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Western Ireland (4 Day Tour)

For those with less time to spare, we can offer this four day tour in the West of Ireland including hiking in Connemara and the Aran Islands, taking in the Fort of Dun Aenghus, Kylemore Abbey, Killary Fjord, and Omey Island.

Prices: US$ 2199
EU€ 1899
Duration: 4 days

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Itinerary Information

Western Ireland Tour Details for 2018
Thur 12 Apr to Sun 15 Apr 2018
0 Places available
Depart Galway City 9 am
Return Galway City 3 pm

Duration: 4 days
Special April Offer
US$1699
EU1399
Thur 19 Apr to Sun 22 Apr 2018
12 Places available
Special April Offer
US$1699
EU1399
Tues 31 Jul to Fri 3 Aug 2018
12 Places available
Sun 5 Aug to Wed 8 Aug 2018
12 Places available

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Tour Map: Western Ireland Break

Tour Map: Western Ireland Break

Tour Highlights

  • A walk on Omey Island
  • Killary Harbour - Ireland's only fjord
  • A visit to Kylemore Abbey and gardens
  • Dun Aengus Fort on the Aran Islands
  • 2 night stay in Clifden, the Jewel in Connemara
  • 1 night stay on the Aran Islands

Included In Tour

  • Galway City Pick-Up
  • Galway City Drop-Off
  • All 3-4 star accommodation (en suite) x 3 nights
  • All land transportation
  • Entrance to Kylemore Abbey and Gardens
  • Return Ferry to the Aran Islands
  • 3 guided walks
  • Escort of full-time guide
  • 3 breakfasts
  • 3 packed lunches
  • 2 evening meals

Shop in IrelandDAY 1: MEET AT GALWAY CITY, TRAVEL TO CONNEMARA. HIKE OMEY ISLAND

Terrain: quiet lanes, beaches and sandy tracks. Walking Distance 5 miles (8 km)

From Galway City we drive west to Clifden: a great little town known as the “Jewel of Connemara”. We will be accommodated at a lovely guest house for the next two nights, right on the edge of town. Our first walk will be at Omey Island. This is a beautiful little island located just off the Connemara shore and we can reach it by walking across the sand at low tide. We will take a circular walk travelling by ancient tracks beside a lake and then out across quiet sandy beaches. We will take our evening meal at one of Clifden’s many fine restaurants, and there may be some traditional music to hear in the pubs.

Overnight: Clifden, Connemara. Meals included: Lunch and Dinner

Kylemore AbbeyDAY 2: VISIT KYLEMORE ABBEY AND WALLED GARDENS. HIKE AT KILLARY FJORD

Terrain: waterside paths, rocky tracks. Elev Gain: 100 ft. Walking Distance 6 miles (9.7 km)

First stop today is Kylemore Abbey: nestled at the base of Druchruach Mountain in the heart of Connemara, Kylemore is regarded as one of Ireland’s most beautiful buildings. Built in 1867 by Mitchell Henry as a romantic gift to his wife, Kylemore Abbey and the surrounding mountains and lakes are steeped in history. Today the Abbey and the estate are open to visitors and the main areas to be visited are the Abbey itself, the Gothic Church, and the Victorian Walled Gardens. There are also craft shops, pottery studio, and tea rooms with home-baked cakes.

Overnight: Clifden, Connemara. Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch.

DAY 3: TAKE FERRY TO ARAN ISLANDS. HIKE ON INISHMORE

Terrain: quiet lanes, grassy tracks, rocky shore. Walking Distance 7 miles (11.3 km)

Inishmore (trans ‘the big island’) is the largest of the three Aran Islands and the most remote. The name Aran is from the Irish Arainn which translates as “the long ride”. An appropriate name for an island 9 miles long by 3 miles wide. There is no place like Aran, an island covered in a myriad of dry stone walls, colourful wild flowers, tiny fertile meadows and endless Pre-Christian and Christian sites of interest. All with a boundary of wild Atlantic waves. You will find the whole place absolutely enchanting!

Walk Options: the full walk is 7 miles long, there is an alternative option of just 2-3 miles available.

Overnight: Kilmurvey, Inishmore, Aran Islands. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Short breaks west coast of irelandDAY 4: RETURN TO MAINLAND. TRANSFER AND DROP OFF AT GALWAY CITY

This morning, after breakfast, we will take a short walk and then take lunchtime ferry back to Rossaveal. We will then drive to Galway City where the tour ends and you will be dropped at the Galway City Rail / Bus Station.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch Included.

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Note: The above scheduled itinerary is subject to change for varying reasons. Any changes made by Joyce’s Ireland and / or the tour leaders will be in the interest and safety of all participants.

Note also: Many clients come on a Joyce’s Ireland tour who wish to do very little hiking. Every day there are alternative options such as sight-seeing, relaxing, reading, painting, listening to Irish traditional music, and generally just soaking up the Irish atmosphere. You can opt out of the hiking on any day! All our accommodations are based in scenic locations, so you are very welcome to just remain “home” for the day.