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Lassies, castles and battles: Explore Galway on an audio walking tour

Lassies, castles and battles: Explore Galway on an audio walking tour

Galway is a quaint medieval city with a big heart, as you’ll soon discover on this self-guided audio tour. Just download the VoiceMap app, click on Galway and choose "A meander through the medieval Quarter to the River Corrib". We will visit the key sites on this walking tour, with insights into modern Galway along the way. In the medieval quarter, you’ll hear about events both surprising and some gruesome. Then we’ll visit some of the famous and lesser known sites. The tour is narrated by a qualified Failte Ireland Tour Guide, Derek Spillane. Some of the highlights include: • Saint Nicholas Church and its 1651 map of Galway • The Spanish Arch and the City Walls • Wild swans on the Claddagh shore • Learn where the word “lynched” comes from • Discover who the Tribes of Galway were • Hear how Richard Martin founded the R.S.P.C.A and delve into the darker side to his character • Tips on how to spot the famous Claddagh ring
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes
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$7.26
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Castles of Connemara tour departing from Galway City. Guided. Full day.

Castles of Connemara tour departing from Galway City. Guided. Full day.

With pick up included from your hotel, hop on board as we travel west into the scenic region of Connemara, famed for its wild and rugged land and seascapes. Our first castle visit is to Aughnanure Castle. Built by the O’Flahertys in 1500, this castle is a particularly well-preserved example of an Irish tower house. Next stop in the quaint village of Oughterard for a short coffee break. Weaving our way through scenic Connemara, our next castle stop is Kylemore Abbey, founded by English industrialist Mitchell Henry and now a Benedictine monastery. Spend the next few hours exploring this romantic abbey, its victorian walled gardens and Gothic church. We head to the capital of Connemara, the colourful town of Clifden. En-route (weather permitting) we drive the famous Sky Road. Travel onto to Ballynahinch Castle and take a short break to explore the castle and estate grounds including the walled garden before enjoying some delicious tea & scones before returning to Galway City.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.49
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$110.49
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Romantic tour in Galway

Romantic tour in Galway

An exclusive tour for all the romantics of the world! Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most romantic places in the city. You will feel spellbound in a charming atmosphere. What is considered as one of the best places to have a date in the city? Where can you make lovely photos? You will be surprised how many historical love stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, parks of the city. From heartbreaking and tragic, to the hilarious or spicy ones. This tour is especially recommended in the Saint Valentine period!
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$492.39
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$492.39
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Private Guided Walking Tour of Omey Island in Connemara

Private Guided Walking Tour of Omey Island in Connemara

Omey Island lies 600 metres offshore of the of the Aughrus peninsula and has a wealth of ancient history and stories from the past. Your local guide will walk you across to this tidal island and share its rich history and the stories of St Feichin’s sacred island. The ruins of Feichin’s Church, a medieval church built on a 7th century Christian settlement. The church is surrounded by the remains of a semi-sunken village that was devastated by the Famine. St Feichin’s Holy Well can also be found to the west. Fahy Lough takes up one third of the interior of the island The island is now largely abandoned, with some part-time residents during the summer months. In the mid 19th century it supported a population of over four hundred people who lived off the rich fishing around the island and from cattle raised on the fertile, lime-rich soils. It is now the main burial ground for this region, utilizing an ancient monastic burial ground associated with Brendan the Navigator.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$300.79
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Small-Group Morning Walking Tour of Galway

Small-Group Morning Walking Tour of Galway

This walking tour will bring you through the medieval streets of Galway is led by an experienced local guide from the city. We will show you the important sites that has made Galway the city that it is. We also use our local knowledge of Galway to show you the places that we love to eat and drink. The final part of the tour takes you to a beautiful area of the city that is rarely on other walking tours.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.10
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$36.10
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History & cultural tour of Inishmore, Aran Islands. Galway. Private. 2 ½ hours

History & cultural tour of Inishmore, Aran Islands. Galway. Private. 2 ½ hours

Step off the ferry/plane onto Inis Mór island and meet your native Irish speaking guide, who is a gifted storyteller and a national food champion. In his entertaining company, gain insights into the culture and history of this remote island on a tour that includes spectacular coastal scenery with stop offs at the World Heritage Site of Dún Aonghus, the monastic site of The Seven Churches, a seal colony viewing point and a visit to local craft village to meet the locals and see Celtic inspired crafts. Your guide will share his remarkable insights into the customs and traditions of an island that has been home to his ancestors for as long as time can remember.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$580.31
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Two Hour Walking Tour of Galway City

Two Hour Walking Tour of Galway City

Our guide will immerse you in the songs, stories, trials and tribulations of the people of Galway over the centuries. You’ll see how Galway has become one of the most attractive and liveable cities in Ireland in recent times, with a young population and a well-deserved reputation as a centre for theatre and the arts. This tour will bring alive to you the bustle of medieval ‘Galvia’ where Irish was the native tongue, but where also the patter of Spanish was heard on streets teeming with visiting merchants and sailors from Andalucia. And in those same streets and pubs today you’ll still hear the lilt of Gaelic and the strains of Irish music played on the fiddle and on the uilleann pipes. Can you feel it? Welcome to Galway!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$220.00
per group
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$220.00
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Aran islands pub tour from Galway. Inisheer/Inishmore. Private guide. Full day.

Aran islands pub tour from Galway. Inisheer/Inishmore. Private guide. Full day.

