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

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Discover the dramatic beauty of Connemara with its rugged wilderness, welcoming locals and historic treasures, on this full-day trip from Galway city. Traveling with an expert guide, your tour visits Ross Errilly Friary, pretty Cong village and must-see Kylemore Abbey. Spend time at leisure in these Irish gems and enjoy stunning scenery in between each visit.
  • 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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Departure Point
Galway, Galway, County Galway, Western Ireland
Departure Time
10:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Food and drinks
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Timing was good, we departure and arrival was just in time. Amazing nature and nice guide. I recommend it!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank mariapB8051CB
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great way to maximize time. We covered a lot of territory in what felt like a short amount of time. My advice to others would be pay attention to which bus is your tour. We had a lot of people trying to get on the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Katherine B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide, Michael O’Malley was great. Super driver on those narrow roads, but entertaining also. The trip is a long one but the Abbey and Ross Errily Friary were well worth it. Just be aware to bring something to eat on the bus. There really...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Linda G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went on this tour & stayed over at the Connemara hostel for a few nights on a hop on & hop on again basis ( special thing just with this hostel). The hostel was friendly, tranquil & relaxing & I particularly liked the tour...More

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank Gratefullygracious
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arranged a hotel pick up which was a bit confusing. Although we were picked up at 9 for a 10 a.m. tour, we were left on the pick up bus for over half an hour and our tour left fifteen minutes late. We were...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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August 8, 2019|
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Response from cing | Reviewed this property |
this was a full day like 8-5! really enjoyed the day- hope you will too
April 29, 2019|
Response from Meander09931678818 |
Website said it ends in June, I believe.
April 17, 2019|
Response from DeJ1055 | Reviewed this property |
I believe we were at the Kylemore Abbey for 2 hours. Definitely enough time to see the main sites there.
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