Escape the tourist trail and see the real beauty of the west of Ireland with our award-winning Connemara tours. Our Connemara & Cong with Kylemore Abbey tour has it all. Connemara is often called the true hidden Ireland and with the Dublin Tour Company you get to see all that it has to offer. Our luxurious coaches depart from Dublin daily and below you will find everything you need to know about what this spectacular west of Ireland tour includes.
Connemara & Cong with Kylemore Abbey Tour Including The Gardens
Our Connemara tour incorporating Cong with Kylemore Abbey and Gardens is perfect for visitors to Ireland who want to be taken off the beaten track and see the real beauty of the west of Ireland. Our tour takes you to places that you won’t find on Google Maps. You’ll get to visit Ross Errily Friary which was used for the set of the TV series “Reign” which explored the life of Mary Queen of Scots.
Enjoy the wilderness of Connemara on the Lough Nafooey route which allows you to see the start beauty of the hidden valleys of Connemara before traveling the Wild Atlantic Way and arriving at the famous Killary Fjord. Our Connemara & Cong with Kylemore Abbey tour allows you to take in breath taking mountains and stunning lake scenery.
Our day trip from Dublin to Connemara will also lead you to the local flora, as well as the area’s intriguing mythology and history.
Cong is an island village in the heart of rural Ireland. It includes forest walks and the 800-year-old ruins of Abbeys and Monks cottages. This stop on our tour has something for everyone. John Wayne fans can walk in the footsteps of the Duke and coffee lovers can sit by the river and watch the duck paddling. You can even enjoy a slice of the famous carrot cake from Puddleducks.
Kylemore Abbey and Gardens
Kylemore Abbey, a beautiful Connemara castle, offers much history of romance and tragedy, captivating visitors who step upon its threshold.
Kylemore Abbey is a beautiful, neo-gothic, building built in 1868 by Mitchell Henry for his wife. The Abbey is now home to the Benedictine Nuns and here you can enjoy their excellent home cooking while visiting the Abbey and the restored walled gardens. The Abbey and surrounding mountains and lakes are steeped in Irish history and you can learn all about this on our Connemara tour. The Abbey and estate are open all year round and include the Abbey, a Gothic Church, the walled gardens, a craft shop, pottery studio, restaurant and tea rooms, as well as the lake and woodland walks.
We have a discounted price for Kylemore Abbey and Gardens for all our Connemara & Cong with Kylemore Abbey Tour bookings too.
06:45 Check in and board your coach at the Discover Ireland Centre, beside the Savoy Cinema, O’Connell St. D01 WP59
07:00 Wave goodbye to Dublin as we depart for the Wild West!
10:00 Arrive in Galway and begin your tour to Connemara & Cong.
Visiting Ross Errily Friary, Cong Village, Lough Na Fooey, Killary Fjord, Kylemore Abbey for 2 Hours and the Inagh Valley.
18:00 Arrive in Galway and join your coach to Dublin.
21:00 Arrive back in Dublin. Drop Off on Bachelors Walk, Dublin City Centre.