COVID 19       During this difficult time for us all, we have decided to continue providing Tour Services.    Our vehicles are always regularly serviced and cleaned but we are taking extra precautions during The Corona Virus outbreak.  All the vehicle door handles, seat belts, and other points of contact are being sanitized before, during, and after each tour.  Sanitized wipes will be provided for you in our vehicles.    We understand, and appreciate, that many people will have justifiable reservations about booking a tour and yet want to be able to tour with us on arrival in Ireland so we are making temporary changes to our booking arrangements.  We are only taking a deposit of €75 regardless of the size of the vehicle or the duration of the tour. For bookings made now that subsequently need to cancel because of Corona Virus, we will refund 95% of the deposit provided we receive a minimum of 72 hours notice of cancellation. We will make the refund of 95% to you, or at your discretion hold the full deposit against a future booking.

Connemara Locations

We can take you on a guided tour through Louisburgh which is the focal point of an area some 450 square miles in extent, stretching from Killary Fiord to the South, to the Owenree River to the North, and from the coast to the Erriff valley in the East. 

The first non-stop transatlantic flight by Alcock and Brown started in Newfoundland and ended in a remote bog at Errislannan in Connemara in the west coast of Ireland. Some of the visitors to Erislannan have described it as being bleak and dreary, most enjoy the beautiful scenery as a 'Special Amenity Area'. You can judge for yourself on your guided tour of Connemara.

Our chauffeurs can guide you to Aughnanure Castle which is one of well over 200 Tower Houses in County Galway built by large, wealthy, land-owning families, mainly of Gaelic but some of Old English (Anglo-Norman) stock.  Tower Houses are fortified residences and were places of power and control over the surrounding lands.  We recommend a visit to Aughnanure Castle on your guided tour of Connemara

Your guided tour brings you to Letterfrack (Leitir Fraic in Irish from"Leitir" meaning rough hillside and perhaps from the Old Irish word "Fraig" meaning woman or "Fraoch" (meaning heather) is a small village founded by the Quakers in the mid-19th century. It is situated 15 km northeast of Clifden on Barnaderg Bay and lies at the head of Ballinakill harbor.

Lettermullen (Irish language: Leitir Mealláin ) is a small island on the west coast of Ireland in Connemara, situated approximately 36 miles from Galway City. Located at the far western end of Galway Bay, Lettermullen is the western-most of three islands. It is a cul de sac but our chauffeurs will gladly guide you through a part of "real" Connemara

On the west coast of Ireland, Galway city sits on the River Corrib and is small compared to other cities. It is a young and vibrant place, yet ancient and historic. It is generally agreed that Galway was named after the river, which was known until relatively recently as the Galway River rather than the Corrib River.

We recommend that you ask your chauffeur to bring you to Cong on your guided tour of Connemara.  The Gaelic name for Cong, Cunga Feichin, is very informative and revealing. Cung means a narrow strip of land and is situated on a narrow isthmus of cavernous limestone between Lough Mask and Lough Corrib.

Quite a number of people are of the opinion that "Connemara" and "Connemara National Park" are the same. When you take a Guided Tour you will soon realize the difference.  Connemara National Park covers some 2,957 hectares of scenic mountains, expanses of bogs, heaths, grasslands, and woodlands. Some of the Park's mountains, namely Benbaun, Bencullagh, Benbrack, and Muckanaght, are part of the famous Twelve Bens or Beanna Beola range. 

Croagh Patrick is a place of ancient history, Patrick's sacred mountain, is a rich vein of archaeological heritage. It is situated five miles from the picturesque town of Westport and the mountain's conical shape soars majestically above the surrounding countryside.  Ask your chauffeur to bring you there on your Guided Tour with us.

"After debating whether to drive or take a bus tour of Connemara -we found Ireland West Tours. We ended up with one of the best days we had in all of our trip to Ireland. The final treat was a link to the photos he had taken of us, you'll never get that on a bus tour!"

ABCFOX, Minnesota, USA

 

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Satisfying the customer 

Over the years we have had several compliments on our drivers from many of our satisfied customers. Click on the link to "Tripadvisor" below to read, in full, the reviews of some of our many happy customers.

"While some travellers may think of this as an expensive option, a driver allows you to see so much more than a tour bus would, is relaxing, personalized and gets you off of the beaten path. Jim is a gentleman and a professional."

Lady 12322, Saskatoon, Canada

 

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