Kealys Coaches

Ireland's
West Coast

Sample Itinerary

Kealy’s Coaches West of Ireland tour explores the delights of Ireland’s Atlantic Coast and Connemara.

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DAY 1

Arrive at Shannon Airport on Ireland’s west coast. Our first stop is the beautiful city of Galway. Enjoy a relaxing day strolling the streets and enjoying the culinary delights.

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DAY 2

On day 2 we travel into thesurrounding countryside of Connemara. Enjoy a relaxing cruise of Killary Fjord and afterwards, a self-guided tour of Kylemore Abbey, a castle built in the late 1800s which is today owned and run by the Benedictine community who have lived here since 1920.

DAY 3

On day 3 we stay in the Connemara region, concentrating on the little village of Cong. This is the setting of John’s Wayne’s movie, The Quiet Man. Visit the Quiet Man Bridge and explore the ruins of Cong Abbey at your leisure.

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Courtesy Chris Hill, Irelands’s Content Pool

DAY 4

Leaving Galway, we venture south to County Clare and the austere limestone landscape of the Burren. Walk along the edge of the Cliffs of Moher, or visit the remarkable Poulnabrone Dolmen.

DAY 5

Today we travel south to County Kerry and explore it’s Iveragh Peninsula, home to the famous Ring of Kerry route. An optional extra today is a visit to the Skellig Ring where you can view Kerry’s own magnificent cliffs and look out over the Skellig Islands in the near distance.

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DAY 6

Staying the ‘The Kingdom’ of Kerry, we travel onto the Dingle Peninsula, known by National Geographic as ‘the most beautiful place on Earth’. Enjoy a trip on Slea Head Drive, taking in views of the Blasket Islands and passing by the beautiful Dunquin Pier.

DAY 7

Today we take in Killarney National Park, Ireland’s fist National Park and home to Muckross House and Traditional Farms. Enjoy stunning views around every corner as you visit attractions such as Torc Waterfall and the Gap of Dunloe. Enjoy a stop off at Kate Kearney’s Cottage for refreshments.

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Courtesy Chris Hill, Irelands’s Content Pool

DAY 8

Next, we travel south to the beautiful town of Kenmare, and from here onto Glengarriff on the Beara Peninsula. Enjoy a short trip out to Garnish Island, ‘an island garden of rare beauty.’

From here we continue to to coastal town of Kinsale, known far and wide of it’s selection of delectable restaurants.

DAY 9

While in Kinsale, take in the centuries old military fortress of Charles Fort or take a leisurely stroll on Garretstown beach.

In the afternoon, we visit Blarney Castle, where – if brave enough – you can kiss the Blarney Stone and receive the ‘Gift of the Gab’ (the Gift of Eloquence).

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DAY 10

Today wee travel north again and call into the 15th century Bunratty Castle and Folk Park in County Clare. Take a tour of this iconic castle, the fourth to be built on this site, and learn what it was like to live here long ago. The Bunratty Folk Park is a ‘living’ village, faithfully recreated to give you a sense of living in this rural village setting.

DAY 11

After breakfast your driver will bring you to Shannon Airport for your departure flight, at the end of a tour you will not forget.