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From Galway: Connemara and Cong Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Galway Tour Company

From Galway: Connemara and Cong Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Galway Tour Company
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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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are strongly recommended for anyone indoors regardless of vaccination status. Unvaccinated participants are required to wear a mask while indoors

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based on 582 reviews

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We had a great time today on the tour. We booked weeks ago online, which was so easy to do. Tour for us,started at 10am. There was a big bus with a toilet on-board. The bus was absolutely spotless. The Air-con was great to have on the bus as the day was warm. Good leg space and comfy seats. Mike are tour guide was amazing.!!! He was full of humour from start to finish. We started off with sights which Mike gave info about and stories along the way. Kylmore abbey was stunning. €10 tickets were offered (usually €15) and we got to see the gardens etc... Cong is a small village but we got to see the Quiet man statue and small shops. The museum was just closed when we arrived (closes at 4pm) so that was a pity. We really enjoyed our day out and we can't praise Mike enough, he has a great personality and so friendly to all on board. Loads of stories and information given on the tour. Would recommend this tour. Thanks Mike for a great day.

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July 11, 2022

The tour itself was fine, the driver Ken gave us some very valuable information. This allowed us to save time and see more than we might have had otherwise! Only one issue which a few other people and myself had was that the temperature inside the bus was too warm, and made me feel query since iam prone to motion sickness. This was addressed by Ken and the rest of my trip was enjoyable!

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June 22, 2022

An absolutely amazing tour, our guide and driver Mike was very refreshing. At each location we had enough time to take pictures and enjoy the scenery. Admission to Kylemore Abbey is not included but you get a discounted entrance fee. The only negative was that it got a bit too cold in the bus because the air conditioning was on and it wasn't very warm outside. A little warmth wouldn't have been bad.

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June 17, 2022

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