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Cliffs of Moher Private Tour from Killarney
"The Cliffs of Moher are Ireland’s most visited natural attraction with a magical vista that will capture your heart and live in your memory forever. Standing 214m (702 feet) at their highest point they stretch for 8 kilometres (5 miles) along the Atla we will start the Cliffs of Mohar tour from Killarney. On route we will visit Bunratty Castle which is a must on the itinerary and is your chance to experience a window into Ireland’s history. You can explore the castle and the 19th century Bunratty Folk tapestries and works of art which capture the mood of those times.  You can explore at your own leisure and marvel at the fixtures and fittings. At night time the castle is the impressive setting for the medieval castle banquets which are held year round. During our visit to Bunratty Castle we will also visit the Folk Park. Here you will enjoy the sights sounds
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"Cliffs of Moher and Burren Day Trip Including Dunguaire Castle
"Cliffs of Moher and Burren Day Trip Including Dunguaire Castle Aillwee Cave and Doolin from Galway""Your journey to the Cliffs of Moher from Galway will bring you through the exposed windswept landscapes of the Burren. Listen to your expert guide share the history and some interesting facts about this Western seaboard of Ireland. Exit the coach to explore the unique limestone terrain jagged coastline and rare flora. Travelling South from Galway you will visit the Dunguaire Castle an iconic 1520’s castle with a 75 foot tower. This picturesque castle is seated along the Galway Bay in Kinvarra. You’ll spend 15-20 minutes at this photo opportunity.Your tour will then continue to the Aillwee Cave
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Connemara Day Trip Including Leenane Village and Kylemore Abbey from Galway
"Your full day guided tour departs from Galway you will then make your way to Connemara. A region which is famed for it’s natural beauty and landscapes. Listen to your expert driver/guide share there knowledge and the history of Connemara on your drive through the countryside. Climb off the c starring Richard Harris and John Hurt) and most recently Marley & Me (Starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston).On your day trip you will be visiting Leenane Village this is a small mountain-side town which is full of Irish charm. This village was used for the setting for the film ‘The Field’ starring Richard Harris and John Hurt. Your next stop will be in Killary Fjord this is Ireland’s only fjord which serves as the natural border between the counties of Galway and Mayo.Your tour will then move onto Kylemore Abbey which is situated on a lake in the midst of the mountains. This abbey was originally built in the 19th century by Mitchell Henry as a gift to his wife
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Long Distance Travel Tips (10)

From Shannon Airport to Galway

We used Galway Shuttle to pick us up at Shannon airport and take us to Galway, the online process reservation was straightforward. Driver watched our flight time arrival and met us in arrivals, driver on time and very pleasant.

Audrey665
Sep 28, 2016

From Clifden to Galway and on to Dublin

On Internet I had seen that there were a few buses daily from Clifden to Dublin and I decided to take the 9:15 bus. The bus stop in Clifden is on Market Street, not even a minute away from Clifden Town Hostel where I stayed.

The bus arrived in time and I left my luggage in the compartment below (large bags must be put there). On the bus I paid for the ticket to Dublin and it was 23 Euro (March 2013). After 1h 45min the bus arrived in Galway and there the passengers for Dublin had to change bus, but the bus for Dublin didn’t leave until 30 minutes later, at 11:15. It can be good with half an hour in Galway if you need to go to the bathroom at the coach station (it cost 20 cents) or need to go to the convenient store across the road to buy something to eat and drink.

The bus was full when it left Galway for Dublin. It was an express bus and it only stops in Dublin at the railway station, the city centre and the airport. From Galway to Dublin city centre, a bus stop on Bachelor’s Walk, it took 2.5h. From the bus stop it was only a one-minute walk to Abbey Court, the hostel where I was going to stay, so very convenient.

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MalenaN
Mar 11, 2013

Galway to Letterfrack in Connemara

City Link has got a few buses from Galway to Letterfrack daily. I visited in February/March so in high season there might be more frequent buses.

The bus was supposed to leave from the coach station in Galway at 9.00. The bus was there but the chauffer wasn’t and when he finally arrived it took a long time for him to make the bus ready. We left Galway 20 minutes late. I bought the ticket as I bordered the bus and it was 14 Euro (February 2013). Between Clifden and Letterfrack the bus also went to Cleggan. From Galway to Letterfrack it took 2 hours. Letterfrack was the end stop of the bus so there it turned around to go back to Galway.

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MalenaN
Mar 05, 2013

From Dublin Airport to Galway

When I visited Ireland in 2013 I went directly from Dublin airport to Galway. There are several express buses each day and in February 2013 they left a quarter past every hour.

