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Clifden Castle , Clifden
Clifden Castle is a ruined manor house west of the town of Clifden in the Connemara region of County Galway, Ireland. It was built c. 1818 fo
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Joyce Country Sheepdogs , Shanafaraghaun
Witness a piece of traditional culture when you visit Joyce Country Sheepdogs, a family-run and working hill sheep farm. Watch border collies
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Duration: 8 hours
Discover the dramatic beauty of Connemara with its rugged wilderness, welcoming locals and historic treasures, on this full-day trip from Galway City. Traveling with an expert guide, your tour visits pretty Cong Village,Laugh Nafooey, Killary Fjord and must-see Kylemore Abbey.Entrance into Kylemore Abbey & Gardens is not included in the tour price and is an optional fee, (discounted entrance ticket can be purchased from your driver on the day of your tour). Spend time at leisure in these Irish gems and enjoy stunning scenery in between each visit.
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Derrigimlagh , Clifden
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The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast. For visitors interested in exploring the scenic Connemara area, this town is a good place to start. Situated above Clifden Bay, where the Owenglan River flows into the sea, the town boasts megalithic tombs and a national park, making it popular with nature lovers. With our online itinerary creator, Ireland vacations can be built around trips to Clifden and other destinations in Ireland.

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Where to stay in Clifden

The authentic charms of Clifden are best experienced while staying in the center of this seaside town. Here you will find several places to spend the night, from upscale hotels to quaint bed and breakfasts. For a more typical Irish experience, opt for the latter. Backpackers generally head for the town's hostels, while travelers with a larger budget often stay at the 19th-century castle-turned-hotel. If price is not a concern, look into renting a traditional Irish home.
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