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Connemara Day Tour

Availability: Daily at 6.30am
Duration: 12 hours, 30 minutes
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Do this because
  • Explore Connemara National Park
  • Enjoy a photostop at Kylemore Abbey
  • Experience a Killary Harbour Boat Cruise (in the summer months) and Killary Sheep Farm (in the winter months
  • Visit Glengowla Silver Mines
What to expect

The Connemara day tour takes you to the wild west of Ireland. Experience its lakes, mountains and bogs where the traditions of yesteryear are still very much a part of daily life. This scenic country tour includes a photo stop at the romantic Kylemore Abbey, a 90 minutes boat cruise on the Killary fjord in summer, or traditional sheepdog trials and turf cutting in winter, and a visit to the Glengowla Mines.

Taking a scenic route to Oughterard, ' The Gateway to Connemara'. We will pass through many quaint towns and enjoy beautiful scenery before we enter the national park, which has no boundary lines but is marked by its truly outstanding beauty and panoramic, unspoiled views. During the high season ( April - October ) this tour includes a 1.5hr boat cruise around Killary harbour. During the low season ( November - March ) the boat cruise does not run but instead we will visit the Killary Sheep Farm. You will be given a skilled sheepdog demonstration and told about how the people and the livestock cope with the barren land and the harsh weather. You will also be given a demonstration on Turf cutting. Maybe turn a sod yourself! Our next stop is to Kylemore Abbey, said to be one of the most romantic castles in Ireland. Here you can get some photos of this amazing setting and relax for some lunch ( not included ). Afterwards we visit the intriguing Glengowla silver mines which were abandoned in 1865 and are now run as a museum and a fascinating insight into life back then. We then set on our way back to Dublin and reminisce about our adventure to Ireland’s Wild West.

If you'd like to experience the tour in your own language, take advantage of the free multilingual app with an informative guide with commentary available in French, Spanish, German and Italian. Simply download it from Google Play and listen during the tour.

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What's included
  • Air-conditioned coach
  • Fully guided tour
  • Boat ride or entry to Killary Sheep Farm
What's not included
  • Meals
  • Tips
  • Optional Activities
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  • Senior/Student
  • Child (5-12)
  • Free for children under 5
Where

Suffolk Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Meeting point:

Departure: Molly Malone statue, situated in front of the Old Stone Church on Suffolk Street at 6.30am. You are advised to arrive ten minutes early. Returns: Suffolk Street at approximately 7pm.

What to remember
  • Schedules are seasonal: During the summer months (April-October) this tour offers a 1.5-hour boat cruise along Killary Fjord
  • During the winter months (November-March) we offer a unique sheep dog and turf-cutting experience on a traditional working mountain farm
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When
  • Departure: 6.30am Suffolk Street
  • Returns to Dublin at 7.00pm
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Provider
Extreme Ireland / Irish Day Tours
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Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.

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