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Day Trips to take from Derry Quay Lodge

Connemara, Galway, Mayo, Clare

The following day-trips are designed to take the hassle out of planning your day and where you should go. There are 6 trips in all and each one is designed to take you by the most interesting sites and most beautiful areas of Connemara, Galway, south Mayo and northwest Clare. Derry Quay Lodge is ideally located as a base to tour this vast, ruggedly breathtaking and beautiful countryside, the trips always includes a village or town where you can stop off and have lunch and have a quick look around some shops.

Alternatively if you wish to take one of these day trips as a tour this may also be organized for you at a reasonable cost as we can offer you to take you around this beautiful countryside in 8 or 14 seated minibus.


DRIVE 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.


DRIVE 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.


DRIVE 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)


DRIVE 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)


DRIVE 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  

DRIVE No. 6: 260km. 168miles (approx.)
Derry Quay Lodge - Headford - Galway City - Oranmore - Clarinbridge - Kilcolgan - Kinvara – Clifhs Moher -  Ailawee Caves - Burren - Claregalway - Headford - Cross – Derry Quay Lodge:
 

This drive takes you by the following places of interest:
16th. Century Aughnanure Castle - Galway City - Ailwee Caves - The Burren - Cliffs of Moher - Sea
 

 
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