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4.5 star rating: Recommended 21 Reviews

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  • Location: Galway, Ireland
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Connemara Day Trip from Galway: Kylemore Abbey and Ross Errilly Friary. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

A great way to see this beautiful region of Ireland. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

A fantastic trip. The scenery, the Abbey, everything was delightful. Also enjoyed our guide. He provided so much information and was an absolute blast. Loved everything about. Keep up the great work Viator!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Very pretty drive! Tour Guide was great, may suggest incorporating a lunch spot or suggesting bringing a lunch.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

The driver was very charming and the scenery was beyond beautiful. Each stop on the trip was well chosen and very relaxed, and we never felt like we were in some kind of tourist machine, like on so many other trips. The Friary was peaceful and relaxing, the Abbey was expansive and very scenic, and the cherry on top was a 'tea break' in Cong, which is impossibly quaint and charming. Possibly our favorite daytrip of the entire holiday.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

M. Rooney was an awesome guide. Very knowledgeable and charming. We appreciated all the extras and it was the perfect way for my elderly parents to have access to this part of Ireland.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2013

I prefer to drive and tour in our car, however, this was definitely the best way to see Connemara from Galway.
I could not possibly have seen the wonderful sights in both Galway and Mayo that I saw from our comfortable coach- even if it rained at times!
The main difference from doing your own thing is to have a very experienced, amusing and extremely knowledgeable driver/guide such as Michael O'Malley! How he negotiated some of these narrow roads was amazing as the attached photos show.
We were worried that an 8 hour trip would be too much but actually time flew by and I did not fall asleep once.
Great value for money!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2013

Provides a great opportunity to see countryside. The bonus of stopping to see Quiet Man town and bridge was a nice bonus.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

We really enjoyed our trip. We originally took the trip to see Cong, the village where The Quiet Man was filmed but truly enjoyed the countryside and Kylemore Abbey. Ross Errilly Friary was an amazing stop for atmospheric photography. I highly recommend this tour.

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2014

It was great. Good commentary. Knowledgeable docent. Fun trip

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2014

Magnificent views of the countryside. Would have enjoyed Kylemore Abbey more if the weather had been more cooperative. Entertaining tour guidel Can't wait to come back!

4 star rating: Recommended
September 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed the tour despite the weather. The abbey and its setting is spectacular. Inside is nothing special. Other places/landscapes visited rounded out the tour nicely, though probably the landscape not seen at it best becauseof the rain.

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2014

It took a lot of time getting out of Galway. Several stops to get people. Trip was good. The driver, guide was good.

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2014

This made for a long day of looking at green but we recommend. The friary was my favorite part. A great contrast to the giftshop etc of the Abbey. Make sure to bring "off" wipes or some other sort of insect repellent for the Abbey. I missed one spot along my arm that the midges took full advantage of, I hate to think of how other people faired that didn't have repellent at all.

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2014

This was a wonderful trip with spectacular scenery. I had no idea what i was going to see and i was completely surprised. I was a solo traveler and it was a perfect trip. All the extra stops were wonderful.

The only bad thing was the driver constantly telling us his opinion about things.

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2014

Our trip was fantastic, we enjoyed a lot. Good staff and really nice explanations. The driver was funny!
We high recommend to do this excursion.

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