Connemara Day Trip from Galway: Cong and the Kylemore Abbey

Connemara Day Trip from Galway: Cong and the Kylemore Abbey

Discover the dramatic beauty of Connemara with its rugged wilderness, welcoming locals and historic treasures, on this full-day trip from Galway City. Traveling with an expert guide, your tour visits pretty Cong Village,Laugh Nafooey, Killary Fjord and must-see Kylemore Abbey.Entrance into Kylemore Abbey & Gardens is not included in the tour price and is an optional fee, (discounted entrance ticket can be purchased from your driver on the day of your tour). Spend time at leisure in these Irish gems and enjoy stunning scenery in between each visit.
* Duration: 8 hours
* Starts: Galway, Ireland
* Trip Category: Day Trips & Excursions >> Day Trips




Discover the dramatic beauty of Connemara with its rugged wilderness, welcoming locals and historic treasures, on this full-day trip from Galway City. Traveling with an expert guide, your tour visits pretty Cong Village,Laugh Nafooey, Killary Fjord and must-see Kylemore Abbey.Entrance into Kylemore Abbey & Gardens is not included in the tour price and is an optional fee, (discounted entrance ticket can be purchased from your driver on the day of your tour). Spend time at leisure in these Irish gems and enjoy stunning scenery in between each visit.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Connemara On the N59 between Clifden and Westport, Kylemore Ireland

Kylemore Abbey, a beautiful Connemara castle, offers much history of romance and tragedy, captivating visitors who step upon its threshold.
The Abbey is a beautiful, neo-gothic, building built-in 1868 by Mitchell Henry for his wife. It is now home to the Benedictine Nuns, and here you can enjoy their excellent home cooking while visiting the Abbey and the restored walled gardens. The grounds and surrounding mountains and lakes are steeped ina rich Irish history, and you can learn all about this on our Connemara & Cong Tour. The Abbey and estate are open all year round and include the Abbey, a Gothic Church, the walled gardens, a craft shop, pottery studio, restaurant and tea rooms, as well as the lake and woodland walks.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Lough Corrib, Ireland

Lough Corrib is the largest lake within the Republic of Ireland and the second largest on the island of Ireland (after Lough Neagh). ( It covers 176 km² )

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Killary Fjord, Leenane Ireland

Killary Harbour is Ireland’s only true fjord and extends 16km (10 miles) in from the Atlantic .It’s extremely deep, over 45m at its centre. This offers a very safe, sheltered anchorage, because of the depth and the mountains to the south and north. It is a centre for shellfish farming, and strings of ropes used to grow mussels are visible for much of its length.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Cong, Cong, County Mayo, Western Ireland

Only an hour’s drive from Westport, Cong is a small village in south Mayo famous for its 12th century abbey, the lavish gold and silver processional Cross of Cong from 1123, the magnificent Ashford Castle, the village’s links with Oscar Wilde and, most popularly, its association with the John Wayne classic movie, The Quiet Man.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Royal Abbey of Cong, Cong Ireland

A magnificent Augustinian Abbey dating back to the early 12th century

Duration: 15 minutes