Extreme Ireland - Countyclare
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If you want to walk the Famine Trail in Connemara or take a 1 day trip to the majestic Cliffs of Moher, then look no further than Extreme Ireland.
Extreme Ireland prides themselves on their professionalism and all their guides are Irish with an extensive knowledge of local trails and sights. They organise anything from a 1 day to a 15 trip to see all of Ireland's beautiful coastline, waterways and inland treasures and sights.
If you are going on a walking or hiking tour you will find that they have more to offer than meets the eye. You will be given the opportunity to hear great traditional music as well as watching our native games of Gaelic Football and Hurling.
Much of what is great about Ireland is off the beaten track and can only be appreciated when accompanied with the knowledge of a local guide. It's not always easy to know the best places to go and they don't always appear in local guides. Extreme Ireland has a unique insight into what the traveller likes and delivers it time and again.
Tours from Dublin;
Cliffs of Moher:
A trip to Ireland is never complete without taking the time to visit the majestic cliffs. See for miles out over the Atlantic Ocean and take in faraway Galway Bay as well as the Aran Islands.
This tour leaves from the Tourist office in Suffolk St. Dublin at 6.50am 7 days a week. Stop off in historic Limerick city on the way and weather permitting dine in Doolin village where you can enjoy freshly caught seafood. Spend some time in the Burren and see the moonscapes formed over thousands of years.
On the return journey you will get an opportunity to see a Galway Hooker in Kinvara as well as paying a visit to Dun Guire Castle.
To find out more go to www.cliffsofmohertours.ie
Giant’s Causeway Tour:
On this tour you will get to see the Nine Glens of Antrim as you travel the beautiful Coast Road. Leaving Dublin at 6.30am you will travel straight to Belfast City along the M1.
From Belfast you will take the coast road to Larne until you meet The Carrick-a-Rede-Rope-Bridge. This is the first Official stop of the day and you get to spend an hour and a half at this man made wonder.
A stopover in Ballintoy for lunch follows and then onto the famous Giant’s Causeway. On the journey home you get to stop at "The most Romantic Castle in Ireland" Dunluce Castle. Then there is an evening tour of Belfast city taking in The Titanic Quarter, City Hall, Donegal Square and much more.
To find out more go to www.giantscausewaytours.ie
Leave Dublin at 6.30am on the Giants Causeway tour. Change buses in Belfast and spend a day tour what is arguably Ireland's most famous city.
Belfast is the second largest city in the country and has an unparalleled history. You will learn a lot about the architecture, cultural aspects, sport, and politics and about the energy that the city has now got.
You can tour the more troubled parts of the city with local Black Taxis that will be laid on. Listen to the fascinating stories and how the Troubles in Northern Ireland affected the lives of the people in the Shankill and Falls Rd. areas of Belfast. These drivers lived through some of the darkest times in Irish history when it was really dangerous to be in that profession. This is one day that you will not forget.
In the evening you will have time to walk around the city before joining up with the bus and heading back to Dublin.
To find out more go to www.belfasttours.ie
Connemara is one of the most unique landscapes in Ireland. Surrounded by Mountains, lakes and The Atlantic Ocean at times its difficult to know where to look. Enter into a land that is virtually untouched over thousands of years.
Leaving Dublin's Suffolk St. at 6.50am you will have an early start and arrive in Galway just in time for that refreshing coffee.
Taking the scenic coast road from Galway towards Oughterard and on to the Bridge made famous by John Wayne in The Quiet Man. There are no signs to tell you, you are in Connemara but you will know you are!
Travelling through Connemara you will see many sights, The Maumturk Mountains, Kylemore Abbey, The Inagh Valley and much more. The highlight of the day is a boat trip on Killary Harbour Ireland's only fjord.
If at times you are struggling to understand the locals that is because in Connemara the Irish language has been kept alive in many areas and is in daily use.
In the evening spend an hour walking & sightseeing around Galway city before departing back for Dublin.
To find out more go to www.connemaratours.ie
Be prepared for an early start at 6.50am and prepare yourself for an excellent day's travel and sightseeing.
Along the way you will see the Knockmealdown Mountains, The Galtee Mountains and of course the infamous Blarney castle. A stop at Blarney to kiss the stone and receive the "Gift of the Gab" is a must. While you hang upside down from the railings lean forward and kiss the stone.
The tour arrives in Cork around 12.30 and you will have lots of time to have lunch at The English Market or browse around St. Finbar's Cathedral or even ring the Bells of Shandon at St. Anne's Church.
On the return journey you will get to visit The Rock of Cashel and take in this great Celtic Cathedral, which include the Hall of Vicars, Cormack's Chapel, which has one of Ireland's oldest Romanesque wall paintings and the Round tower, all perched on a solid rock ringed by a curtain wall.
You will be back in Dublin for around 19.00.
To find out more go to www.corktours.ie
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