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Connemara Day Trip from Galway: Kylemore Abbey and Ross Errily Friary provided by Galway Tour Company

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

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Overview
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.
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You'll start at
H91 CX90
Galway, Co. Galway, H91 CX90, IrelandDeparture Point: Galway Coach Station  Address: Galway Coach Station Fairgreen Road Galway 10am Return point: Returns to original departure point at approximately 6pm
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  • 1
    Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Ross Errily Friary
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 3
    Killary Fjord
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 4
    Cong
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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You'll end at
H91 CX90
Galway, Co. Galway, H91 CX90, IrelandDeparture Point: Galway Coach Station  Address: Galway Coach Station Fairgreen Road Galway 10am Return point: Returns to original departure point at approximately 6pm
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Highlights
  • 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
  • See Lough Corrib, Loch Na Fooey, Inagh Valley, and Maumturk Mountains
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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Important Information
Departure Point
Galway, Co. Galway, H91 CX90, Ireland
Duration
10h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional Local Driver/Guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance Fee to Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kristin H wrote a review 11 Mar
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We had a wonderful time with our driver Mike! He knows the right stories to tell and has great Humor! Mike was really helpful with other Problems and made our day really enjoyable. As for the Tour on itself - great trip trough the nice landscape of Connemara. Kylemore abbey is
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Date of experience: March 2020
Jaynee V wrote a review 9 Mar
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Despite the howling winds and extreme dampness, my day on the Connemara tour was nothing short of delightful. Michael O’Malley (sp?) is a lovely guy.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Melissa_W_TN wrote a review 8 Mar
Knoxville, Tennessee82 contributions20 helpful votes
Wow! The scenery and the lucky break in weather made for a beautiful day touring this lovely part of the country. Michael was a fabulous tour guide and kept us entertained with a lot of history, stories, and humor. Connemara has a lot to offer. Everyone should take a day tour
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Alicia L wrote a review Feb 2020
Silver Spring, Maryland2 contributions
This was a wonderful experience. I loved the landscape, fjord and all stops. Tour guide was very knowledgeable. Kylemore is an absolute must even if it costs an additional Nine euros
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Date of experience: February 2020
Experience582642 wrote a review Feb 2020
Parma, Italy5 contributions
This is one of the most amazing places to visit in Europe. I visited it with my daughter ten years ago and was very happy to have the opportunity of this second visit. The impact of this abbey on the shore of the lake remained undiminished. The Victorian walled garden is highly
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Date of experience: February 2020
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By: Galway Tour Company
Gabrielle Beedle
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Favorite stop
This was our favorite part of the trip!! Our tour guide took us in the reverse route so we would beat the line for
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Kristin H
10
Great Trip!!
We had a wonderful time with our driver Mike! He knows the right stories to tell and has great Humor! Mike was
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Jaynee V
10
a great day
Despite the howling winds and extreme dampness, my day on the Connemara tour was nothing short of delightful.
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Melissa_W_TN
Knoxville, Tennessee
5020
Gorgeous- can’t wait to return
Wow! The scenery and the lucky break in weather made for a beautiful day touring this lovely part of the country.
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Melissa_W_TN
Knoxville, Tennessee
5020
A must do day tour
Seeing the Cliffs of Moher was my main bucket list item for visiting Galway but I loved all the additional stops
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Forsman3
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Connemara Day Trip: Kylemore Abbey and Ross Errily Friary
Spent the day with Mike on the bus touring the Abbey and Friary. We thoroughly enjoyed his commentary on the ride
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Jessica D
Epping, United Kingdom
10
Great day trip - not to be missed!
I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of this trip. Our guide, Gary, was knowledgeable and welcoming and made the
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roverirish
Pitman, New Jersey
18237
Very knowledgeable
Went on a walking tour of Galway with Fiona. Without a doubt one of the highlights of our Irish holiday! The easy
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Alicia L
Silver Spring, Maryland
20
Simply amazing
This was a wonderful experience. I loved the landscape, fjord and all stops. Tour guide was very knowledgeable.
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Alicia L
Silver Spring, Maryland
20
Cliffs of Moher
Amazing trip a must do! The tour guide was amazing and catered to all ages and groups. I thought the extra stop in
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  • Duration: 10h
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