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Kylemore Abbey in Connemara - Group Day Trips from Dublin

Group Day Trip to Connemara on Ireland's West Coast (13.5 Hours)

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Explore Connemara’s Stunning Nature on This Group Package Day Trip


Connemara and the west coast of Ireland is shrouded in history and culture, experience some of its highlights with your group on this one day trip package. This region offers sights like nowhere else in Ireland: with the Wild Atlantic Way on one side and the winding mountains and lakes on the other, there’s always a new sight to see. The wild nature makes Connemara one of Ireland’s most mysterious regions – your group won’t forget this trip for a long time.


What's included on this package day trip for your group ?

  • A comfortable modern coach picking your group up at their accommodation in Dublin
  • A knowledgeable English speaking driver/guide who will make your day fun and informative with their knowledge and stories of this beautiful region
  • A cruise at Killary Fjord or a Sheepdog Demonstration ( depending on time of year) and entrance to Glengowla Mines
  • A stop at the Kylemore Abbey’s grounds


Here's an overview of itinerary timings for the day - what you can expect :

06:30 hrs : Depart Dublin

10:30 hrs : Killary Cruise (Apr to Oct) or Sheepdog Demo (Nov – March)

12:15 hrs : Kylemore Abbey’s grounds

14:00 hrs: Inagh Valley

15:00 hrs : Glengowla Mines

19:00 hrs: Arrive back in Dublin


You will travel to the West Coast of Ireland and upon arrival your group trip starts with a boat cruise through Killary Fjord on the Connemara Lady. While watching the hills go by, enjoy the fresh sea air and maybe even head to the on-board bar and restaurant for a drink or even a lunch. Why not try some local salmon or mussels?


During the winter due to weather conditions this boat trip doesn’t operate. Instead, your group will be shown a sheepdog demonstration. Irish sheep dogs at work are a joy to watch – you will certainly be entertained by this.


On arrival at Kylemore Abbey, you can stroll around its grounds and admire the abbey, a beautiful work of architecture and one of the most famed buildings in Ireland. The abbey itself is surrounded by a scenic natural environment of mountains and lakes.


Next up is a drive through the scenic Inagh Valley. With picturesque lakes and mountains on either side of the winding road, there is a fantastic photo opportunity behind every corner. With the Twelve Bens and the Maamturk Mountains in the distance, these are some of the best views in all of Ireland.


Your last stop are the Glengowla Silver Mines. Abandoned in 1865, they are now run as a museum and give some great insights into life and mining techniques from this century. You even get the chance to go down underground and see the mines yourself.


NOTE - In 2020 the itinerary for this package day trip will be updated due to popular demand to include a stop in Galway City;  Glengowla mines stop will be dropped from the itinerary. The new itinerary timings will be :
2020 UPDATED ITINERARY timings :

06:30 hrs: Depart Dublin

10:30 hrs: Killary Harbour Boat Cruise (Apr to Oct) or Mountain Sheep Farm (Nov – March)

12:45 hrs: Kylemore Abbey ( Lunch and entry not included)

14:00 hrs: Inagh Valley

15.00 hrs: Galway City
16.15 hrs: Depart Galway City

19.00 hrs :Arrive Back in Dublin


Are you looking for other day trip packages where you can enjoy the stunning nature of Ireland but with some historical insights? Then check out our day trip to Wicklow Mountains.

Useful Information
Running Times

06.30 - 19.00 hrs


Notes for Group Leaders

Minimum of 20 people for this tour.


Kilary Cruise included from April - October in the itinerary. Sheepdog demonstation included instead November to March.

Tour Duration

13.5 hours


Meeting Point

Outside your accommodation in Dublin. Please be ready 10 minutes before pick-up time.

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