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

  • 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
Connemara Day Trip from Galway: Kylemore Abbey and Ross Errilly Friary
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Connemara Day Trip from Galway: Kylemore Abbey and Ross Errilly Friary

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.

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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Reviewed today
Absolutely wonderful tours!

Our group consisted of seven adults and two young children, and we were lucky to have Ray Murray as our driver and guide for two days of touring. We did the Cliffs of Moher/Burren trip and also the Connemara tour. Besides showing us the main...More

Thank 153Janect
Reviewed 1 week ago
Kylemore Abbey - Beautiful

A Connemara "Wilderness" tour this is not. More like a bus trip to see: Kylemore Abbey which is outstanding ! Ross Errilly Friary which is good. Village of Cong - a nice spot to stretch your legs and a couple of other spots just to...More

Thank Robert O
Reviewed 1 week ago
Memories of a lifetime

We were supposed to go to the Cliffs of Moher, but it was too foggy. So glad we took this instead. Mike D made this the most memorable trip of our stay. Hope to get back ahain.

1  Thank Joi S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Really enjoyed

The tour of the country side was beautiful. Tourism in Ireland started from the movie “The Quiet Man” so people came to see where movie was filmed. Yes they talk about it and we went to the town it was filmed in, Cong.. quaint. I...More

Thank Deann M
Reviewed 1 week ago
Bus tour

We were on a bus tour with a very funny driver. He was knowledgable and funny. He knew all the tips on how to get in and out of our stops quickly ahead of the other tourists. Kylemore Abbey was interesting. The gardens were impressive....More

Thank N4080INkevinl
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18 July 2018|
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Response from kerrimcdermott | Reviewed this property |
When my daughter and I took the Kylemore Abbey tour from Galway Tour Company, the entrance fee is additional and is paid to the bus driver when you get off the bus. It is 8 Euros per adult and kids are free. GTC gets a... More
Frank E
24 April 2018|
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Response from Richard G | Reviewed this property |
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11 April 2018|
Response from Claire D | Reviewed this property |
It’s a big bus so would carry 52 people or so. No hiking but you can walk around the gardens at Kylemore abbey there is s charge for this and also you can walk up to the church and areas at Kylemore abbey. The bus driver... More