Connemara Day Trip Including Leenane Village And Kylemore Abbey From Galway

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Áras Cóistí, Fairgreen Rd, Galway, Ireland
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please contact Lally Tours directly via email or phone to arrange a complimentary pick up
  • 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.


A full day, guided tour of Connemara, an area famed for its unspoiled natural beauty and rugged landscapes. Spend time exploring the iconic Kylemore Abbey and Walled Gardens. Along the way, listen to your expert driver/guide share the origin of the Irish language and how it is still the native language of Connemara, despite its diminishing status in the rest of Ireland.


  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Excellent value for money
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Save on admission to selected attractions
  • Led by a local guide
  • Editor's Pick
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Likely to Sell Out

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Your full day guided tour departs from Galway, you will then make your way to Connemara. A region which is famed for its natural beauty and landscapes. Listen to your expert driver/guide share there knowledge and the history of Connemara on your drive through the countryside.

Climb off the coach to explore a few of the iconic Irish landmarks independently. Discover rivers and lakes that flow off The Twelve Pins Mountain Range which naturally shape this region. There has been Hollywood directors who have chosen Connemara as filming backdrops to movies such as The Field (Written by John B. Keane, starring Richard Harris and John Hurt) and most recently, Marley & Me (Starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston).

On your day trip you will be visiting Leenane Village, this is a small mountain-side town which is full of Irish charm. This village was used for the setting for the film The Field starring Richard Harris and John Hurt. Your next stop will be in Killary Fjord, this is Irelands only fjord which serves as the natural border between the counties of Galway and Mayo.

Your tour will then move onto Kylemore Abbey, which is situated on a lake in the midst of the mountains. This abbey was originally built in the 19th century by Mitchell Henry as a gift to his wife, Margaret. You can explore the Abbey- which is now owned and run by Benedictine nuns, the miniature Gothic Church and the award-winning Victorian Walled Gardens (own expense).

The next stop will be An Spidal, A charming Gaeltacht, Irish Speaking, village. This village is home to many houses with traditionally thatched roofs, with scenic coastlines and beautiful beaches.

Your tour will conclude with a drop off back in Galway.


Hotel pickup (Galway City accommodation pickup must be arranged in advance)

Air-conditioned vehicle




Food and drinks

Entrance to Kylemore Abbey and the Victorian Walled Gardens

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

For complimentary hotel pick-up please contact the tour operator at least 24 hours in advance

Traveler Reviews

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  • 13-Jan-2020

    My friend and I were staying in Galway for two days, and we knew we wanted to go to see Kylemore Abbey. We booked this trip, and it was totally worth it! The bus ride was lovely, and Michael, our tour guide, was knowledgeable, and he made the trip worth the day! I thought seven hours was enough time to spend exploring the countryside. It was such a joy to see the rolling hills and mountains and learning about the Irish culture! I would recommend this trip to all who want to see Kylemore Abbey and to learn about the surrounding areas!

  • 08-Nov-2019

    Excellent guide(Ken) and great itinerary we really enjoyed the scenery and being able to go insu=ide the buildings espegially the chapel which was an emotional and spiritual experience. Looking along the lough and hills were magnificent

  • 09-Sep-2019

    everything was well organized, booking via the internet, bus from the city center, driver and guide in one interestingly talking about visited places, enough time to visit the Gardens and Kylemore Abbey and to eat great meal in lovely Mitchell's Cafe

  • 24-Oct-2017

    The trip was a great way to see this part of Ireland. Our guide was very informative and concerned about our experience. This trip is also a very good value.

  • 10-Sep-2017

    The guied was nice and friendly.
    Kylmore Abbey is more beautfull in reality then in pictures.

  • 24-Aug-2017

    Great trip. Great sites. Very informative driver with good sense of humor. Could have used another 1/2 hour at Kylemore Abbey since it was so interesting and so much to do. Would recommend it to anyone. . .

  • 23-Aug-2017

    This was a very nice trip. Interesting to hear the history of Kylemore Abbey, great to see the beauiful Connameara scenery and the friendly natives in Leenane Village especially in the pub for morning tea. Knowledgeable driver/guide.
    Definitely recommend and would definitely do it all again.

  • 15-Aug-2017

    Beautiful day trip to kylemore abbey! Recommend walking up to the garden (about a mile) rather than waiting for the shuttle- then make your way to the church and finish with the actual castle. Stunning grounds and beautiful ride to and from.. Just be prepared for a longer trip in the bus.

  • 02-Jun-2017

    This tour was amazing!

  • 28-May-2017

    This was a Lally Tours trip- Martin was our driver/guide. It went really well- Martin kept us to a good schedule to keep ahead of a bike race going that day- it was such a beautiful drive with good photo opportunities and there was enough time at the destination to have a nice lunch and we weren't constantly checking the time- great day all round! I'd do it again next time in Ireland :o

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