top 3  day trips from Galway, ireland

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Galway, Ireland

Galway is a great place to use as a base to experience some of the most beautiful places in Ireland like the Cliffs of Moher, Connemara, and the Aran Islands

Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher are one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ireland, with over 1 million visitors per year.

Located in County Clare, the Cliffs of Moher rise out of the Atlantic Ocean to the dramatic height of 702 ft just beyond O’Brien’s Tower. 

Aran Islands

The Aran Islands are a group of three islands located in Galway Bay. From largest to smallest, the islands are Inishmore (Inis Mór), Inishmaan (Inis Meáin), and Inisheer (Inis Oírr).

The islands are a place where you’ll get a glimpse at Irish culture, warm Irish hospitality and see landscapes unique to the islands. If you can only visit one, choose Inishmore!

Kylemore Abbey

Kylemore Abbey is a 33-bedroom stone grey castle built by a wealthy man for the love of his life and his family during the Irish famine.

Now a Benedictine Monastery, you can visit the Victorian Walled Gardens, the Abbey, and the Gothic Church.