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Connemara Tours from the doorstep of Derry Quay Lodge

The following tours are available to take from the door step at Derry Quay Lodge in either our 8 or 14 seated minibuses. There are 5 tours in which to choose from to take you to the most interesting sites and most beautiful areas of Connemara.

Derry Quay Lodge is ideally located as a base to tour this vast, ruggedly breathtaking and beautiful countryside, all our tours always includes a village or town where you can stop off and have lunch and have a quick look around some shops.

If you would like to book any of these tour please do so when making your booking at the lodge. You can also book any if the tour when you arrive.


Tour No. 1: 180km.
Derry Quay Lodge – Cong - Finney  - Lough Mask Drive - Westport - Louisburg - Leenane – Ashley Falls  – Maam - Cornamona -  Cong – Derry Quay Lodge:


This drive takes you by the following places of interest:
Ashford  Castle - Westport House - Croagh Patrick - Killary Harbour - Ashleigh Falls - Connemara Mountains.


Tour No. 2: 168km.
Derry Quay Lodge – Cong - Cornamona - Maam Cross - Recess - Kylemore - Letterfrack - Clifden - Roundstone - Recess - Maam Cross – Cornamona - Cong – Derry Quay Lodge



This drive takes you by the following places of interest:
Ashford Castle - "Quiet Man" bridge - Peacock's Maam Cross - Inagh Valley - Kylemore Abbey - Connemara National Park - Inishbofin Island - Sky Road, Clifden - Dan O'Hara's Farm (Heritage & History centre) - Alcock & Brown Monument - Coral Strand - Bodhrán Workshop.


Tour No. 3: 120km. 74miles (approx.)
Derry Quay Lodge – Maam Cross - Casla - Rossaveal - Inverin - Spiddal - Moycullen - Galway – Cross Derry Quay Lodge:


This drive takes you by the following places of interest:
16th. Century Aughnanure Castle - Dixon/Joyce world-famous carpets factory - Beautiful scenic Seannaphéistín road - Rugged Atlantic coastline - Celtic Crystal, Moycullen - Connemara Marble factory, Moycullen - Ross Castle (former home of the famous Martyns of Ross)


Tour No. 4: 120km. 75miles (approx.)
Derry Quay Lodge - - Cross - Headford - Galway City - Moycullen - Rosscahill - Oughterard - Maam Cross - Maam - Clonbur - Cong Derry Quay Lodge



This drive takes you by the following places of interest:
16th. Century Aughnanure Castle - "Quiet Man" bridge - Peacock's Maam Cross - Connemara Mountains - Hen's Castle (Home of Grace O'Malley) - Cong Abbey - Ashford Castle - "Quiet Man" heritage cottage - Galway Irish Crystal - Tara Hall (Home ofRoyal Tara China) - Celtic Crystal, Moycullen - Connemara Marble factory, Moycullen - Ross Castle (former home of the famous Martyns of Ross)


Tour No. 5: 160km. 92miles (approx.)
Derry Quay Lodge - Cong – Maam Cross – Recess –Ballynahinch - Rounstone – Cashel – Carna – Kilkieran – Screeb – Maam Cross – Cornamona - Derry Quay Lodge:

Ashford Castle - Peacock's Maam Cross – Connemara Marble Connemara Mountains - Beautiful wild Countryside – Ballynahinch Castle Rugged Atlantic coastline - Secluded beaches



 

 
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