Galway Harbour – Day Tours
Here is a selection of the best attractions in the area, please contact us for a tailor-made tour.
Galway, a harbour city on Ireland’s west coast, sits where the River Corrib meets the Atlantic Ocean. The city’s hub is 18th-century Eyre Square, a popular meeting spot surrounded by shops and traditional pubs that often offer live Irish folk music. Nearby, stone-clad cafes, boutiques and art galleries line the winding lanes of the Latin Quarter, which retains portions of the medieval city walls.
The Burren, in North County Clare and parts of South County Galway covering an area of 160 square km, is unique – it is like no other place in Ireland. There are no bogs and very few pastures. Instead, there are huge pavements of limestone called ‘clints’ with vertical fissures in the called ‘grikes’.
Situated at the very edge of Europe, on the west coast of Ireland, is one of the most beautiful, unspoiled places it’s possible to find. From the rugged mountain range in the north through lake-rich Roundstone Bog to the golden beaches reaching out into the Atlantic Ocean, it is a little slice of heaven.
Cong Village & Ashford Castle
Cong is a small village in south Mayo famous for its 12th century abbey, the lavish gold and silver processional Cross of Cong from 1123, the magnificent Ashford Castle, the village’s links with Oscar Wilde and, most popularly, its association with the John Wayne classic movie, The Quiet Man.
Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden was originally built as a Castle in 1867 as a romantic gift by Mitchell Henry MP, Kylemore Abbey and the surrounding mountains and lakes are steeped in history. Learn of tales of tragedy, romance, engineering initiatives and royal visits on the excellent tour.
An Early Christian site founded by St. Ciarán in the mid-6th century on the eastern bank of the River Shannon. The site includes the ruins of a cathedral, seven churches (10th -13th century), two round towers, three high crosses and the largest collection of Early Christian graveslabs in Western Europe.