Connemara Day Trip From Dublin

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    6:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Molly Malone Statue, Suffolk St, Dublin 2, D02 KX03, Ireland
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


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 thebohemian Galway City.


  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • See the underwater world without getting wet

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Molly malone statue, Dublin, County Dublin

Depart from the Molly malone statue

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Killary Fjord, Leenane, County Galway, Western Ireland

SUMMER SCHEDULE ONLY- During the high season ( April - October ) this tour includes a 1.5hr boat cruise around Killary harbour.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Killary sheep farm, Leenane, County Galway, Western Ireland

WINTER SCHEDULE ONLY- 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!

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Kylemore, County Galway, Western Ireland

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 ).

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Galway's Latin Quarter, Galway, County Galway, Western Ireland

On your return to Dublin we will stop at one of Irelands best loved cities. Galway is young and bohemian attracting the weird and the wonderful from the four corners of Ireland and beyond. The streets are bustling with street performers and musicians which will keep you entertained during your time there.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Extreme Ireland, Dublin, County Dublin

Arrive back in Dublin at 7pm.

Duration: 5 minutes


Transport by air-conditioned coach.


WIFI on selected coaches.

1.5-hour Killary Fjord Boat Cruise (April to October) or Killary Sheep Farm (November to March)

Galway City

Entry/Admission - Killary Fjord

Entry/Admission - Killary Sheep Farm



Entrance to Kylemore Abbey

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infants are welcome, provided that customers bring their own safety seats

During winter times, the boat trip is replaced with a visit to a family farm

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 17-Oct-2019

    Had a wonderful guide. The cruise was lovely. I would do this again. Did a bit of shopping and got some Connemara marble. Recommend this day trip

  • 21-Aug-2019

    This is a very nice tour as I got to see some lovely places such as the the Kylemore Abbey. The cruise was also a nice tour and departs from the usual tours. Had really good ice cream in Galway! Our guide, Aussie Nick was very nice and he was able to get the cooperation of everyone to return on time to the bus so we could proceed to the next destination without delay.

    This is an excellent tour but unfortunately the tour company did a disfavour to Nick as they made him drive an old passenger van with a poor sound system and bad seats. Given that Nick has to drive great distances and the tight schedule, he should have been a given a better vehicle and one that had better seats. Nick made no complains and tried his best but the seats in our vehicle had seats that were sagging and were most uncomfortable.

  • 06-Sep-2018

    Way too much bus for what u see. The mine are interesting but I would have skipped it. The lake was beautiful but we didnt see much because it was raining . The Abby is Magnificent but way too much time on location for what there is to see. The boat ride was the worst for me because you see the exact same thing that you would see in a bus . A Simple back-and-forth on the fjord. The bus was not very comfortable but our bus driver rock he deserves 100 stars for his knowledge and he was super friendly ! Overall I would not recommend that toured simply because way too much bus hours for what you see .

  • 09-Jul-2018

    We had an incredible trip to Connemara with our driver Mack. There were some great stops along the way: mines, Kylemore Abbey and the boat cruise, and he even made some additional stops with stunning views along the way as we were ahead of schedule. Overall there was a nice atmosphere and Mack told stories, informed us about different places and Irish history and even sang a song once in a while. The driving was a little long, but as Connemara is far away from Dublin, that was to be expected. We absolutely loved the trip and will be sure to come back!

  • 05-Apr-2018

    This was long trip - the bus had issues. The silver mine was very interesting. The abbey was great. Long ride

  • 27-Oct-2017

    Fantastic tour. I really liked the small group rather than a large one. Jennifer and Rob did such a great job! Jennifer gave lots of history as we drove and played good Irish music as well. Well worth the money!

  • 29-Aug-2017

    It was an amazing excursion, i highly recommended to anyone visiting Dublin. A special thank you to our driver Alec!!! He was very helpful, good guide to the group, polite and caring.

  • 25-Aug-2017

    A tour not to be missed by any Ireland visitor. Our tour was lucky because the weather was great and we enjoyed the 1 1/2 hour cruise on Ireland's only fjord. Beautiful scenery,very informative with an exceptional tour guide with a great sense of humor. It was one of my favorite tour on my three visits to Ireland. Made for a very long day sitting on the bus across Ireland but well worth it and unforgettable.

  • 12-Aug-2017

    The best parts of this bus ride through Connemara were the beautiful Kylemore Abbey and nearby fjord ferry ride. Both of these experiences fit with the Extreme Ireland Tour brand. We also saw plenty of the shockingly beautiful Connemara landscape. The portion of the trip that takes the bus into late afternoon traffic into Galway City for shopping makes no sense and is not a good use of time. The tour guide never gave us the big picture of our journey and even in his words said his jokes and music were terrible. The trip was 2 hours longer than the billed 12 hours. Also the tour guide teased that we may see dolphins on the fjord ferry ride. When we reported there were no dolphins he said there are never dolphins. This tour needs improvement.

  • 23-Jul-2017

    Barry was a very knowledgeable, funny, and helpful tour guide. The drive over from Dublin and the ferry ride were excellent ways to see Ireland beyond the cities and airports...

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