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Day Trips

Explore Ireland

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.

Enjoy a professionally guided tour to the Cliffs of Moher. On the way to the Cliffs of Moher, you’ll pass through the Burren Region and view Ireland's most exposed limestone terrain, jagged cliffs, and untamed Atlantic Ocean. Stopat Dunguaire castle which stands along the shore of Galway Bay and dates back to the 1520s. Next you can choose to explore the underground caverns, bridged chasms, and frozen waterfalls that live inside the Aillwee Cave. Finally, arrive at the Cliffs of Moher and experience what it feels like to be at the edge of the world! The Cliffs are Irelands most visited natural attraction with over 1million visitors every year.
Get a professionally guided tour through Connemara, a very raw landscape in Ireland including glassy lakes, sandy beaches, and majestic mountains. Go through Leenane, an old world village nestled nicely between Mweelrea(Devil’s Mother) and Maamturk Mountains. From Leenane, you’ll be able to take in the breath taking 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 winning Victorian walled gardens. The abbey is a site to see, placed on a lake in the midst of the mountains of Connemara. Finally, you’ll stop at An Spidéal, a picturesque Gaeltacht(Irish-speaking) village located along the Wild Atlantic Way.
The Aran Islands consist of three islands: Inis Mór, Inis Méain, and Inis Oírr. In order to get to the islands, you must take a ferry. Each of these islands has their own unique attractions and charms. Inis Mór, meaning the big island, is a very popular tourist destination. There are over 50 different monuments of Christian, pre-Christian and Celtic mythological heritage. Inis Méainoffers an escape from the hustle and bustle of the modern world. With a population of 200 people, this visit will give you the best chance to acquaint yourself 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 can see the Cliffs of Moher in all their beauty. Inside the main village area you’ll find a strong local community that sill adheres to the traditional Irish way of life. Whichever Island you choose, you’re sure to have an extraordinary time!
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.