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Cliffs of Moher, Galway City, & Connemara
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Kylemore Abbey

Travel back in time with DublinToursBus as we promise to help you experience the old way of life in rural Ireland. Connemara is often described as an area of scenic & unsurpassed beauty. A gentle relaxed tour to the Connemara & Kylemore Abbey, 'Dublin Tours Bus ' offers more photo stops off the bus than the rest!!

Our tours take in the Quiet Man cottage & movie while offering a 2 hour stop at the magical Kylemore Abbey & Gardens. We will Also try to teach you a few 'coupla focail' along the way!!  

Departs 07:15 daily & extra 09:15 departure weekends only from Dublin outside the Jaffa Deli on Burgh Quay. Look out for the Gobus.ie bus no 720

 07:15am Daily & 09:15am Weekend Connemara Tours

  • 07:15am: Early Tour with more FREE time of the bus to relax and experience the old way of life in rural Connemara. This tour travels along the shores of Galway bay stopping at Spiddal fishing village & Screeb waterfall. After a 2 hour stop at Kylemore Abbey & gardens. Returning to Galway at 17:15approx with 1 hour free time in Medieval Galway City before boarding the 18:45pm Gobus back to Dublin City.
  • 09:15am: Our new Direct Non-stop Day Tour to Connemara & Kylemore Abbey. After touring Connemara there is also 1 hour free time in Medieval Galway City. Returns to Dublin City 21:15pm approx

 

This tour has the following highlights

Spiddal - A small fishing village, renowned for its blue flag beach & angling Spiddal Craft village offers people the opportunity to buy handmade gifts directly from Artisans themselves. Located just 12 miles of Galway City, people still speak both Irish & English today.
Connemara - One of the largest Gaeltacht speaking regions in the West Of Ireland. It comprises of some 250km square miles extending west into Connaught. Famous for its unique landscape of blanket bog.
Replica of Quiet Man Cottage - See the famous Quiet Man bridge and hear more about the Quiet man movie directed by John B Keane starring John Wayne & Maureen O'Hara.
Inagh & Maam Valleys - Referred by many famous Irish writers such as Oscar Wild and Patrick Kavanagh as areas of scenic & unsurpassed beauty. See turf cutting in the valleys & sheep roaming the roadside. The only traffic delays you will encounter!!!
Kylemore Abbey & Gardens - A 2hour stop with opportunity to have lunch in the Mitchell restaurant. This castle was built out of love, an enchanted fairy tale castle with magical looks & walks through the Kylemore wooded heartland. Home to the Benedictian order of Nuns, Kylemore Abbey is a secret haven of peace & tranquillity.
Killary Fjord - Some 250 metres wide and 10 miles long, Killary is one of 3 glacier fjords that exist in Ireland, it is 9 miles deep offering diving throughout the year while aquaculture is important here locally with salmon rafts visible on the surface. Also an opportunity to take the Killary sea cruise vessel on its waters during the summer season.
Leenane - Nestled in between the Mweelrea & Maamturk mountains it lies snugly situated at the head of Killary harbour. Here the film adaptation of John B Keanes famous play The FIELD directed by Jim Sheridan was made in 1989. An opportunity to visit Gaynors bar for a real Irish pint and see some real Connemara characters at the bar!!!
Cong – Renowned as a location setting of the Quiet Man movie. Cong is also home of Ashford Castle one of Ireland's finest hotels, converted from a Victorian faux lakeside castle built by the Guinness family and has a fine example of a ruined medieval abbey, Cong Abbey.
Lough Corrib - Some 33 miles long it is one of 14 fresh water trout lakes found in Europe. Reputed to have 365 islands comprising of 44000 hectares of wetland . It is considered one of the best fishing lakes in Europe and is home to a variety of fresh water fish including brown trout, pike, perch, and roach. Also attracts salmon and eels from the Atlantic Ocean.

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The Dublin Tours Bus tour travels the scenic R336 coast road along the coast of Galway bay. One can see across the bay the Burren and the Aran islands unfold. Our first stop is in the quaint fishing village of Spiddal often refered to as the 'Gateway to the Gaeltacht' to photo The Burren mountains, Galway Bay & the Aran Islands. Then the tour heads down to the Deserted famine village, an area heavily populated before the Great Famine. Travelling through the Connemara rugged landscape, the stacks of turf, the Connemara ponies and the old thatch cottages begin to unfold. Stopping at Maamcross, the replica of "The Quiet Man cottage" unfolds starring John Wayne was filmed near here. This is also a coffee stop on the tour.

