Dublin to Connemara & Kylemore Abbey
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!
Tour Type Bus Tours Shuttle Service
Departs FromDublin City
Departure PointAston Quay
Pick Up AvailableNo
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!
6:45: Depart Dublin via Citylink Non-Stop Express, Aston Quay
9:15: Arrive to Galway City New Coach Station
10:00: Depart Galway for Connemara Day Tour
- Leenane Village
- Killary Fjord
- Kylemore Abbey and Walled Gardens
- An Spidéal
17:30: (approx) Return to Galway City New Coach Station
18:15*: (flexible) Depart to Dublin via Citylink Non-Stop Express Service
20:45*: (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.
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
Ireland’s only fjord serves the natural border between counties Galway and Mayo.
Length: 10 minutes
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
A picturesque Gaeltacht (Irish Speaking) village. It is home to many traditional thatched roof homes, scenic coastlines and beautiful beaches.
Length: 30 minutes
- Transportation to/from Dublin via Citylink’s Non-Stop Express Galway-Dublin Service
- Professional Driver/Guide
- Entrance to Kylemore Abbey and Walled Gardens
- Food and drink
- Gratuities (optional)
Citylink Non-Stop Express, Aston Quay
Galway City New Coach Station