County Galway Attractions

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County Galway Attractions

Delve into the rugged beauty of County Galway and its many exciting attractions!

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Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden is one of Ireland's most romantic castles, set in the stunning surrounds of Connemara and only a 1 hour and 20minute drive from The Galmont.
Discover the Kylemore Woodland Trails & Tales along the beautiful 1000 acre estate, the 6 acre Victorian Walled Garden, the neo-Gothic church, dining and the fairy woodland play area.
Address: Connemara, Co. Galway.
Opening times: seasonal timetable 
Booking Advised: (095) 52001
Prepare to be amazed at the incredible, awe-inspiring beauty of the rugged North Connemara landscape onboard the Connemara Lady, with our 90-minute sightseeing tour. Complete with an informative commentary outlining the natural and social history of the Fjord as well as the ancient mythology surrounding these waters and uninterrupted views of the “savage beauty” of North Connemara’s spectacular scenery, our tour will take you to the mouth of the Fjord, the gateway to the majestic Atlantic coast beyond, and offer unrivalled views of otherwise impossible to reach sections of the Wild Atlantic Way coastline.

Opening times: seasonal timetable

Booking Advised:  (0) 87 235 9136
Awarded ‘BEST IRISH EXPERIENCE’ 2021, this is the only cruise to the Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher sailing direct from Galway city. 
The seasonal cruise departs Galway Docks (located less than 10-minute walk from The Galmont) will give you an opportunity to visit Inis Mór and see the Cliffs of Moher on a Day Trip.
Opening times: seasonal timetable 
Booking Advised: (0)91 568 903 / (0)871 827047.
Connemara National Park covers some 2,000 hectares of scenic mountains, expanses of bogs, heaths, grasslands and woodlands. Some of the Park’s mountains, namely Benbaun, Bencullagh, Benbrack and Muckanaght, are part of the famous Twelve Bens or Beanna Beola range.
Admission is free and there is a playground, picnic area and a tearoom.
Address: Letterfrack, Co. Galway.
Aran Off Road Experience is a guided tour company, set up by brothers and native Islanders Pádraig and Aonghus Hernon. They provide small, personalised group tours of Inis Mór in an off-road 4x4 Land Rover Defender Jeep, going completely off the beaten track to visit the local landmarks and hidden gems on Inis Mór.
Address: Oatquarter, Inis Mór, Aran Islands, Co. Galway. 
Opening times: Monday-Friday 8am-10pm Saturday-Sunday 10.30pm 
Booking Advised: (0)83 0185175
It offers beautiful walks, a walled garden that is perfect for picnics, deer in an enclosure and lots of literary references along with a visitor centre. There is a tea room and information centre. There is also a 3- minute presentation which covers the life of Lady Gregory, the history of Coole and the Irish Literary Revival. Coole Park has a variety of walking trails which are clearly sign posted throughout the park.
Address: Gort, Co. Galway.
Explore Ireland’s beautiful Burren region and discover top natural landmarks including the Cliffs of Moher with ease on this day tour from Galway. Travel through the Burren’s rugged landscapes with your guide and discover local attractions such as the 16th-century Dunguaire Castle and Aillwee Cave. Explore walking trails on top of the mighty Cliffs of Moher at your leisure and enjoy panoramic views over the coastal scenery. Watch the skies for sightings of native birdlife, then stop in Doolin on route back to Galway.
Opening times: seasonal timetable
Booking Advised: (091) 562 905
A new visitor centre in Ros Muc in the heart of the Connemara Gaeltacht that tells the story of Patrick Pearse, and brings visitors on a journey of discovery through the language, culture and landscape of this stunning part of south Connemara.
• Visit Teach an Phiarsaigh, the cottage where Patrick Pearse, writer, educator and leader of the 1916 Rising, spent his summers.
• Explore Pearse’s historical and cultural legacy.
• Interactive exhibition in the new visitor centre brings to life the unique landscape, language and culture of southern Connemara that inspired Pearse’s work.
• Scenic looped walk through the Connemara bog from the visitor centre to Pearse’s cottage.
• Learn about contemporary life in Connemara, and how the Irish language, Gaelic sports and traditional music are part of everyday life.
Address: An Gort Mhór, Rosmuck, Co. Galway.

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