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Half day route?

Vancouver, Canada
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Half day route?

What would be a good half day route from Galway to Galway to catch a glimpse of the Connemara area? Thank you

Cork, Ireland
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1. Re: Half day route?

I recommend heading North East from Galway to Clifden via Maam Cross. Then back east, towards Leenaun where you then head South East back towards Galway. This will take you to Maam Cross again where you will then:

a: Retrace your steps via the N59

b: Head for the coast road via Kinvarra

Option a is a faster way back to Galway

Option b is a nicer route but will add an hour to your journey, so may not be an option for you on the day depending on time.

If you get a good overall map of the area you will see that you have a number of very nice 'circular' driving options from Galway city to Connemara and back. All of them have short cut options should you start running out of time.

Loughrea, Ireland
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2. Re: Half day route?

For a quick hit 4 hour drive, through the window glance.. http://goo.gl/maps/6udpK or http://goo.gl/maps/rh5LE But it depends what you want to achieve. The Connemara as part of Galway and Mayo is the largest of Ireland's peninsula's yet regularly gets less time than allotted to the far smaller Ring of Kerry.

…activeboard.com/t50055177/n59-galway-route/

Cork, Ireland
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3. Re: Half day route?

Great blog there Tony. Thanks. This will be a great help to original poster.

4. Re: Half day route?

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