Shared Tour: Connemara and Galway Bay
Enjoy an enchanting day tour to the glorious West of Ireland where John Ford filmed "The Quiet Man". We arrive through Galway (the City of the Tribes), see Kylemore Abbey and explore Connemara, which means "inlets of the sea".
On arrival in Galway we transfer to our waiting coach and strike out along the shores of Galway Bay and into the region known as Connemara. Our lunch (not included) stop is in the little fishing village of Roundstone with its views of the Twelve Bens mountain range. Our next stop is at the unique Coral Beach on this wild Atlantic coast. We see where Alcock and Brown crash landed in 1919 after the first ever transatlantic flight, this is also where Marconi sent the first wireless messages to America. We then visit the pretty town of Clifden - Connemara's capital, for a shopping stop and the fabulous sky road, see Kylemore Abbey (photo stop only) and return to Galway via the Inagh Valley with the Maam Turks Mountain range on our left for our return Intercity train to Dublin.
This tour is provided on a reserved basis prior to departure. Passengers must contact the local sightseeing company upon arrival to reconfirm their tour.
Dublin Heuston Station (Customer Service Desk)
7:30am Monday-Saturday; check in at 7:10am
Food, beverages, transportation to/from hotel
The Railtours Ireland hosts will be in bright yellow jackets.