Kylemore Abbey & Killary Cruise, Wild Atlantic Way Connemara, 1 Day Self Guided
Set in the Connemara mountains, Kylemore Abbey is a beautiful neo-Gothic Castle built by Mitchell Henry in 1868. The Community of Benedictine Nuns re-opened their International Boarding School here and established a day school for local girls. The recently restored Neo-Gothic Church is a centre of reflection and prayer for many visitors. Explore the Victorian Walled Garden restored by the Nuns and re-opened in 2000.
No visit to Connemara would be complete without a visit to Killary, Ireland’s only Fjord. This nine mile long inlet boasts some of the finest scenery in the West of Ireland. Take a cruise while you watch the natural beauty of Killary pass by. Uninterrupted views of the spectacular scenery, makes Killary Fjord a unique place to visit.
Price includes: (per person sharing)
- One day entry into Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
- One lunch voucher at Mitchell’s Café, Kylemore Abbey
- Ticket for a Killary Cruise down Killary Fjord (April – October)
- Full information pack supplied upon booking
- Available everyday April to October
- Minimum number for this safari to proceed: 1
- Own transport required
- Subject to availability and terms and conditions. Please see our website www.connemarawildescapes.ie for more information and details.
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1 Day Kylemore Abbey & Killary Cruise Safari
10h00 Depart for Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden
Arrive and explore the 6 acre walled garden, see bananas and grapes grow in the glass houses just as they did in the 1800s, wander through the wild garden, and discover the many lakeshore and woodland walks in the 1000 acre estate. The restored rooms of the Abbey and the Gothic church are also open to visitors.
12h30 Enjoy a light lunch at Mitchell’s Café which boasts delicious traditional Irish dishes, freshly made on a daily basis with fresh ingredients from the Kitchen Garden.
13h45 depart for Killary Cruises based just outside Leenane
14h15 Arrive and board The Connemara Lady for your cruise starting at 14h30
14h30 – 16h00 Cruise down Killary Fjord
Afterwards, enjoy a pint of Guinness at the famous Gaynor’s pub in Leenane village!
End of Safari! Please join us on another day safari in Connemara very soon.