The first highlight of the day is the quaint village, famed for the 1951 blockbuster "The Quiet Man". Situated close to the village is the romantic Ashford Castle, which welcomes a host of celebrities each year and the beautiful Augustinian Abbey, built in 626 AD. We then make our way through the lovely Connemara region, which is an amazing rugged landscape described by many Irish writers as the real emerald of Ireland.
We drive through Killary Harbour, one of only 3 glacial fjords in Ireland. It forms a natural boundary between Mayo and Galway and is truly picturesque. We will also stop for photos at Kylemore Abbey, one of Connemara's most famous buildings. Lastly, we journey to Galway city, where we spend an hour walking and sightseeing. The city is known as Ireland's cultural heart and is renowned for its vibrant lifestyle. Discover the sites of Galway before departing for Dublin.
“We experienced Giant’s Causeway with Ronan today and without doubt, it was the best tour we have ever been on. “RoRo” was a phenomenal guide. He is so knowledgable but also funny and quick-witted. Having such an intimate group in the 16 seat van made all the difference, and we will certainly join you again when we return. Can’t say enough about the tour, the company, and Ronan. Cheers!
Nancy Miller, Palo Alto, California