Cong and Connemara

Cong and Connemara Daytrip

This route will give you a real look to the “true Irish Countryside” in county Galway located in the West of Ireland known as Connemara has long been regarded as the real emerald of Ireland.

Connemara is situated at the very edge of Europe, on the west coast of Ireland, and is one of the most beautiful, unspoilt places possible to find.
From the stunning views surrounding the lake plentiful Bog to the golden beaches rolling courageously out into the wild Atlantic Ocean , the landscape is constantly changing as the seasons bring ever changing colors to each of these and cloth them uniquely with each passing day.

This natural terrain and unspoilt environment offers the visitor a wonderland of sights, experiences, adventure and activities. The people are warm, friendly and extend a hospitality which is the essence of Ireland.

Make sure to bring your camera to capture these majestic views. Along the way you will find plenty of hidden treasures as well as the more sought after attractions, such as:

“The Quiet Man”, written by John Ford and starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara was filmed in the small village of Cong, the Quiet Man Bridge is a must see while you pass through. Another Irish film which has bought a great deal of fame to the small town of Leenane is “The Field” where majority of the film version of the play was filmed.

You will also pass Irelands only Fjord, Killary Fjord – defiantly a place for a magnificent photo opportunity.
The Kylemore Abbey is a 19th Century Abbey built to house nuns from the Benedictine Order, today paired with the walled gardens Kylemore Abbey is the number 1 must see attraction in Connemara

  • Time: 3hrs 40mins (round trip)
  • Distance: 176KM (round trip)
  • Telephone: (091) 741 150
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