Day Trips in Galway

Day Trips in Galway

Day Trips in Galway


1. Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher are Ireland's most visited natural attraction with over one million visitors every year. Standing 214m at their highest point they stretch for 8 kilometers along the Atlantic Coast of County Clare in the West of Ireland. They have a Visitor Center which is open Jan/Feb/Nov/Dec from 9am-5pm, March/April/Sept/Oct from 8am-7pm and May-August from 8am-9pm. At gate admission: Adult €8 / Student €7 / Senior €5 / Under 16's are FREE. Prices vary when booked online, from €4. Distance from Flannery's Hotel to Cliffs of Moher is 71km - 1 hour 30 minutes drive.

2. Aran Islands

The Aran Islands lie just outside Galway Bay. Travel to the Island by Ferry or Air. Ferries operate to the Islands from Rossaveal in Co.Galway or Doolin in Co.Clare. Flights leave from Inverin in Connemara. The Aran Islands are 3 of the most unspoiled Islands in the Atlantic. Each of the Islands, Inis Oírr, Inis Meain and the largest Inis Mór has its own individual character. All natives speak Irish. You'll find ancient forts, churches and monuments on all 3 Islands. Distance from Flannery's Hotel to the ferry in Rossaveal is 41km - 1 hour drive.

3. Clifden

Clifden is a town on the coast of County Galway. It is Connemara's largest town and often referred to as "The capital of Connemara". In Clifden enjoy the wonderful selection of shops, bars and restaurants. Whether it's a relaxing retreat or an action packed activity holiday, clifden is an ideal spot to base yourself while exploring the region. Families will enjoy visiting the many sandy beaches in the area and swimming in the crystal clear sea, or participating in the many the many adventure activities available locally. Couples, young or old will enjoy the beautiful walks in the area and relax afterwards with a Guiness or two in the many pubs. Although Clifden can be very popular, particularly in the summer months, there is always a relaxed atmosphere. Distance from Flannnery's Hotel to Clifden is 80km - 1 hour and 30 minutes drive

4. The Burren

The Burren is a region of environmental interest primarily located in northwestern Co. Clare, dominated by glaciated karst landscape (Karst is a topography formed from the dissolution of soluble rocks such as limestone, dolomite and gypsum. It is characterized by the underground drainage systems with sinkholes and caves.). The Burren National Park is located in the southeastern corner of the Burren and is approximately 1500 hectares in size. The park land was bought by the government for nature conservation and public access. It contains examples of all major habitats within the Burren: Limestone Pavement, Calcareous Grassland, Hazel Scrub, Ash/Hazel Woodland, Turloughs, Lakes, Petrifying Springs, Cliffs and Fen. Distance from Flannery's Hotel to The Burren National Park is 52km - Just under 1 hour drive.

5. Corrib Princess Cruise on Lough Corrib

The Corrib Princess sails from Woodquay in the heart of Galway City. The journey takes passengers along the majestic River Corrib and onto Lough Corrib, Ireland's second largest lake providing visitors with unsurpassed views and natural amenities that make this the most spectacular waterway in Ireland. The Corrib Princess takes you past castles and various sites both historical and cultural interest. Prices: Adults €17 / Student or Senior €15 / Family (2 Adults and up to 3 children under 14) €40/ Extra Child €8 / Children 3 and under are FREE. Tickets can be purchased at the boat or online. Distance from Flannery's Hotel to Woodquay is 3km - around 10 mintues drive. To book or check our Corrib Princess times click here.

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