Galway City Breaks - Day Trips
Flannerys 3 star Hotel Galway is the ideal starting point for your Day Trips from Galway. If you choose to drive, the city is just five minutes away and beyond is the resort of Salthill and Connemara, with its mystical landscape and Gaelic-speaking communities.
The main town in the Connemara region is Clifden with its quirky shops, gourmet restaurants and traditional Irish pubs Other attractions include Kylemore Abbey, Connemara History and Heritage Centre in Clifden, Glengowla Mines in Oughterard, the 40,000 acre Connemara National Park and the set of the film 'The Field' in Leenane.
Why not check out our 1 or 2 night special offers which include a day trip to the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren
The Aran Islands are located about 48km (30 miles) from the mouth of Galway Bay. The islands are famous for their prehistoric and Christian monuments including the spectacular Dún Aengus fort that is one of best examples of this type of fort in all of Europe. The Aran Islands are also home to more than 430 different varieties of wild flowers and plants. Coach and ferry trips to Inis Mor, the largest island, run every day from Galway City and trips to Inis Meain and Inis Oirr are also available. www.aranislandferries.com
Cliffs Of Moher
The Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland's most visited tourist attractions. Situated in North-West Clare between the villages of Liscannor and Doolin, the Cliffs are one of Ireland's most spectacular natural wonders. Over 700 feet tall at their highest point, the shale and sandstone cliffs drop almost vertically to the Atlantic ocean far below. The grass roofed Visitor Centre is set into the hillside and offers an all weather experience.
The Burren, in County Clare is a barren place, famous for its unique rock formations and exceptional diversity of flora and fauna. There are also large number of historic sites contained within The Burren.
Renville Forest Park
Renville Forest Park is located only five minutes from the village of Oranmore. It is a wonderful amenity, created around an ancient castle, a stately home and a fine estate demesne, which dates from the 16th century. With an extensive network of walks through woodlands, open farmland and by the sea, the Park offers a recreational facility of outstanding quality and beauty. www.galwaytourism.ie/psightseeing-galway.html