Connemara, Cong & Kylemore Abbey

Duration: 10am to 6pm
Tour starts in Galway
Departs from Galway City at 10:00am (choose your collection point when booking)

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Get off the beaten track with Galway Tour Company

Experience the wild beauty of Ireland on this full-day tour of Connemara from Galway. 
We make our first photo stop in the Inagh Valley, a stunning lake valley in the heart of Connemara with a long history to boot.
Next, on to Kylemore Abbey where we stop for approximately 2 hours. Here you can tour the expansive grounds, explore the Neo-Gothic castle & mausoleum, visit the Victorian gardens and enjoy a hearty lunch break. Entrance into Kylemore Abbey and Gardens is not included in the tour price. The price is discounted for our customers however and is collected in cash by our driver.
Leaving Kylemore in the afternoon, we travel north to the breathtaking Killary Harbour, one of only three fjords in Ireland and by far the largest, to take in the sights of the magnificent sunken valley.
Then set off through the hidden and wild valleys of north Connemara, a region called “Joyce Country”, so named for the old Irish clan that once ruled it. Here we stop at the shores of Lough Nafooey, another glacial lake surrounded by hills that are the last remains of an ancient, long extinct volcano.
Lastly, we enter Cong Village and explore Cong Woods, one of Ireland’s largest native forests. Here you can stroll around the village that was the backdrop of the 1950’s classic movie, ‘The Quiet Man,’ or feed the ducks on the edge of Lough Corrib – the Republic of Ireland’s largest lake. We recommend you visit the ruins of Cong Abbey, an Augustinian Abbey dating back to the early 12th century and one of the best examples of medieval ecclesiastical architecture in Ireland. 
Leaving Cong Village, we head directly south to Galway City along the eastern side of the mighty Lough Corrib, completing our loop of the lake, before disembarking and finishing back in Galway by approximately 6:00 PM.
Please note that the tour order may be reversed.
Connemara, Cong & Kylemore Abbey
Adult €40, Senior/Student/Child €35
Kylemore fee is not included


This tour operates all year around (except 24th, 25th & 26th December, 1st January and 17th March)

10:00Depart Kinlay Hostel, Merchants Road, Galway H91F2KT
Stopping in Cong Village for a minimum 45 mins
Visit to the Kylemore Abbey and Gardens for a minimum 2 hours
18:00**Return to Galway



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