To get to the Galway bus you go to the right when you exit the arrival hall (Terminal 1), cross the street and walk through the car park. When you exit the car park the Galway bus is to your right.

I had seen on Internet that the ticket was 16.50 Euro, but on the bus I paid 15 Euro (February 2013). Later I saw that it said single student on the ticket, so that’s probably why it was cheaper than the price stated on Internet.

The bus also stopped on Crampton Quay (near Ha’penny Bridge) in Dublin city centre before it continued to Galway. After that stop in Dublin the bus didn’t stop until it came to the coach station in Galway. The journey from Dublin Airport to Galway took 3 hours.

The coach station in Galway is situated one block northeast of Eyre Square and only two blocks from Kinlay House Hostel where I was going to stay.

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Mar 03, 2013
 
 
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Dublin airport to Galway

A budget way of reaching Galway is via a company called Citylink.

They operate directly from the arirport. If you walk over the road from departures and through the multistory carpark / shopping arcade you will find a signpost to the coachstop.

They run about every hour and take about four hours. The traffic is however a big factor and can add a couple of hours to the journey.

It works out about the same as Bus Eireaan (unless you are using an Ireland bus pass type ticket) and much cheaper than the train.

The drawback is that Bus Eireann operate from the centre of Dublin (Busaras) so you have to get there first - see airport tip on Dublin from Sourbugger.

In fact by taking a local bus to Dublin first (1.60 Euro) and then picking up citylink from the city centre you will save about 7 Euro.

You can always visit Dublin on the way back.

Also try Bus Nestor who have a similar service.

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sourbugger
Apr 04, 2011

Ryannair

There´s an airport on Galway but on autuum there´s not fly to Málaga. The nearest airport where you can arrive is on Shannon airport. With ryanair you can fly from Málaga to Shannon and from there take the bus to Galway.

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lina112
Dec 13, 2005

Trains and buses

At the train station in Galway you can get train service to all points east. The Galway to Dublin train is very popular with tourists and takes about 2.5 hours.

We took he train from Athenry to Galway and it took about 20 minutes.

Below is a link for Citylink which opertates trains and buses to points all over Ireland

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Cruefan
Jun 03, 2005

Getting to Galway

At the moment the local council of Galway has decided to rip up the center square and redo it.

It only the center of town, but that's where the train and bus station. so be papered for the building site that's going to greet you.

The far said of the square is where the shopping district of Galway is, on Shop Street.....

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Duirmuid
Jan 16, 2005
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"A walk around Galway"
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"The Far West of Europe"
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"GALWAY"
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"Galway ~ City of Tribes"
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"Galway.. City of Tribes"
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Bus to / from Donegal

There is a very useful service run by Feda o Donnell coaches of Donegal.

It's a service mainly aimed at students, but is useful to the budget tourist. They usually leave morning and afternoon from Galway, but check their exact departure point and time on the website, and ring them.

It takes over five hours to get all the way up to Gweedore, but you could use the service up to Donegal town where there are a number of other connections that can be made.

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sourbugger
Oct 21, 2003

Irish Rail

I went to Galway by train from Dublin. Frecuent trains are from Dublin Heuston train station. I bought the open return ticket, it cost 39 Euros. It takes 3 hours aprox.

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Dec 13, 2005

Things to Do Near Galway

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Poulnabrone Dolmen

We made a 15 minutes stop at Poulnabrone Dolmen, one of many Neolithic toms that can be found in the area. The tomb is more than 5000 years old and when it was excavated in 1986 the remains of 33...
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Aillwee Cave

There is a great scene in Father Ted where Ted and Dougal meet Victor Meldrew or the actor who plays Vicrtor Meldrew from One Foot in the Grave at these caves. Ted thinks it would be great to go up to...
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The Burren

Ballyvaughan is a village in the north western corner of the Burren. It is situated on the south shores of Galway Bay and lots of tourists pass here on their way to the Burren and Cliffs of Moher. We...
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O'Connors Pub

Doolin is one of the places most tourists are heading to and mostly it is for the famous music-pub of Gus O'Connor, that made this tiny village at the west-coast of Ireland world-famous. Gus...
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Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Ireland and it is easy to understand why. It is a spectacular sight to see the high steep cliffs above the Atlantic Ocean. At the highest...
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Dun Dúbhchathair

This fort is also located on the edge of a high cliff, it’s situated at the southern side of Inis Mór. The construcion consists of a extended part which was defended by a bended wall and a “chevaux de...
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