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  • Connemara and Cong Tour - Dublin Tour Company

Day Tours

Board the shuttle coach departing Dublin at 7am DAILY* from the Discover Ireland Centre, O'Connell Street (beside the Savoy Cinema)

Make a short stop for coffee and restrooms in Athlone Applegreen at 8:30am before arriving in Galway in time for the 10am departure Connemara & Cong Tour.

Having completed the tour you return to the Galway Coach Station at approx 5:30pm. Your ticket allows you to board the Dublin and Galway Tour Company's 6:30pm Shuttle Bus arriving in Dublin City Centre at 9pm approx - the drop-off points are Bachelor's Walk (near O'Connell St.) and Nassau St. (near Trinity college)
Ticket Prices (does not include admission to Kylemore Abbey)
Same Day Return: €45 (Adult) €40 (Student, Senior 65+, Child 3-15)
Open Day Return: €50 (Adult) €45 (Student, Senior 65+, Child 3-15) Valid for one week from date of booking
One-Way Ticket: €35 (Adult) €30 (Student, Senior 65+, Child 3-15) Tour ends in Galway
Tickets Include: Dublin - Galway Return Shuttle & a Fully Guided Tour of Connemara & Cong. Comfort, Quality & Fun - All in One Ticket!

Tour Itinerary:
06:50 Board coach at Discover Ireland Centre on O'Connell St. (near the Savoy Cinema)
07:00 Wave goodbye to Dublin as we depart for the Wild West!
08:30 A 'wee' stop for tay and coffee near Athlone town.
10:00 Arrive in Galway and begin your fully guided tour of Connemara & Cong. The first stop is Ross Errilly Friary, a hidden but atmospheric 14th century monastery, before continuing on to Cong Village
11:15 at Cong you can visit the ruins of the Old Abbey and take a walk through Cong Woods, wander the streets made famous by the Quiet Man movie or simply enjoy a coffee on the banks of Lough Corrib
11:45 Depart Cong and enter the wild Connemara region through the hidden Lough Nafooey route, where you will experience the stark beauty of the valleys of Connemara before arriving at the Atlantic Ocean and the famed Killary Fjord (for hostellers there is an option to hop-off at the Connemara Hostel).
14:00 Arrive at the magical Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Gardens. There is an optional admission fee and discounted tickets can be purchased in cash from your driver. Admission includes guided walks, shuttle bus to the walled gardens and entrance to the castle and mausoleum. There is also a cafe where you can purchase a hearty lunch or some homemade goodies!
16:00 Depart Kylemore for Galway through the scenic Inagh Valley, taking in Maam Cross and Oughterard.
17:30 ~ 17:45 Return to New Coach Station, Galway
18:30 Depart Galway for Dublin (Express Shuttle Service)
21:00 Arrive in Dublin City. The drop-off points are Bachelor's Walk (near O'Connell St.) and Nassau St. (near Trinity College)


The Arch Tour Office, High Street, Galway



  • Operating Hours

    1 Jan - 31 Dec

    MON 07:00 - 21:00
    TUES 07:00 - 21:00
    WED 07:00 - 21:00
    THU 07:00 - 21:00
    FRI 07:00 - 21:00
    SAT 07:00 - 21:00
    SUN 07:00 - 21:00

(subject to change)