longer to...More

Thank hollymarie33
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18 September 2018|
Response from Blake D | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I took my four daughters and they had a great time. They were blown away by the beauty of the natural surroundings and the Abby. There was plenty of walk time in my opinion but not a lot if you want to eat and enjoy the... More
18 July 2018|
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Response from kerrimcdermott | Reviewed this property |
When my daughter and I took the Kylemore Abbey tour from Galway Tour Company, the entrance fee is additional and is paid to the bus driver when you get off the bus. It is 8 Euros per adult and kids are free. GTC gets a... More
Frank E
25 April 2018|
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Response from Richard G | Reviewed this property |
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