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& Kylemore Abbey Day Tour from Dublin

Connemara Day Tour from Dublin

Visit Connemara and Kylemore Abbey from Dublin!

Extravagantly placed on a lake in the midst of the mountains, the Kylemore Abbey is a must-see when visiting the West of Ireland. Travel among the Twelve Pins mountain range and glassy lakes throughout Connemara en route to this 19th century abbey.

You can choose your return time back to Dublin! Stay in Galway for a few extra hours or over night – the choice is yours!

Connemara Day Tour Highlights

Relax and travel in comfort as you depart Dublin via Citylink’s Express Service to Galway. You have a day full of adventure ahead of you! You will have approximately 30-45 minutes in Galway before heading into Connemara, an area famed for its unspoiled natural beauty and rugged landscapes – plenty of time to enjoy a cup of coffee, tea or breakfast at one of our neighboring cafes.

As you travel from Galway, 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. Exit the coach to visit iconic Irish landmarks independently and discover rivers and lakes that flow off The Twelve Pins Mountain Range to naturally shape this majestic region. Spend 2 hours exploring the breathtaking Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Gardens.

Returning to Dublin is easy and flexible! Choose to return after the day tour, or spend the night in Galway. The choice is yours!

Featured Stops

  • Leenane Village: A small mountain-side town bursting with Irish charm (also the setting for the 1990 film ‘The Field’ starring Richard Harris and John Hurt). Length: 30 minutes
  • Killary Fjord: Ireland’s only fjord serves the natural border between counties Galway and Mayo.Length: 10 minutes
  • Kylemore Abbey: Extravagantly placed on a lake in the midst of the mountains, this 19th century abbey has was 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. Length: 2 hours
  • An Spidéal: A picturesque Gaeltacht (Irish Speaking) village. It is home to many traditional thatched roof homes, scenic coastlines and beautiful beaches. Length: 30 minutes


6:45AM: Depart Dublin via Citylink Non-Stop Express, Aston Quay

9:15AM: Arrive to Galway City New Coach Station

10:00AM: Depart Galway for Connemara Day Tour

  1. Leenane Village
  2. Killary Fjord
  3. Kylemore Abbey and Walled Gardens
  4. An Spidéal

5:30PM: (approx) Return to Galway City New Coach Station

6:15PM*: (flexible) Depart to Dublin via Citylink Non-Stop Express Service

8:45PM*: (flexible) Arrive to Dublin, Bachelor’s Walk

*Several choices of return time. You may stay a few hours in Galway or head back to Dublin straight away. Choose time upon checkout.


  • Transportation to/from Dublin via Citylink’s Non-Stop Express Galway-Dublin Service
  • Professional Driver/Guide

Not Included

  • Entrance to Kylemore Abbey and Walled Gardens
  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities (optional)

Connemara Day Tour from Dublin Tickets


Tour Information




Flexible - you choose your return time!

Departure Point:

Aston Quay, Dublin




Student (with valid I.D.):


Senior (65+ years):


Child (4-12):


Departure Location

Citylink Departure Point

Aston Quay, Dublin City Centre

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