Day Trips from Galway, Mayo, Limerick, Sligo, Roscommon & Clare to:
The Burren & Cliffs of Moher
Cliffs of Moher & Visitor Centre: FREE ADMISSION! Encounter a moment of magic as you stand atop these awe-inspiring, rigid cliffs with edges dropping into the untamed Atlantic Ocean. Stretching 8km (5 miles) along the Atlantic coast of County Clare, The Cliffs of Moher stand 700 feet tall. Visitors are welcomed to explore the walking paths along the most outstanding landscape in Ireland. Discover the unique colony of seabirds from the South platform, counting upwards of 30,000 birds from 20 different species!
Burren Atlantic Coast Drive
Wild Athlanic Way
The Wild Atlantic Way (Irish: Slí an Atlantaigh Fhiáin) is a tourism trail on the west coast, and on parts of the north and south coasts, of the Republic of Ireland. The 2,500 km (1,553 mile) driving route passes through nine counties and three provinces, stretching from County Donegal's Inishowen Peninsula in Ulster to Kinsale, County Cork, in Munster, on the Celtic Sea coast. Along the route there are 157 discovery points, 1000 attractions and more than 2500 activities. The route was officially launched in 2014 by Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring T.D.
Experience one of the wildest, most enchanting and culturally rich coastal touring routes in the world. Wherever you travel along the Wild Atlantic Way you’ll find magic, adventure, history and beauty in abundance.
Divided into five main sections each one offers you memories that will last a lifetime. Start exploring now.
The West - Counties Mayo and Galway
- The Céide Fields
- The Mullet Peninsula
- Clare Island Lighthouse at Clew Bay
- Achill Island
- Aran Islands - accessible by ferry from Galway
- Renville Park
The Mid West - Counties Clare and Limerick
- The Burren
- The Cliffs of Moher and the Doolin Cliff Walk
- Loop Head
- The Shannon Estuary and the Shannon dolphins
Cong (Quite Man Location)
Ashford Castle Cong Co Mayo provides a romantic backdrop in superior surrounds, offering guests both relaxation and comfort. There are many opportunities to explore the vast estate with fishing on Lough Corrib, equestrian pursuits, golf, falconry and trail walking. Or simply relax in our luxurious interiors and enjoy your favourite novel or pamper yourself with treatments from our beauty therapists.
In 1951 John Ford's greatest movie "The Quiet Man" starring John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara and Barry Fitzgerald was made. It was set in the beautiful west of Ireland with filming being centred in the village of Cong on the Mayo-Galway border.
Quiet Man Cottage Museum is a novel concept which will give the visitor a total Quiet Man experience as if they were actually 'on-set'. Located by the river at Circular Road, Cong, between actual locations used for the filming, the ground floor of the cottage has been designed as an exact replica of 'White-o-Mornin' Cottage.
Dunguaire Castle (Kinvara)
Standing tall watching over Galway Bay, this iconic 1520’s castle was the Royal Palace of Guaire Aidhne, King of Connacht.
Aillwee Cave and Birds of Prey Exhibition
Be prepared for an adventure through underground caverns, chasms and waterfalls. Or, get up close and personal with Falcons, Owls, Hawks and more in the Birds of Prey Centre. Not feeling adventurous? A cafe is located on the grounds showcasing a menu of local food and coffee options.
The Centre is home to birds from all around the globe including falcons, hawks, owls, eagles and vultures. Each enclosure offers an opportunity to see, hear, and interact with these majestic creatures and learn about the ancient sport of falconry. See some of the most endangered species of birds fly around Aillwee mountain. Also an opportunity to handle, fly and feed your very own hawk, a unique opportunity to interact with nature. *NEW 2012*
A full day, guided tour of Connemara, an area famed for it’s unspoiled natural beauty and rugged landscapes. As you travel from Galway, listen to your expert driver/guide share the origin of the Irish language and how it is still the native language of Connemara, despite its diminishing status in the rest of Ireland. Exit the coach to visit iconic Irish landmarks independently and discover rivers and lakes that flow off The Twelve Pins Mountain Range to naturally shape this majestic region.
- Leenane Village: A small mountain-side town bursting with Irish charm
- Killary Fjord: Ireland’s only fjord serves the natural border between counties Galway and Mayo.
- Kylemore Abbey: Extravagantly placed on a lake in the midst of the mountains, this 19th century abbey has was originally built by Mitchell Henry as a gift to his wife, Margaret. The Kylemore Abbey provided many improvements to the land after the Great Famine: reclaiming bogland, providing locals with work, shelter and even education. Today, visitors can explore the Abbey (now owned and run by Benedictine nuns), miniature Gothic Church and award winning-walled Victorian walled gardens.
- An Spidéal: A picturesque Gaeltacht (Irish Speaking) village. It is home to many traditional thatched roof homes, scenic coastlines and beautiful beaches.
An ancient megalithic tomb on the karstic limestone pavement of the Burren dating back to 2500 BC. One of the most famous dolmens in Ireland.
Renowned for its wealth of music festivals & selection of traditional Irish pubs. Fitzpatricks bar is the lunch stop on the tour.
Surrounded by a bawn & walled enclosure...This 16C tower house lieson the southern eastern shore of Galway Bay. Medieval Banquets take place here nightly during high season.