Wild Connemara Tour from Dublin

Wild Connemara Day Tour

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Are you ready for an adventure into Connemara's rugged and dramatic terrain? Look no further than our Wild Connemara Day Trip from Dublin; an unmissable chance to witness Ireland's west coast nature first-hand!

Starting out of Dublin, our tour will lead you on an exploration through Inagh Valley where you'll marvel at its rugged mountain peaks and tranquil lakes. Next stop? Killary Fjord; Ireland's sole fjord where we will witness Atlantic waves colliding against its shores!

Visit Kylemore Abbey - an exquisite castle set amongst Connemara mountains - for an enchanted castle tour and to learn its fascinating history, as well as explore its stunning gardens abounding the castle.

Finally, we will arrive in Galway - one of Ireland's bustling coastal cities where visitors can soak up its vibrant atmosphere and discover its special culture - from traditional music performances to delicious seafood offerings, Galway has something special in store.

Our Wild Connemara Day Trip from Dublin offers the ideal escape from city life to experience Ireland's wild west coast beauty - so book now and experience an adventure through Connemara with us.


6:10 am: Pick up - O'Connell Street 

We will meet in front of the Molly Malone Statue located on Suffolk Street (map is available within the link to the booking page). We will begin our exciting journey by crossing the west coast of Ireland toward Connemara. We will take an exceptionally scenic route towards Oughterard, which is the gateway into Connemara! While passing through charming little towns along the way, you will have the luxury of encountering views that are truly unmatched anywhere else across the land! Any signs or boundaries do not mark Connemara National Park; you will realize you have arrived from the breath-taking surroundings.


Ireland has only one fjord and we are heading straight for it – the Killary Fjord. Marvel at the thriving mussel beds and look out towards Mweelrea, the highest mountain range on the west coast of Ireland. Please note that during the high season (April - October) this tour offers a 1.5-hour boat cruise around Killary Harbour. During the low season (November - March) the boat cruise will not run and instead we will make our way over to the Killary Sheep Farm, a traditional farm that hosts approximately 200 ewes and lambs that roam freely across the fjord. Visitors have the unique opportunity to observe a local farmer performing a sheepdog demonstration.


We will have a photo opportunity at Kylemore Abbey. Once a prestigious female boarding school, but now it hosts nuns on retreat as well as welcoming tourists visiting from around the world! Nestled at the base of the Druchruach Mountains and looking out onto the northern shore of Lough Pollacappal, the sprawling abbey is a sight to behold. It is known as one of the most romantic places in Ireland; a place filled with history.


Drive through the stunning Inagh Valley.

Enjoy an underground tour of Connemara’s only ‘show mine’, pan for gold, and take a journey of discovery of how lead and silver were mined here during the 1800s. Explore caverns of marble studded with lead and silver. Learn about the working conditions of the miners before the mines closed in 1865. Afterwards, pan for gold and gems at our gold panning station and keep any gems you find.

We will arrive back in Dublin after an exciting and unforgettable journey discovering the savage beauty that is Connemara. Your friends will be jealous and will all want to go to the region of Connemara after seeing your beautiful photos.

All times are approximate and subject to change based on traffic conditions



6.30am at the Molly Malone Statue, Suffolk Street View on map

(Please arrive 10 minutes before departure time)

Drop off

7.30 pm in the same place where you took the bus in the morning.

All times are approximate and subject to change based on traffic conditions

Things to bring

  • Camera

  • Sunglasses

  • Raincoat – just in case it rains!

  • Charging cable and power bank to keep your devices charged (some buses do have charging ports but not all)

  • Spending money/Credit card to pick up souvenirs & tip your driver!

  • Appropriate shoes for walking on rough terrain



  • Professional driver/guide

  • Modern comfortable coach transportation

  • Wi-Fi (onboard vehicles, where fitted)

  • Killary boat cruise or Sheep farm visit (Seasonal variation)


  • Lunch

  • Snacks

  • Tips

  • Entry to Kylemore Abbey

Cancellation policy

In the event of a cancellation, a transferable voucher or credit note will be issued to be redeemed at a later date. 

If you cancel your day tour within 24 hours you can choose to change your tour to another date (subject to availability).

If you are late for the bus in the morning or are a no-show, you are not entitled to a refund and will be charged in full for the tour.

This policy applies to all of the Ei Travel Group web shops which include but are not limited to; www.cliffsofmohertours.ie, www.giantscausewaytours.ie, www.irishdaytours.ie and www.daytours.ie.

A minimum number of 6 passengers is required to operate a tour. We give until 3 pm the day prior to the tour to reach this number and will then contact customers with details of cancellation.


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