Connemara, Cong & Kylemore Abbey Tours (10am & 11:30am) From Galway

Step back in time and relive the old way of live with us through the Connemara heart land. Our tours take in the Atlantic coast drive while offering a 2 hour stop at the magical Kylemore Abbey & Gardens. Also we will try to teach you a few ‘coupla focail’ along the way!!

Connemara & Cong Tour outline summary (Route No. 07118)

Depart Salthill 09.45 &11.15 (High Season Only)
Dept. New Coach station Galway 10.00 & 11.30 (Daily) >>  Spiddal  >> Galway Bay >> Quiet Man Cottage >> Inagh valley >> Kylemore Abbey & Gardens >> Lough Corrib & Cong village  >> Galway City.
Please note: The 10am tour travels along by Spiddal & Galway Bay out to Connemara. The 11:30am tour travels along the leafy banks of lough corrib out to Connemara. Both return 17:15pm approx 

Connemara, Clifden & Kylemore Abbey Tours (10am & 11:30am) From Galway (March-September Only)

Connemara & Clifden Tour outline summary (Route No. 14009)

Depart Salthill 10.15  (High Season Only)
Dept. New Coach station Galway 10.00 & 11.30 (Daily) >>  Spiddal  >> Galway Bay >> Quiet Man Cottage >> Roundstone  >> Ballyconnelly >> Clifden >> Kylemore Abbey & Gardens >> Inagh valley >> Lough Corrib  >> Oughterard >> Galway City.
Please note: The 10am tour travels along by Spiddal & Galway Bay out to Connemara. The 11:30am tour travels along the leafy banks of lough corrib out to Connemara. Both return 17:45pm approx 

Route

Depart: Galway 

  1. Spiddal Fishing Village

  2. Screeb Waterfall

  3. Quiet Man Cottage

  4. Inagh Valley

  5. Kylemore Abbey & Gardens
    *Entrance fee to Kylemore Abbey and Gardens is NOT included in Day Tour price but is available at an optional discount rate

  6. Killary Fjjord
  7. Leenaun
  8. Lough Corrib Drive
  9. Cong village

Spiddal

Connemara

Screeb Waterfall

Maam Cross

Kylemore Abbey

Killary Fjord

Leenaun

Cong

Lough Corrib

Roundstone

High Season Only

Ballyconnelly

High Season Only

Clifden

High Season Only

Oughterard

High Season Only

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Tour Highlights of the Connemara Tour

Spiddal

Located just 12 miles of Galway City, people speak both Irish & English. Renowned for its blue flag beach & angling Spiddal Craft village offers people the opportunity to buy handmade gifts directly from Artisans themselves.

Connemara

A unique landscape of blanket bog. Comprising of some 250km square miles extending west into Connaught

Screeb waterfall

Screeb waterfall is a place where the water from the 12 bens Mountain ranges run down through the valleys of Connemara

Replica of Quiet Man Cottage

Hear about the Quiet man movie directed by John B Keane starring John Wayne & Maureen O'Hara.

Inagh & Maam Valleys

Described by Irish writers as areas of scenic & unsurpassed beauty. See turf cutting in the valleys & sheep roaming the roadside. The only traffic delays you will encounter!

Kylemore Abbey & Gardens

Built out of love, an enchanted fairy tale castle with magical looks & walks through the Kylemore wooded heartland. Home to the Benedictian order of Nuns, Kylemore Abbey is a secret haven of peace & tranquity. 2 Hour stop. This is the lunch stop on the tour.

Killary Fjord

One of 3 glacier fjords that exist in Ireland, it is 9 miles deep offering diving throughout the year while aquaculture is important here locally with salmon rafts visible on the surface. Also an opportunity to cruise on its waters during the summer season.

Leenaun

The highlight of the tour with breath taking views along the shores of Galway Bay. See the Aran Islands, Connemara & Galway city from across the bay.

Cong

Renowned as a location setting of the Quiet Man movie. Cong is also home of Ashford Castle one of Ireland's finest hotels, converted from a Victorian faux lakeside castle built by the Guinness family and has a fine example of a ruined medieval abbey, Cong Abbey.

Lough Corrib

One of 14 fresh water trout lakes found in Europe. Reputed to have 365 islands comprising of 44000 hectares of wetland . It is considered one of the best fihing lakes in Europe and is home to a variety of fresh water fish including brown trout, pike, perch, and roach. Also attracts salmon and eels from the Atlantic Ocean.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Does the Cliffs & Connemara Day Tours stop at various locations?

Yes! The Cliffs & Burren tour stops at DunGuaire Castle, Aillwee Caves & Birds of Prey, Poulnabrone Dolmen, Cliffs of Moher, Doolin, Burren Coast Line plus many more places of interest!

Yes! The Connemara & Kylemore Abbey tour stops at Spiddal, Screeb waterfall, inagh & Maam valleys, Kylemore Abbey & Gardens, Killary Fjord, Lough Corrib & Cong plus many more places of interest!

Does the cost of the tours include admission to the attractions?
No. But entry is at a discount price of just €5 to Aillwee Caves & €8 Kylemore Abbey & Gardens. FREE Cliffs of Moher ENTRY compliments of Healy Tours
Can I get lunch on the tours?
Yes! You can get lunch on the Cliffs Tour at the Irish Fitzpatrick Bar in Doolin & on the Connemara Tour at the Mitchells Henry restaurant in Kylemore Abbey
How long does the tour stop at the Cliffs of Moher & Kylemore Abbey?
The tour stops for 1hour 30 minutes at the Cliffs & 2 hours at Kylemore Abbey & Gardens.
Where does the tours start from in Dublin & Galway?

The tours start from Dublin at the Gobus bus stop outside the front of the Jaffa Deli café on Burgh Quay or from Galway inside the New Galway Bus Station (next to the Tourist Office) & Salthill (High Season Only)

Do the tours operate daily all year round?
Yes, they operate daily all year round except Dec 25th & 26th
How do I book a ticket for the tours?

There are a number of ways! You can buy on line here or you can buy your tickets at the Galway Tourist Office or on the coach. Please make sure you look for the Healy Tour bus to avoid confusion. Finally you can make a reservation by phone by calling +353 91 770066 and a seat/seats will be reserved for you in your name.

Can I get picked up at my hotel/guesthouse in Galway or Dublin on the morning of the tours?

Yes in Galway we provide a free pick up shuttle service if you let us know on the previous evening or the morning of the tour. In Dublin Pick up is restricted to just Dublin Airport and Burgh Quay. See www.gobus.ie for more info

Do I get a discount if I take the Connemara Tour or Galway City Open Top bus Tour?

Yes you get a 10% reduction on the second tour or alternatively you can purchase our two day tours offer from Dublin or Galway. See www.bus.ie for more info

Do you offer group rates?

Yes we offer special rates for all group sizes. Please email info@bus.ie or phone us on+353 91 770066 to arrange your group rate!

Which Tour on the Two Day Offer from Dublin & Galway is first?

Usually we do the Cliffs of Moher tour on day one and Connemara on day two. Two day offer usually operates over two consecutive days but you can take the second tour at a later date provided you notify Healy Tours in advance. Passengers on the two day offer from Dublin can request an open return Gobus ticket.

Do you need to check availability on the Two Day Offer plus overnight Galway City hostel accommodation from Dublin?

Yes it is imperative you call our office 091 770066 before booking to guarantee hostel bed availability and dorm preference.

What times do all the tours return back to Dublin & Galway?

All Dublin tours return at 21:15 & Galway tours between 17:45pm & 18:45pm approx