Take a scenic flight to the unique Aran Islands and enjoy their local freshly caught seafood, fine ales and warm hospitality on this privately guided pub tour. Availability: March to October. Max: 8. Enjoy a day packed full of everything the West of Ireland has to offer on this privately guided unique tour. Pick up included from Galway by your private local knowledgeable guide and travel to Connemara International Airport for the flight across Galway Bay with commanding views of the coastline, the Cliffs of Moher and limestone landscape of the three Aran Islands. On your arrival on Inisheer, the smallest of the Aran Islands, food and drink of the highest quality awaits you. You will visit three hostelries on the island where you will meet the locals and enjoy the unique atmosphere on the island made famous by Father Ted. Back to Connemara for your return trip to Galway, where we will stop at Tigh Chualain, west of Spiddal for our last pub of this truly enjoyable and unique tour.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$502.29
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$502.29
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Waterways & Westend tour

Waterways & Westend tour

This tour highlights our maritime history and how the water had been used to enhance our relations with europe and indeed the world. One of europe’s fastest flowing rivers offered the opportunity to harness its power which would bring Galway into the industrial age offering employment in textiles, distilling and munitions.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$180.48
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$180.48
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Walking cultural & history tour: Pearse's Cottage & Derrigimlagh,Guided Full Day

Walking cultural & history tour: Pearse's Cottage & Derrigimlagh,Guided Full Day

Discover three fascinating sites of international historical significance walking the wild and rugged landscapes of breathtakingly scenic Connemara, with a local tour and walking guide. Min 1 max 20 pax. Available 5 March to 30 November
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$124.55
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 The best of Galway walking tour

The best of Galway walking tour

Together with the professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. Which world famous actor born here? What symbolize Claddagh Ring is Galway’s? You will have a chance to explore the city, while hearing fascinating facts and legends. Galway is home to the longest place name in Ireland, Muckanaghederdauhaulia, which means “piggery between two briny places”. You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings and corners of Galway. Your charming guide will tell you what is special and unique about living in this city. Perfect for those who are visiting the city for the first time and want to get the most of it!
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$492.39
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Private walking tour-Discover the Cultural & History Heroes of Connemara

Private walking tour-Discover the Cultural & History Heroes of Connemara

Walk the rugged trails of the Wild Atlantic Way in the company of a dedicated guide on this private tour. While enjoying personalized attention from your guide, you'll cover three sites of historical significance within Connemara as well as two Signature points on the walking route. You can walk at your own pace and ask as many questions as you like.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$677.38
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Old traditional Irish storytelling tales from Connemara, Guided 2 hours.

Old traditional Irish storytelling tales from Connemara, Guided 2 hours.

Listening to a traditional Irish storyteller around a fire has to be one of the best ways of immersing yourself in Irish culture. A wonderful opportunity to have a story teller come to you at your hotel or local pub.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$483.60
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Private Luxury Tour of Kauai: South & West Shores
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Private Luxury Tour of Kauai: South & West Shores

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See the Best of Kauai's south and west shores on this private tour! You'll have the flexibility to customize your itinerary with the help of your friendly guide, who'll take you to picturesque beaches, waterfalls and wildlife reserves. Depending ont he size of your group and the availability, experience Kauai in our luxury sedans, SUVs or Mercedes Sprinters.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$314.71
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$314.71
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Lake cruise on Lough Corrib to Inchagoill Island & Cong village from Oughterard.

Lake cruise on Lough Corrib to Inchagoill Island & Cong village from Oughterard.

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The "Corrib Queen" departs from Oughterard pier daily (except Tuesdays) at 12:00pm, and sails onto Inchagoill Island. En route passengers experience awe inspiring views of the Connemara mountains, and experience the beauty of Lough Corrib's 365 islands.Having arrived on Inchagoill Island, passengers will be given a guided tour at St. Patricks monastic site which dates back to the 5th century. Leaving Inchagoill Island we continue our cruise onto the world-renowned Ashford Castle in Cong arriving there at approx 13:30. Passengers at this point have the option of taking the 1 km walk to the quaint village of Cong, famous as the location of John Ford's 1951 classic Hollywood movie "The Quiet Man". Passengers also have the option of enjoying the beautiful grounds of Ashford Castle, The Oughterard Cruise ticket price includes admission to the gardens at Ashford Castle. At 17:00 passengers will then board the Corrib Queen for direct transfer to Oughterard, arriving at approximately 18:00.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.75
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$48.75
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Private Half-Day Tour: Connemara Wild Atlantic Way Guided Beach Horseback Ride

Private Half-Day Tour: Connemara Wild Atlantic Way Guided Beach Horseback Ride

Exploring Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way on horseback is a thrilling way to experience Connemara’s beaches and rugged coastline. Depending on your level of experience, you’ll safely trot or gallop across white sandy beaches while enjoying sweeping views of the sea. This half-day guided horseback tour is suitable for riders of all levels. Those with little or no riding experience will be given plenty of instruction to ensure you feel safe and comfortable on your ride.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$215.03
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Sail in a traditional Galway Hooker, Connemara. Guided.2 hours

Sail in a traditional Galway Hooker, Connemara. Guided.2 hours

An unforgettable unique Irish experience. Learn about the customs and traditions of Connemara first hand aboard a Galway Hooker, a traditional sailing vessel unique to this part of the west coast of Ireland. These iconic vessels with their distinctive red sails have been built for centuries by renowned boat building families of the area, and sailed the coastal waters from Galway to the Aran Islands and out into the Atlantic Ocean commercially until the 1960's. Why not join us for a truly authentic experience along the Wild Atlantic Way, where you can belong to the Connemara of today yet be spellbound by its past. Absorb the atmosphere while bantering with the crew, who will be more than happy to share their knowledge and passion for their native land. They might even let you take the rudder for a while!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$222.59
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