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1 Day Connemara Tours From Galway Connemara, Kylemore Abbey & Cong Tours

Depts 10am & 11:30am (Weekends Only)

Step back in time and relive the old way of live with us through the Connemara heart land. Our tours take in the Atlantic coast drive while offering a 2 hour stop at the magical Kylemore Abbey & Gardens. Also we will try to teach you a few ‘coupla focail’ along the way!! Tours daily year round except Dec 24th 25th 26th & Jan 1st.  Tours daily year round except Dec 25th, 26th Jan 1st

 

Choose which Tour suits you!!!

10am Connemara, Galway Bay & Cong Tour:

More FREE time to relax and experience the old way of life in rural Connemara. This tour travels along the coast of Galway bay. After a 2 hour stop at Kylemore Abbey & gardens the tour travels back along by Killary Fjord , Cornamona and Cong village. Returns 17:30pm approx

11:30am Connemara & Cong Tour:

This later tour travels out by the leafy banks of Lough Corrib & Oughterard to Kylemore Abbey & Gardens. After a 2 hour stop at the abbey the tour travels along by Killary Fjord , Leenane ,Cornamona with  a short stop in Cong village before returning to Galway 17:30pm approx

Departure Point

Depart (New Bus Station, Forster St Galway)

All Tours depart from inside the New Galway Coach station across from Tourist Info office on Foster Street

Tour Highlights

 

Spiddal

Spiddal

Connemara

Connemara

Screeb Waterfall

Screeb Waterfall

Maam Cross

Maam Cross

Kylemore Abbey

Kylemore Abbey

Killary Fjord

Killary Fjord

Leenaun

Leenaun

Cong

Cong

Lough Corrib

Lough Corrib

Roundstone

High Season Only

Ballyconnelly

High Season Only

Clifden

High Season Only

Oughterard

High Season Only

Spiddal

Located just 12 miles of Galway City, people speak both Irish & English. Renowned for its blue flag beach & angling Spiddal Craft village offers people the opportunity to buy handmade gifts directly from Artisans themselves.

Connemara

A unique landscape of blanket bog. Comprising of some 250km square miles extending west into Connaught

Replica of Quiet Man Cottage

Here about the Quiet man movie directed by John B Keane starring John Wayne & Maureen O’Hara.

Inagh & Maam Valleys

Described by Irish writers as areas of scenic & unsurpassed beauty. See turf cutting in the valleys & sheep roaming the roadside. The only traffic delays you will encounter!!!

Kylemore Abbey & Gardens

Built out of love, an enchanted fairy tale castle with magical looks & walks through the Kylemore wooded heartland. Home to the Benedictian order of Nuns, Kylemore Abbey is a secret haven of peace & tranquity. 2 Hour stop. This is the lunch stop on the tour.

Killary Fjord

One of 3 glacier fjords that exist in Ireland, it is 9 miles deep offering diving throughout the year while aquaculture is important here locally with salmon rafts visible on the surface. Also an opportunity to cruise on its waters during the summer season.

Leeane

Snugly situated at the head of Killary harbour, here the film adaptation of John B Keanes famous play The FIELD directed by Jim Sheridan was made in 1989. An opportunity to visit Gaynors bar for a real Irish pint!!!

Cong

Renowned as a location setting of the Quiet Man movie. Cong is also home of Ashford Castle one of Ireland’s finest hotels, converted from a Victorian faux lakeside castle built by the Guinness family and has a fine example of a ruined medieval abbey, Cong Abbey.

Lough Corrib

One of 14 fresh water trout lakes found in Europe. Reputed to have 365 islands comprising of 44000 hectares of wetland . It is considered one of the best fihing lakes in Europe and is home to a variety of fresh water fish including brown trout, pike, perch, and roach. Also attracts salmon and eels from the Atlantic Ocean.

Frequently Asked Questions about our Cliffs of Moher & Burren Tour

Where does the tour start from?

The tours start at the Galway Bus Station (next to the Tourist Office) 10am & 11:30am.

Does the tour stop at various locations?

Yes! The tour stops at Staundun’s gift & sweater wear shop in Spiddeal for tea/coffee & browse around, Deserted Famine village, Screeb waterfall, Killiary fjord & harbour in Leenane, Kylemore Abbey & gardens, Inagh valley, Replica of Quiet man cottage plus many more places of interest!

Does the cost of the tour include admission to Kylemore Abbey & gardens?

No! However entrance to both places is at a special reduced discount price compliments of Healy Tours. Entrance to Abbey & gardens is €7

Can you get lunch on the tour?

Yes! You can get lunch at Kylemore Abbey

How long does the tour stop at Kylemore Abbey & gardens?

The tour stops for 2hrs approx in high season and for 1hr 15mins approx in low season when gardens are closed. This is also the lunch stop as well.

Does the tours operate daily all year round?

Yes, they operate daily all year round except Christmas day, St Stephens day & New Years day.

How do I book a ticket for the tour?

There are a number of ways! You can buy on –line at www.bus.ie to get a 10% discount. Or you can buy your tickets at the Galway Tourist Office or on the coach. Please make sure you look for the Healy Tour bus to avoid confusion. Finally you can make a reservation by phone by calling 00 353 91 770066 and a seat/seats will be reserved for you in your name.

Can I get picked up at my hotel/guesthouse in Galway on the morning of the tour?

Yes we provide a free pick up service if you let us know on the previous evening or the morning of the tour.

Can I join the tour if I live/am travelling from Dublin?

Yes! You have a choice that if the train is late into Galway & you miss the early tour at 10am you can join the next tour at 11:30am. Both tours return to Galway at 5:15pm approx so you can connect with the evening train/bus back to Dublin.

Do I get a discount if I take the Burren & Cliffs of Moher Tour?

Yes you get a 10% reduction on the second tour.

Do you offer group rates?

Yes we offer special rates for all group sizes. Please email healybus@iol.ie or phone us to arrange your group rate!

What times do the tours return at?

Both tours return at 5.15pm approx.

What is the difference between the 10am and 11.30am tour?

The 11.30am tour does not travel along the Galway Bay coastline.

Departs: The New Galway Coach Station Forster Street (Across from Discover Ireland Tourist Office) 10am & 11.30am Daily. No Tours Dec 25th 26th & Jan 1st

€22 Student/Seniors
€28 Adult / €18 Child
€75 Family (2 Adults + 2 Children)