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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

AvailableAll Year

Duration1 Days

Departs FromDublin City

Departure PointAston Quay

Departs at06:45

Group TourYes

Guided TourPartially

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.

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

Inclusions

  • 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)
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Citylink Non-Stop Express, Aston Quay

Galway City New Coach Station

Leenane Village

Killary Fjord

Kylemore Abbey

Walled Garden

An Spidéal

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