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Connect with authentic, rural and traditional Ireland in Galway and the West, while enjoying some of the best Ireland sightseeing.  Experience an amazing trip to Ireland when you 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 one of the best Ireland tours 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


Take in naturally preserved mountains & lakes on a Connemara Day Tour and see magical Kylemore Abbey on a guided tour of Ireland. Daily, from $40.*

Cliffs of Moher & Burren Day Tour, Daily from $47*

Aran Islands Day Trip. Daily from $50*

Trad On The Pom Irish Show. Tue, Thur, & Sat (May-Sep) from $49*

Private Driver Hire, 8 hours from $356*

Brendan Vacations Aran Islands


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

Westport Walking Tours, daily (May – Sep.) from $10*

Cycle the Great Western Greenway, Daily from $59*

Sligo hiking Experience. Daily from $85*

Brendan Vacations Trad on the Prom


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

Where to stay

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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. It is part of the greatest Ireland travel packages and 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. It’s home to some of the best Ireland sightseeing is a great part of trips to Ireland.

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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 when you add a stay here to your Ireland tour package.

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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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