Day Trips

Skeffington Arms Hotel

We offer a variety of different day tours that depart from Galway City Centre including the Cliffs of Moher & The Burren, Connemara,and ferries to the Aran Islands. You can book your tickets for any of these tours at our reception desk.

Cliffs of Moher & The Burren

Enjoy a professionally guided tour to the Cliffs of Moher. Onthe way to the Cliffs of Moher, you’ll pass through the Burren Region and view Irelandsmost exposed limestone terrain, jagged cliffs, and untamed Atlantic Ocean. Stopat Dunguaire castle which stands along the shore of Galway Bay and dates backto the 1520s. Next you can choose to explore the underground caverns, bridgedchasms, and frozen waterfalls that live inside the Aillwee Cave. Finally, arriveat the Cliffs of Moher and experience what it feels like to be at the edge ofthe world! The Cliffs are Irelands most visited natural attraction with over 1million visitors every year.


Get a professionally guided tour through Connemara, a veryraw landscape in Ireland including glassy lakes, sandy beaches, and majesticmountains. Go through Leenane, an old world village nestled nicely between Mweelrea(Devil’s Mother) and Maamturk Mountains. From Leenane, you’ll be able to takein the breathtaking Killary Fjord. This is Irelands only fjord and is the naturalborder between counties Galway and Mayo. Next, you’ll visit Kylemore Abbey, a 19thcentury abbey that is now home to the Benedictine nuns and award winningVictorian walled gardens. The abbey is a site to see, placed on a lake in themidst of the mountains of Connemara. Finally, you’ll stop at An Spidéal, a picturesque Gaeltacht(Irish-speaking) village located along the Wild Atlantic Way.

Aran Islands

The Aran Islands consist of threeislands: Inis Mór, Inis Méain, and Inis Oírr. Inorder to get to the islands, you must take a ferry. Each of these islands hastheir own unique attractions and charms. Inis Mór, meaning thebig island, is a very popular tourist destination. There are over 50 differentmonuments of Christian, pre-Christian and Celtic mythological heritage. Inis Méainoffers an escape from the hustle and bustle of the modern world. With apopulation of 200 people, this visit will give you the best chance to acquaintyourself in the precious sanctuary of traditional Irish culture. Inis Oírr isthe smallest island and has a very distinct charm to it. From its coast you cansee the Cliffs of Moher in all their beauty.  Inside the main village area you’ll find a stronglocal community that sill adheres to the traditional Irish way of life.  Whichever Island you choose, you’re sure tohave an extraordinary time!

Ireland West Tours

Jim Parslow is a native of Galway. He is the founder and owner of 'Ireland West Tours' and have been bringing people along the Wild Atlantic Way for many years.