Galway the ‘City of Tribes’ is home to Spanish Arch, Eyre Square, Shop Street and the Latin Quarter where you will be spoilt for choice with the selection of quirky pubs, talented musicians and street performers. Galway boasts a very bohemian vibe and this ultra-cool city is an excellent place to stay for a few days during your Irish vacation. This medieval city has vibrant markets, cool festivals, museums and an array of excellent eateries to choose from, whether its pizza or Michelin Star restaurants you prefer Galway is a culinary delight. There are nightly traditional Irish music sessions to entertain you all over the cities pubs, sit back and enjoy a few tunes with a pint or two or maybe even an Irish coffee, sure to get you dancing an a jig and joining in the atmosphere too!
During your tour of Ireland do include a visit to the magical Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Gardens, an ideal destination for a day out which should be explored at leisure. The story of Kylemore Abbey is truly a remarkable one that spans over 150 years of tragedy, romance, innovation, education and spirituality. Built as a breathtaking Castle in 1868, it is now home to the Benedictine community of nuns who invite visitors to discover the magic, beauty and peacefulness of Kylemore Abbey. Visit the Abbey and discover what makes it one of Ireland’s best-loved and most iconic attractions. Arouse your senses with the stunningly beautiful landscape, the historical ruins, the grandeur of the Abbey and Castle and the beauty of rural Ireland at its best. This will have you totally relaxed and feeling very serene.
A visit to the rugged Connemara region where you will be in awe of the stark beauty of this hidden valley and stopping off at Cong village is a must during your tour of Ireland. The little village of Cong was the film set to the classic Oscar winning movie ‘The Quietman’ starring Hollywood legends John Wayne and Maureen O Hara. Maybe put your camera skills to the test and take time to reenact the famous scene yourselves! The spectacular and luxurious Ashford Castle here in Cong village is where much of the movie was filmed, the town and castle area remain almost unchanged since 1952 and Cong’s connection with the movie have made it a favorite attraction with tourists since. Stroll around this area and soak up the atmosphere of a bygone era or simply relax with a coffee (or something stronger if you prefer!) enjoying the views across Lough Corrib, the largest lake in Ireland.
Included in our 3 Day, 5 Day and 7 Day private multiday tours of Ireland with MunsterBus Tours.
One of the most popular visitor attractions when touring Ireland, seeing is believing how spectacularly beautiful The Cliffs of Moher really are. This is a site surrounded by folklore and there are many ‘tall tales’ to tell about unrequited love, an Irish hero, mermaids and a lost city which is said to remain underwater until the golden key to open the castle doors is returned… Movie buffs will delight at seeing the caves filmed in many scenes over the years including the enormous one used in ‘Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince’. The Cliffs of Moher are a true natural wonder and you can capture amazing photos from the cliff edge or even from a distance should you wish to take a boat ride which can be arranged locally.