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Westport, Galway & Charming Connemara

Westport, Galway & Charming Connemara

Discover the breathtaking beauty and cultural heritage of the west of Ireland, with its fjords and lakes.

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Westport is the ideal location to explore this unique landscape within easy reach of the cosmopolitan Dublin and culturally diverse Galway City. The perfect combination of the natural and urban landscape.


At a glance:

  • Kylemore Abbey

  • Lough Corrib cruise

  • Dublin

  • Galway City

  • Home pick up


This holiday includes Sapphire Star travel.


Day 1

Following collection from home, travel to North Wales for a one night stay including dinner.


Day 2

After an early start, travel to Holyhead port for the early morning crossing to Dublin with breakfast included on board. Continue to Westport via Athlone, strategically sited on the crossing point of the Shannon, Ireland's largest river, to purchase lunch before the drive to Westport and the Castlecourt Hotel for the four night stay with dinner, bed and breakfast.

B, D

Day 3

Enjoy a day at leisure in Westport either by taking full advantage of the hotel's extensive leisure facilities or discover Westport, a regular winner of Ireland's Tidiest Town Award with its flower baskets and graceful tree-lined streets overlooking the Carrowbeg River. Westport House is within easy reach, an attractive 18th Century Mansion and pleasure grounds situated on the edge of Clew Bay where it's possible to enjoy Afternoon Tea.

B, D

Day 4

Galway City is famous for its maritime history and is the European Capital of Culture in 2020. Explore the city, perhaps take a walk along the Old Quays to visit the Spanish Arch and Claddagh, which pay testament to Galway's maritime history, or spend time in Eyre Square, a relaxing spot, amongst the maze of streets offering a variety of stores, pubs and restaurants. Later, board the Corrib Princess for a scenic cruise on Lough Corrib, with tea and scones and full commentary. Sailing from the heart of Galway city, the Corrib Princess travels along the famous Steamers Line, the traditional trade route to the lake.

B, D

Day 5

Discover the district of Connemara today. Follow the shoreline, via Louisburgh, for breath-taking views of the islands and Croagh Patrick, Ireland's Holy Mountain. Continue through the haunting beauty of the Doo Lough Valley, to the picturesque village of Leenane, the location for the film "The Field". Follow the coast road to Killary Harbour, at the start of Ireland's only fjord with its miles of sheltered water and splendid scenery. Close by is Kylemore Abbey a neo-gothic castle mirrored in its own lake, originally owned by a millionaire and now run by Benedictine nuns.

B, D

Day 6

After an early breakfast, depart Westport and return to Dublin with time to discover Ireland's capital city before travelling on to the overnight hotel with dinner, bed and breakfast.

B, D

Day 7

Travel back to East Anglia via the ferry crossing from Dublin to Holyhead, with breakfast included on board, where the door to door collection service will be waiting to return you home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Castlecourt Hotel, Westport

The luxurious and inviting Castlecourt Hotel is located in the centre of Westport and offers an elegant and stylish retreat, complete with spa and leisure facilities.

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Brentwood George & Dragon George & Dragon PH, Roman Road, Mountnessing
(B1002) CM15 0TZ
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (South) Capel St Mary National Express Stop Southbound
Setdown Point: Capel St Mary White Horse Pub
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road/Station Road Harleston
(Old Duke William PH) IP20 0LB
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn. Stowmarket Railway Station.
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church

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