Now the wild beauty of Connemara unfolds as mountains start to rise and there are vast open breath taking spaces in the Maam Valley, a spectacular region that divides up the Maamturk mountains of Connemara. Dropping down into the village of Leenane where the film "The Field" directed by John B. Keane was filmed, Killary Fjord (Ireland's only fjord) unfolds. Here it is visible to see the salmon and mussel pots floating on the surface of the water where the fish are farmed here. The highlight of the tour Kylemore Abbey & Gardens is a guaranteed 2 hour stop where one can absorb the tranquil atmosphere while walking in one of Ireland's most peaceful scenic areas. This is also the lunch stop on the tour.

Returning back to Galway by the Inagh Valley an area of scenic and unsurpassed beauty, the lakes of Inagh which are rich for fishing begin to unfold in amongst the twelve Bens mountains. Travelling back along the main N59 Galway to Clifden road, the tour follows the leafy banks of Lough Corrib along by the village of Oughterard, often referred to as "the gateway to Connemara" arriving back in Galway at 5:15pm approx with 1 hour free time around the Medieval City before boarding the 18:45pm Gobus back to Dublin. A tour that must be taken to see one of the West of Ireland's most scenic regions!

 

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Oct 13, 2014 - Posted by: editor
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Since 1985, Merrion Square art has been regular feature in Dublin and on a Sunday morning many people take a romantic stroll around Merrion Square when it becomes an open-air art gallery. The Exhibition runs from 10.00am to 6.00pm.

The Exhibition is organised by Dublin City Council and the Artists are only allowed to exhibit original paintings on Merrion Square so you get to buy original art directly from the artist.

This is Dublin’s only free all year open-air weekend art exhibition which now has nearly 200 artists exhibiting. It is the perfect place to pick up quality art. Every year new artists are allowed to exhibit so the work and artists keep changing. If you have an eye for art, you could well come away with your very own treasure.

No commission is included in the price of the paintings so you will discover that the prices are quite reasonable. You get quality art straight from the hand of the artist.

You get to meet the artist, discuss their art and get an insight into the colourful life of the artist. The artists are friendly and are happy to talk about their work with passersby.

What better way than to spend a Sunday than to have a romantic stroll around Merrion Square in a beautiful Georgian setting viewing art. All the family can enjoy art in this historic cultural setting.

There is a great variety on display, with of course a great selection of work from traditional to contemporary styles.

If your straying in Dublin why not take a bus tour from Dublin to the Cliffs of Moher or Connemara. Book now @www.dublintoursbus.ie

Oct 13, 2014 - Posted by: editor
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Ireland’s Premier Celebration of Cabaret and Burlesque!

An amazing line up of guest acts, bands and Hosts will be announced over the coming days. Including; Speakeasy, Workshops, Our Circus Macabre show on Friday and Saturday’s Gala Awards Performance, rounded off with our famous Vintage Fashion Show & Afternoon tea on Sunday

Beginning in 2011 the festival was the first of its kind in Ireland. Going from strength to strength over the 4 years of its existence the festival is being organized by a team of performers, producers and fans who have been dedicated to Burlesque since its revival over 11 years ago in Ireland.
The Festival aims to celebrate almost a decade of Burlesque and Cabaret tradition in Ireland.

 

Jul 19, 2014 - Posted by: editor
Category: General

There's something for everyone at the 141st Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show, taking place from the Wednesday 6th – Sunday 10th of August 2014.

 

The Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show is one of Ireland's biggest annual sporting and social events which attracts 100,000 visitors both domestic and foreign!

 

From Live Music and Entertainment, award winning Crafts and Art Exhibitions, Children’s Entertainment, Fashion, Shopping Village with 300 stands, Restaurants, Bars and Snacks to the best in National and International show jumping, you won’t want to miss it.

 

The ever popular Kids' Zone will be packed full of entertainment including pony rides, fun inflatables, face painting, Billy Bubbles and magic shows.

The Blossom Hill Ladies’ Day on Thursday, August 7, promises lots of glamour with fantastic prizes for the ‘Best-dressed Lady’, ‘Most Colourful Outfit’, ‘Most Creative Hat’ and ‘Elegance is an Attitude’, and for fashion conscious males there’s also a prize for ‘Best-dressed Man’.

 

With over €940,000 in prize money to be won, visitors can enjoy top class national and international show jumping competitions including the Longines International Grand Prix, the Land Rover Puissance and the Furusiyya FEI Nations’ Cup™ presented by Longines.

 

For more information visit www.dublinhorseshow.com 

 

Why not take atrip from Dublin with Dublintoursbus to the Cliffs of Moher or Connemar regions daily departing at 07:15 and 09:15. Book now @www.dublintoursbus.ie or call 091 770066 to make a reservation.