See the sights of the West of Ireland with Bus Éireann

Bus Éireann summer tours of the West of Ireland are back with great day trips to fantastic locations such as Killary Fjord, Kylemore Abbey, and Achill Island.

The tours will operate from 1 July until the end of August enabling customers to travel through some of the most picturesque and stunning scenery that the West of Ireland has to offer. 

Every Monday until 22 August, see Ireland’s only Fjord with a trip on the Killary Fjord afternoon Cruise.  Complimentary tea/coffee and scones are served on board. This is following on from a morning visit to Kylemore Abbey and its Victorian Walled Gardens.

Located in Connemara, Kylemore Abbey and the surrounding mountains are steeped in history from beginning to present day. Visitors can embrace the Abbey, the Gothic Church, the six acre Victorian Walled Gardens as well as viewing the spectacular lake, wildlife and wooded walks this breathtaking place has to offer. Bus Éireann customers wishing to travel on the Killary Harbour Cruise should note that discounted tickets are available.

The Achill Island tour takes place every Wednesday until 22 August. 

This bus tour of Ireland’s largest island Achill, which has a combination of glacial and coastal features, will leave cherished memories for many years. With ancient monuments like Grace O’Malley Castle and magnificent views from the peaks of Croaghhaun and Slievemore and sightings of rare bird species, this is a tour not to be missed. It also includes a tour of the secret garden, which is followed by tea and scones. Discounted entrance fees as part of this tour are available as options for Bus Éireann customers to visit Westport House, Kylemore Abbey and Killary Harbour Cruise.

All tours will depart from Ballina Bus Station at 0830, Castlebar Bus Stop at 0905, Castlecourt Hotel at 0935 and Westport Tourist Office at 0945.

Coaches are an excellent way of getting around and seeing the local attractions that the West of Ireland has to offer. Special discounts are available for students, senior citizens and groups. The day tours are designed to ensure that those who want fun and value for money will not be disappointed. They are an excellent way of meeting groups of people and are very popular amongst all ages.

Our professional drivers/tour guides have been highly trained. They provide excellent information and knowledge with history and facts throughout the day. If you are looking for craic agus ceoil with a day to remember look no further.

Customers are advised that adult tickets are €20.00 and tickets for seniors and students cost €18.00.

Enjoy sightseeing around the West of Ireland this summer with Bus Éireann, your local, fast, friendly and reliable bus and coach service.

For further information please contact our Ballina Travel Centre on 09671800 or the Westport Tourist Information Office on 09825711.

Thursday, 27th June, 2013