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Connemara Day Trip from Galway: Kylemore Abbey and Ross Errilly Friary

  • Explore historic Connemara without the hassle or expense of renting a car
  • Discover ancient religious monuments with the help of a local guide
  • Visit Ross Errilly Friary, Kylemore Abbey, and Cong village
Connemara Day Trip from Galway: Kylemore Abbey and Ross Errilly Friary
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Connemara Day Trip from Galway: Kylemore Abbey and Ross Errilly Friary
From US$34.37

Take the pain out of exploring Connemara on this full-day coach tour. The cunning route takes in some of the region’s most scenic mountains, lakes, and valleys with stops at medieval Ross Errilly Friary, Victorian Kylemore Abbey, and the charming village of Cong. Perfect for lovers of architecture and landscape, your local guide explains everything you see.

What to Expect

Board your bus at Galway Coach Station and head out into the Irish countryside. Your first stop is the medieval tombs and serene cloisters of ancient Ross Errilly Friary. Next, explore the cobbled streets of quaint Cong village on the banks of Lough Corrib, and perhaps take the time to look at 13th-century Ashford Castle, now a hotel.

As you cross the border into County Connemara and travel around glacier lake Loch Na Fooey, your guide shares rich tales of Irish culture and traditions. Admire Kylemore Abbey, a spectacular lakeside edifice built during Victorian times, before returning to Galway by way of the Inagh Valley and Maumturk Mountains. Bid your guide farewell at the station.

Reviews (206)
1 - 5 of 87 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Good day trip to a beautiful place

We liked all the stops and all the beautiful landscapes. Unfortunately we didnt like the tour guide that much, he was too much of a joker.

1  Thank Marcos S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
An Absolutely Wonderful Day With Paul

My wife and I and 2 other couples were a part of a 2-week organized tour of Ireland. We had a free day in Galway in which our tour company “conveniently” offered an optional day tour of the Connemara, Cong, Kylemore Abbey & Ross Errily...More

1  Thank Companion03110962314
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Loved the sceneries!!!

PJ, our bus tour driver/guide gave us sufficient information about the trip, he was funny and explicit. Everywhere you look was a place/thing of beauty! PJ gave us ample time to get photos and was very helpful in every way. I loved the Connemara, the...More

Thank jenny m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Connemara, Kylemore Abbey & Cong,,,What a perfect end to our week in Ireland

My husband and I decided to take the tour of Connemara, Kylemore Abbey, Cong & Ross Errilly Friary on the last day of our week in Ireland. We had never gone on a bus tour before so we weren't sure it was something we would...More

1  Thank DeJ1055
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great trip, well organised

Took this trip as wanted to see Kylemore Abbey and Connemara, great day, great tour, great guide/driver (PJ), informative, plenty of time at the Abbey and other stops, hints from PJ meant full use of the stops and sights to see. The views of Connemara...More

Thank Gill R
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6 November 2018|
Response from DeJ1055 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I didn't get your message. Yes tickets can be bought the morning of the tours. Ours left around 10am I believe. The tour tickets are sold at a podium right inside of the regular bus station. I'm sure you already found... More
29 September 2018|
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Response from Robert O | Reviewed this property |
I remember staying in Cong about a little over an hour or so - just enough time to walk around the town - check out a few things - eat an ice cream cone and get back to the bus. Easily you could do the museum - not so sure... More
18 September 2018|
Response from Blake D | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I took my four daughters and they had a great time. They were blown away by the beauty of the natural surroundings and the Abby. There was plenty of walk time in my opinion but not a lot if you want to eat and enjoy the... More