Connemara, a place of contrasts, colours, wilderness and warm welcomes on the west coast of Ireland. From the bogs and lakes of the Gaelic speaking South Connemara, to the mountain vistas of North and West Connemara, the diversity of the landscape and the people who populate it have much to offer. During our tour we will venture North West towards the beautiful village of Leenane at the head of Killary Harbour, Irelands only Fjord, for a stunning cruise around the mouth of the Fjord, once back on dry land we continue to Kylemore Abbey, the home of a community of Benedictine nuns who fled from Ypres in1920. A visit to the Connemara Heritage & History Centre tells the history down through the ages, from pre-historic to present day, as our guided tractor drawn carriage takes us to the hilltop view which overlooks the Roundstone Bog Complex that began 7000 years ago. We can enjoy a visit to Westport town & Harbour, with free time to explore and admission to Westport House, set amongst lush gardens, rich woodlands and broad promenades. Return crossings on the Irish Ferries Holyhead to Dublin route.
Including an overnight outward stay in Birr and on our return journey, we include an overnight stay in Caernarfon.
County Arms Hotel Birr, is a 4* establishment. (Outward overnight hotel) is set in a 9-acre estate. All guestrooms are en suite and contain all the usual refinements including flat screen TV, Wi-Fi and refreshment facilities. This hotel boasts a Springs Leisure Club & Spa, including a swimming pool, steam room, hot tub & gymnasium. Our stay is on a half board basis. A lift serves all floors.
Clifden Station House Hotel, is a 4* establishment, (Main stay hotel) is located in the heart of Connemara and the ideal base to explore Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. The Hotel located in the town centre has all the modern facilities you will need including luxurious guestrooms which contain all of the usual refinements including flatscreen TV, Wi-Fi and refreshment facilities. This hotel also boasts an award-winning Spa and Leisure Centre, including a swimming pool, steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi & gymnasium. Our stay is on a half board basis. A lift serves all floors.
The Celtic Royal Hotel, Caernarfon, located by Caernarfon Castle. (overnight return hotel) This historic hostelry dates back to the 18th century, but has been fully restored and offers the refinements of the 21st century! All of the guestrooms are en suite and offer the usual refinements. It also boasts a fully fitted gymnasium, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna & steam room. Our stay is on a half board basis. A lift serves all floors.