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Cliffs of Moher, Galway City, & Connemara
Dublin to Galway Bus Tours
Galway City Tour

See Medieval Galway City from our above our old vintage top blue bus. Optional hop on / hop off around Medieval Galway City.

Dublintoursbus in association with Galway Sight Seeing Tour also offer an all day hop on / hop off bus pass ticket with a Professional Irish tour Guide to allow you to explore at a leisurely pace:

The Galway Cathedral, The University, Salmon Weir Bridge, Salthill, The Claddagh, Galway Bay, Spanish arch and much more!

Departs Daily outside the Galway Tourist Office on Forster Street:

Note: (April – September)
10:30am
12:00pm
14:00pm
15:30pm



Galway City - 1 hour - Open Top Bus Tours (1st April – 30th Sept), including:

depart stop

Open top Bus Departs> 
The Open top Galway City tour bus departs from outside the Galway Tourist Office on Forster Street.
(You can Hop-on / Hop-off from any stop!).

Eyre Square

Eyre Square 
Eyre Square now known as the 'Square' gets its own name from the open space in front of the gate known as the 'Green'. Markets took place to the north of that space.. In 1631 Some ash-trees were planted and a wooden fence erected around the park. In 1710 the plot of land was presented to Mayor Edward Eyre, which became known as Eyre Square. ]By the middle of the 19th century most of the park underwent a redevelopment in Georgian style. In 1965, the square was officially named John F Kennedy memorial park in honour of his viist to Ireland before his assination in 1963.John F. Kennedy. A redevelopment work of the square began in 2004 costing €9.6 million. The new look square received an Irish Landscape Institute Design Award in 2007.

Two large, cast-iron cannons and a statue of Irish language writer Pádraic Ó Conaire was erected in the memory in 1935. During redevelopment works, this was removed to the Galway city Museum in the Spanish Arch area of the city. The Browne doorway, originally the doorway of the Browne families and home on Lower Abbeygate Street was moved in 1905 from Abbeygate street to Eyre Square.

 

Galway Cathedral Galway Cathedral
One of the most largest impressive buildings in the city. Construction on the cathedral began in 1958 on the site of the old city jail, The dome and pillars reflect are constructed in a Renaissance style feature, including rose windows and mosaics, portraying the broad tradition of Christian art. The Cathedral dome, is 44.2 metres (145 ft), high dominating the city skyline.
 
Salthill

Salthill 
It lies within the townland of Lenaboy and attracts thousands of tourists all year round. Salthill is a popular seaside destination in Galway City . It was once the main spot for dancing late night clubs and show-bands. Seapoint & Leisureland were two popular venues fro this.

The 1970's saw the introduction of a number of casinos and more leisure centres. In 2007 the annual airshow attracted over 100,00-spectators to view the F16 red arrow planes. Salthill was also centre point for the 2009 Volvo Ocean Race, as well as the more recent Round-Ireland Powerboat race in 2010. During these events, stands were set up along the Prom selling a variety of goods. Throughout all the developments, Sathill is renowned for its clear blue sea along with its diving area located at Blackrock where swimmers can be seen diving & swimming all year round.

 

claddagh Claddagh
Claddagh was once a fishing village on the western edge of Galway City. it got its name 'Claddagh' An Irish name meaning stony beach. The area was formerly a fishing village, just outside the old city walls. Located just across the river from the Spanish Arch It is one of the oldest former fishing villages in Ireland. It played a vital role for the people in galway where they farmed from the sea for fish for survival during the Great famine while the potato crop failed miserably on the Irish land. The Claddagh is renowned for the famous Claddagh ring, which is popular among those of Irish heritage as both a friendship and wedding ring. Its design featurs design consist of two clasped hands holding a crowned heart, and symbolizes love, friendship and loyalty.
 
Spanish Arch Spanish Arch
It was designed originally as an extension of the famous city walls, to protect the quays. The Spanish Arch, built in 1584 is located on the banks of the river Corrib. The Spanish Arch is, in fact, a misnomer, as there is no proven association between the Spanish in Galway and the building of the Arch. Spanish Arch today is home to the Galway City Museum, which nestles famous statues and treasures of galway.
 
Film Festival Galway Galway Film Fleadh
The Fleadh attracts directors, actors, cinematographers and artists of all generations and cultural backgrounds The Galway Film Fleadh renowned as Ireland's leading film festival, is a six day international film event held every July, welcoming a mad diversity of filmmaking all over the globe.. The Galway Film Fleadh is now in its 24th year, and its goal objective is to bring together audiences and filmmakers within an intimate environment, and share a common experience – the wonder of cinema. The Fleadh's diverse audience is made up of the general cinema going public, film buffs, student filmmakers, industry professionals and invited guests.
 

Cliffs of Moher & the 1pm Burren afternoon tour from Galway City including:

Board bus for Cliffs of Moher Tour After completing a 1 hour guided professional open top tour of Galway Board our 1pm Healy Burren Afternoon Bus Tour to the Cliffs of Moher.
Burren Region 
An area of scenic & unsurpassed beauty that has fascinated many geologists and archaeologists for years. Renowned for its unique rare flora & fauna.
Cliffs of Moher
Voted as one of the seven wonders of the world...It boasts as one of Irelands top tourist attractions rising some 200 metres above sea level and stretching some 8kms long. Visit Atlantic Edge experience located at the centre of the underground building a huge domed cave containing images, exhibits, displays & experiences that will delight young and old alike.
Doolin
Renowned for its wealth of music festivals & selection of traditional Irish pubs. Fitz's bar is our lunch stop on the tour.
Burren Atlantic Coast Drive 
Travel along the shores of Galway Bay and view the Aran Islands, Connemara & Galway city from across the bay.
DunGuaire Castle 
Surrounded by a bawn & walled enclosure...This 16C tower house lieson the southern eastern shore of Galway Bay. Medieval Banquets take place here nightly during high season.
  Arrive in Galway 
The tour arrives in Galway City at about 6:15pm approx with 30 min coffee stop in Galway 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 spectacular regions!

 

Tour highlights:

 
  • Eyre Square 
  • Spanish Arch
  • Town Hall Theatre 
  • Galway Museum
  • Courthouse 
  • The Old City
  • Salmon Weir
  • Lynch's Castle
  • Cathedral 
  • St. Nicholas' Church
  • University 
  • Nora Barnacle Joyce House
  • Claddagh Village 
  • St. Marys College
  • Lynch's Window
  • 1st Irish National School 
  • Home of Humanity Dick
  • Salthill village 
  • Blakes Castle
  • Atlantaquaria 
  • Old Medieval City
  • Galway Famine Road 
  • Home of the World famous Claddagh Ring
  • Wolf Tone Bridge

*Look out for our open top vintage blue bus*

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Oct 13, 2014 - Posted by: editor
Category: General

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
Category: General

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.