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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.

Reviews (202)
1 - 5 of 83 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Connemara, Kylemore Abbey & Cong,,,What a perfect end to our week in Ireland

My husband and I decided to take the tour of Connemara, Kylemore Abbey, Cong & Ross Errilly Friary on the last day of our week in Ireland. We had never gone on a bus tour before so we weren't sure it was something we would...More

Thank DeJ1055
Reviewed 6 days ago
Great trip, well organised

Took this trip as wanted to see Kylemore Abbey and Connemara, great day, great tour, great guide/driver (PJ), informative, plenty of time at the Abbey and other stops, hints from PJ meant full use of the stops and sights to see. The views of Connemara...More

Thank Gill R
Reviewed 1 week ago
Best Tour Guides

My friends and I actually did a three day tour with Galway Tours and loved every day of it. My favorite day was driving to Connemara, Kylemore Abbey and the Irish country side. We had Mike as a guide that day and he the best...More

Thank lauratO6482WC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Terrific day trip

We had previously used Galway Tours back in April for their Cliffs of Moher tour and were really pleased so on our recent visit we again chose them for the Connemara tour. We had especially appreciated our previous driver, Damian, and hoped the new driver...More

Thank Joe E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fabulous drive out in the country

Connemara County offered a wonderful surprise . We drove thru the day across small towns that had lovely cafe's . We also stopped by small lakes and took some really nice walks. While most of the countryside was rather arid(though beautiful), we entered a thickly...More

Thank RaviNigam
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30 September 2018|
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Response from Robert O | Reviewed this property |
I remember staying in Cong about a little over an hour or so - just enough time to walk around the town - check out a few things - eat an ice cream cone and get back to the bus. Easily you could do the museum - not so sure... More
18 September 2018|
Response from Blake D | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I took my four daughters and they had a great time. They were blown away by the beauty of the natural surroundings and the Abby. There was plenty of walk time in my opinion but not a lot if you want to eat and enjoy the... More
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