Day trip

From Galway: Connemara and Cong Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Galway Tour Company
Day trip

From Galway: Connemara and Cong Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Galway Tour Company
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From US$ 37.66 per person

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This tour of Connemara and Cong departs from Galway City and features visits to the lovely village of Cong, Killary Fjord, romantic Kylemore Abbey, and other places along the way. Stop at Lough Nafooey as well - home to Ireland’s own lake monster!

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Visit Cong Abbey, a magnificent Augustinian Abbey dating back to the early 12th century
  • Explore the village of Cong on the shore of Lough Corrib
  • See Lough Nafooey, known as the most haunted lake in Ireland, with its own lake monster
  • Marvel at the beauty of Kylemore Abbey, the most photographed castle in Ireland
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Experience the wild beauty of Ireland on this full-day tour of Connemara from Galway. Visit Cong Village, which was featured in the classic "The Quiet Man" and Kylemore Abbey.

First, stop at Cong Abbey, an Augustinian Abbey dating back to the early 12th century and one of the best examples of medieval ecclesiastical architecture. 

Enter Cong Village and explore Cong Woods, stroll around the village that was in the 1950s classic movie, ‘The Quiet Man,’ or feed the ducks on the edge of Lough Corrib - the Republic of Ireland's largest lake. Admire Connemara's hidden valleys upon entering on the Lough Nafooey route. 

Continue to Kylemore Abbey and enjoy a lunch break. Entrance into Kylemore Abbey and Gardens is not included in the tour price (purchase discounted entrance tickets from your driver on the day of the tour). 

Leaving Kylemore in the late afternoon, drive through Inagh Valley, Maam Cross, and Oughterard. Complete the circuit of Lough Corrib before arriving home to Galway City. 

  • Driver/guide
  • Round-trip transportation by air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance Fee to the Kylemore Abbey and Gardens
  • Lunch
  • Tips

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I had the delight of having Ken as my tour guide and he was lovely! We made great time on this trip with lots of pit stops for photo ops. Unfortunately Kylemore Abbey was closed for when I had booked, but they were prepared and informed us that instead we would spend longer at the other stops and make an additional stop at the Ross Errilly Friary, which was still a memorable tour into the countryside. I would definitely book this again!

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March 25, 2023

Amazing! The tour was perfect. Every place we visited and every spot we stopped by to take a picture was incredibly beautiful. I didn’t expect that much being a cold and wet day in January, but being able to see those places in the mist made the experience even better. The interior of the Abbey disappointed me a little bit, but with the reduced price of the entry ticket sold by the driver it’s still worth it.

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March 25, 2023

The highlight of the trip was our guide/bus driver. He gave us amazing information, titbits about Ireland and was really humorous. We loved the village and the castle. Everything was great except there was too much of bus travel and not much of outdoor exploration..

March 25, 2023

Product ID: 11350