Lally Tours - Connemara - Full day
From: Galway Coach Station
Time: 10.00am (7days a week). Please arrive 20 minutes prior to departure.
Returns to Galway: Approx 5.00pm
Price includes: Transport by air-conditioned coach with driver/guide, hotel pick-up and drop-off
Price does not include: Food and drink, entrance to Kylemore Abbey and Walled Gardens
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Céad míle fáilte (A Hundred Thousand Welcomes) is something you may hear from the fascinating, friendly people of this traditional region of Ireland, as Connemara is the heart of Gaeltacht (Gaelic-speaking area).
Escape the hustle and bustle of the City and spend the day experiencing some of the most natural untouched regions of Ireland. As you travel from Galway, listen to your expert driver/guide share the origin of this language and how it is still the native language of Connemara, despite its diminishing status in the rest of Ireland. Exit the coach to visit iconic Irish landmarks independently and rivers and lakes that flow off The Twelve Pins Mountain Range spent hundreds of thousands of years naturally shaping the landscape.
You will experience the expansive skies of ever-changing light that so many painters have strived to capture for generations. Find the reasons why Hollywood directors chose Connemara as backdrops to movies such as The Quiet Man (John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara), The Field (Written by John B. Keane, starring Richard Harris and John Hurt) and most recently, Marley & Me (Starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston).
Nestled between the Mwelrea, Devil’s Mother and Maamturk Mountains and seated at the head of Killary Harbour, this old world village is left with unspoilt landscapes, scattered with lakes and waterfalls tumbling through beds of flowers. Leenane Village was also the setting for the 1990 film ‘The Field’ starring Richard Harris and John Hurt.
Providing a breathtaking backdrop for Leenane village, Ireland’s only fjord is the natural border between counties Galway and Mayo. Killary Fjord is a popular location for shellfish farming, as it is 45m (146 feet) deep at its centre.
Extravagantly placed on a lake in the midst of the mountains, this 19th century abbey has been everything from a gift, to a housing lodge and a boarding school for girls.
Originally built by Mitchell Henry as a gift to his wife, Margaret, the Kylemore Abbey provided many improvements to the land after the Great Famine: reclaiming bogland, providing locals with work, shelter and even education. Today, visitors can explore the Abbey (now owned and run by Benedictine nuns), miniature Gothic Church and award winning-walled Victorian walled gardens.
Admission to the abbey and gardens is not included in Lally’s ticket price.
Located along the Wild Atlantic Way, An Spidéal / Spiddal is a picturesque Gaeltacht (Irish Speaking) village. It is home to many traditional thatched roof homes, scenic coastlines and beautiful beaches.