The Aran Islands( Boat tickets can be purchased at Sea Breeze Lodge bed and breakfast upon arrival ) The Aran Islands comprise of three islands (Inis Mor, Inis Meain and Inis Oirr) located at the mouth of Galway Bay.
The names are Irish language for 'the big island', 'the middle island', 'the south island' respectively. The Aran Islands are rich in the language, culture and heritage of Ireland. The islands can be reached by sea by catching a ferry at Rossaveal.
Getting to The Aran Islands.
Two ferry companies operate a regular services from Rossaveal to Kilronan,
the main village on Inis Mór. Both companies offer four services a day during
peak season evenly spaced between 9am and 6pm. A regular coach service
links Sea Breeze Lodge to Rossaveal which is located about 45km (one hour drive) .
The crossing takes about 40 minutes. Boat tickets are available at Sea Breeze Lodge.
Connemara( Tickets can be purchased at Sea Breeze B&B upon arrival )
Connemara is a unique and very special part of the County.
It is situated on the most western seaboard of Europe, and features
breathtaking scenery, a rugged unpolluted coastline, dramatic
mountains, numerous lakes and rivers, woodlands, and a National Park.
A wide variety of outdoor activities includes fresh water and deep
sea angling, walking, cycling, canoeing, surfing, sailing, swimming,
diving, sea-cruising, snorkeling, golfing, pony trekking and bird
watching. Some of Ireland's finest scenery is in North Connemara.
The area's National Park covers about 4,000 acres of untamed
countryside,around the village of Lettterfrack which was founded by
Four of the Twelve Ben mountain range, including Galway's highest,
Benbaun, are in the park so it's ideal for hill-walking.
This area is rich in archaeological remains. The roads around Lough
Inagh, Kylemore and Leenane are especially scenic. Killary Harbour,
which separates Galway from Mayo is on the road to Leenane.
This long, narrow, fjord like inlet, sheltered by mountain walls, is very impressive.
City Sightseeing Galway:
Explore the magical beauty of Galway, where legend
and history embrace borne aloft by the fresh Atlantic sea air!
Your City Sightseeing tour takes you by all the main sites and
you'll be as enchanted as we are by this lovely City.
Round off the day with a traditional snack of oysters,
brown bread and stout in the shadow of the 700 year old St. Nicholas's Church - you'll be back!
By taking the City Sightseeing Tour on the red/cream open top bus
you have selected the best way to see the ancient historical
city of Galway better known as "The City of the Tribes".
You can sit back, relax and listen to a professional guide who
gives you a running commentary of the sights you see along the way.
Highlights of the tour include:
Eyre Square, The Courthouse, The Town-hall theater, Galway Cathedral,
The National University of Ireland Galway, Corrib Village,
"Bird's Eye View" - Circular Road, Salthill, The Claddagh, Wolfe Tone Bridge,
Spanish Arch, Galway Museum and Merchant's Road
Start Point: Galway Tourist Office at Eyre Square, Victoria place.
Commentary: Live Guide.
Tours to Connemara, Cliffs Of Moher, The Aran Islands and bus tour of Galway City. - All tickets can be purchased at Sea Breeze Lodge B&B upon arrival.
Open top city bus
The tower was built by Cornelius O'Brien, a descendant of Brian Boru, the High King of Ireland and the O'Briens of Bunratty Castle as an observation point for the hundreds of tourists who even visited the Cliffs.
From here one can easily view the Cliffs, the Aran Islands, and Galway Bay as well as the Twelve Pins ( Bens ) and the Maum Turk mountains to the North in Connemara and Loop Head to the South.
Many of the views around The Burren are truly spectacular. You won't forget Corkscrew Hill and its vista across Galway Bay; or thejourney around Black Head or the view from Ballinalacken Hill across to the Aran Islands.
The Cliffs are 8kms long 214m high, it is here that one can most easily get a fell for the wildness of the terrain over which the Celts wandered, for although they built imposing Castles, very often they preferred the outdoor nomadic life and the hunt.