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

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Take the pain out of exploring Connemara on this full-day coach tour. The cunning route takes in some of the region’s most scenic mountains, lakes, and valleys with stops at medieval Ross Errilly Friary, Victorian Kylemore Abbey, and the charming village of Cong. Perfect for lovers of architecture and landscape, your local guide explains everything you see.
  • 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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Important Information
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
  • Entrance Fee to Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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The building was stately and awe inspiring but the beauty went deeper than the structure! There is a peacefulness and serenity that is tangible - of course Kynemore Abbey currently is also home to a religious order of nuns! But methinks it all started with the owners who were
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There are few places in Ireland that offer electric scooters for mobility impaired visitors. Kylemore Abbey has two of them and they can be reserved when tickets are bought. I book over the phone. There is no formal booking method, just information sharing with the staff, so
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Had a fabulous day out exploring the sights! Our bus driver/guide Mike D, was the most entertaining guide we could of wished for. Naturally funny, a born storyteller, learnt alot about the sights and history in the most entertaining and engaging way! Tip: bring a pack lunch. We
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I have travelled three times with them. Twice with my parents. The hosts are very friendly and joyous. Shares lot of informatiom on the places you visit and take a good care of every passenger. Highly recommend them. Also special thanks to Michael O'Maddy for making the
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My sister, niece and I had an amazing time in this day tour. Our bus operator was Mike and he was full of interesting facts and fun stories about the area. Raining at the Abby but it didn’t dampen our experience there at all. So much history and beauty. Stopping at the friary
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