Connemara Day Tours

Connemara

Great for: Scenic Drives, Traditional Irish Pubs, Hikes and Outdoor Adventures

Connemara is the area of Western Galway & South Mayo bounded by the Atlantic & Lough Corrib. It is an area beloved by artists & poets who find magical inspiration in its wide open bogs & its towering cloud capped mountains. Cottages nestle into hillsides where wild looking sheep with thick fleeces & great curling horns freely graze. The rugged coastline is punctuated with little fishing villages, where you will see the traditional canvas built currachs & black hulled Galway Hookers moored beside the lobster pot strewn piers. Visit the Duc de Stacpoole at the Roundstone Art Gallery.

Top Attractions

Dogs Bay Beach, Galway

Connemara is the area of Western Galway & South Mayo bounded by the Atlantic & Lough Corrib. It is an area beloved by artists & poets who find magical inspiration in its wide open bogs & its towering cloud capped mountains. Cottages nestle into hillsides where wild looking sheep with thick fleeces & great curling horns freely graze. The rugged coastline is punctuated with little fishing villages, where you will see the traditional canvas built currachs & black hulled Galway Hookers moored beside the lobster pot strewn piers. Visit the Duc de Stacpoole at the Roundstone Art Gallery.

Kylemore Abbey, Galway

Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden, just one hour from Galway is one of Ireland’s top tourist attractions. Kylemore Castle was built in the late 1800s by Mitchell Henry MP, a wealthy business man and liberal politician. Inspired by his love for his wife Margaret, and his hopes for his beloved Ireland, Henry created an estate boasting ‘all the innovations of the modern age’. An enlightened landlord and vocal advocate of the Irish people, Henry poured his life’s energy into creating an estate that would showcase what could be achieved in the remote wilds of Connemara. Today Kylemore Abbey is owned and run by the Benedictine community who have been in residence here since 1920.

Cong (Irish: Conga, from Cúnga Fheichín meaning “Saint Feichin’s narrows”) is a village straddling the borders of County Galway and County Mayo, in Ireland.

In 1951 John Ford’s greatest movie “The Quiet Man” starring John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara and Barry Fitzgerald was made. It was set in the beautiful west of Ireland with filming being centred in the village of Cong on the Mayo-Galway border.

The Quiet Man Cottage Museum is a novel concept which will give the visitor a total Quiet Man experience as if they were actually ‘on-set’.

Experience the wonderful caves, lakes and historical sites that the area of Cong has to offer.

Ashford Castle is a medieval castle that has been expanded over the centuries and turned into a five star luxury hotel near Cong on the Mayo-Galway border, on the shore of Lough Corrib in Ireland. It is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World organisation and was previously owned by the Guinness family.

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Nearby Areas of Interest

MAYO

Derrypark Mayo

GALWAY CITY

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RING OF KERRY

Ring of Kerry

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