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Connect with authentic, rural and traditional Ireland in Galway and the West. Fall in love with our most romantic castle, now Kylemore Abbey, or explore literary Yeats; country: “Think where man’s glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends.”

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What to do

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Ruins, medieval castles, cliffs and rich folklore share a way of life that’s long since disappeared on the Aran Islands. Discover the charming town of Westport on a walking tour or seek out Trad on the Prom, where Ireland’s passionate past is shared through contemporary world-class music, song and dance.  

Brendan Vacations Connemara Day Tour

See

Take in naturally preserved mountains & lakes on a Connemara Day Tour and see magical Kylemore Abbey. Daily, from $43.*

Cliffs of Moher & Burren Day Tour, Daily from $43*

Private Driver Hire, 8 hours from $754*

Brendan Vacations Aran Islands

Do

Board a Ferry to the Aran Islands to explore ruins, medieval castles and cliffs and learn about rich folklore of days gone by. (Includes coach transportation from Galway and mini-bus tour on Inis Mhór). Daily, from $44.*

Westport Walking Tours, daily (May – Sep.) from $9*

Cycle the Great Western Greenway, Daily from $36*

Brendan Vacations Trad on the Prom

Meet

The performers at the Trad on the Prom Irish show will share Ireland’s passionate past through contemporary world-class music, song and dance. May – Sep.; Tue., Thur. & Sat. from $44.*

Where to stay

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Connect with authentic, rural and traditional Ireland in Galway and the West. Fall in love with our most romantic castle, now Kylemore Abbey, or explore literary Yeats; country: “Think where man’s glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends.”

Brendan Vacations Ashford Castle

Ashford Castle | Cong, Co. Mayo

Ashford Castle is truly a crown jewel of Ireland and a proud member of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection. There are memories to be made for all ages, from a leisurely stroll with beloved resident wolfhounds, to falconry, horseback riding and so much more.

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Brendan Vacations Ardilaun Hotel

The Ardilaun Hotel | Galway

A very traditional family owned property, with stunning gardens and close to the promenade at Salthill overlooking Galway Bay.

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Brendan Vacations Solis Lough Eske Castle

Solis Lough Eske Castle | Co. Donegal

Beautiful rooms and a genuine Donegal welcome come together effortlessly here. Don’t miss the amazing Celtic Cross gravestone.

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Brendan Vacations The G Hotel Spa

The G Hotel & Spa

Brendan Vacations Glenlo Abbey Hotel

Glenlo Abbey Hotel

Brendan Vacations Knockranny House Hotel

Knockranny House Hotel & Spa

Brendan Vacations Abbeyglen Castle

Abbeyglen Castle

For full accommodation information including features and pricing click here.  ^Accommodation ‘from’ pricing is per person per night. *Sightseeing pricing per person and subject to change based on seasonality and other operational factors.

Trips that visit Galway...

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County Donegal in Ireland

Celebrate in Ireland

Save $300 per couple on trips with flights*

Terms & Conditions *Save $300/couple ($150/person) on Trafalgar, Brendan Vacations or Costsaver Europe trips booked with flights on American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair and Iberia on all classes of service. Must book and deposit between 05/20/2019 and 08/30/2019 (note: if combining with a Real Travel Deal then full payment on land and airfare are due at time of booking); standard payment policies apply. Valid for travel departing 09/01/2019 through 03/31/2020. Offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Promotion code 19OWEURO150 will be applied automatically when flights are selected within our online booking portal.

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