The Great Hunger in Connemara - 3 days tour!
A three-day tour of the West of Ireland visiting the sites associated with the Famine of 1845 to 1850.
We will stay in a family hotel in the heart of Connemara and from there we will see the now-deserted famine villages, museums, and the Delphi death valley where hundreds perished.
The main focus will be on the deserted famine village of Slievemore where we will explore the limestone cottages huddled together on the side of the mountain. Guests will be given a private tour and reenactment in one of the cottages describing the scenes of despair and desolation as the last inhabitant closed the door forever.
The tour will finish with a boat trip up the Kilary Fiord.
This tour is essential for anyone interested in exploring the Great Hunger that devastated the isle.
The tour will also incorporate the stunning scenery of Connemara, Kylemore Abbey, Site of Alcot and Brown landing spot of first transatlantic plane crossing, Galway city, Clonmacnoise ancient monastic settlement on the Shannon river and much more
Ex Dublin and travel to Connemara where the Great Famine had the most effect on the country. Travel through the stunning countryside visiting deserted villages with lunch at a traditional hostelery. Visit site of the First Transatlantic flight by Alcot and Brown across the Atlantic. Then we visit the stunning Kylemore Abbey and through the fabulous twelve Pins and the Irish speaking part of Ireland. Arrive at our hotel in the evening with Dinner
We travel through Connemara, visiting a famine museum and then onto Achill Island to the Deserted Village on Sliabh Mor with a reenactment on site on how the last family fled . Westport for lunch in Matt Molloy's pub with Traditional Irish Music. Then back to the hotel via Clew Bay with its 365 Islands. Dinner
Boat trip up Killary Fiord into the Atlantic Ocean. Visit Croagh Patrick, Ireland's Holy Mountain and the National Famine Memorial. Then it's Clonmacnoise on the Shannon river before a late lunch in Fureys traditional pub before drop of
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Hotel or Cruise Terminal or Transport Hub or as previously agreed
End location: Back to Hotel or Cruise Terminal or Transport Hub or as previously agreed
Duration: 3 days
3 days and 2 nights.
Available to start/end at any time. Please contact.
Transport will be by Taxi to availail of dedicated taxi lanes and preferential routes.
- Museum Fees;
- Services of a Tour Guide
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 Euro - Optional purchase of souvenirs, books, coffee and other items which the guests might light to purchase on a discretionary basis including drinks with meals.
This is an all inclusive tour however it doesn't cover discretionary payments like:
- drinks with meals.
I do not have restrictions in relation to my guiding. I am able to provide the full range of experiences