Connemara Day Trip Including Leenane Village And Kylemore Abbey From Galway

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A full day, guided tour of Connemara, an area famed for it’s 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
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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.

Inclusions for Connemara Day Trip Including Leenane Village And Kylemore Abbey From Galway

  • Hotel pickup (Galway City accommodation pickup must be arranged in advance)
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Driver/guide

Exclusions for Connemara Day Trip Including Leenane Village And Kylemore Abbey From Galway

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance to Kylemore Abbey and the Victorian Walled Gardens

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A moderate amount of walking is involved

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

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • 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.

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

  • 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. . .

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • This tour was amazing!

  • 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

  • While in Ireland in this past October we took to trips with Viator and both were exceptional a trip from Dublin to the Giants Causeway great, from Gallway to Connemara again great would recommend both to any traveler. Al and Marge Frank New Jersey USA

  • Fabulous day trip! The bus ride to Kylemore Abbey was filled with spectacular scenery. I wish we had more time at each stop, but there weren't enough hours in the day. The tour was excellent and extremely well organized.

  • Beautiful

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