The Avoca store in Connemara, on Ireland's dramatic Atlantic coast is situated right on the shores of Ballinakil Bay on the main Clifden - Westport road at Letterfrack. A must-see for visitors to Connemara, the shop combines the very best of Irish crafts, gifts, clothes and soft furnishings, all with a view out across a magnificent rugged coastline and rolling hills of Connemara National Park. <br/><br/>
It is the ideal place to pick up gifts or something special for yourself. There's something for everyone from womenswear to outdoor gear to delicious food from the Avoca Pantry range, perfect for that beach or mountainside picnic on the Twelve Pins.<br/><br/>
There is also a large selection of scarves, rugs and throws in fine mohairs, lambswool and cashmere in many cases woven at the family Mill in Avoca Village, Co Wicklow.<br/><br/>
Working for many years with talented Irish craftspeople, the store provides an exciting selection of exclusive gifts and accessories including glass, leather, pottery, silk, ironwork, jewellery, organic farming produce, perfumes and candles. Avoca is an Irish family-run business that spans one of the world's oldest surviving manufacturing companies and Ireland's most exciting stores. The beautifully bright and airy café is also worth a visit to rest tired legs after a morning of sightseeing.
Irish Fly Fishing Tours provide a one stop shop for your fly fishing vacation to Ireland. We arrange everything for you including all your fishing / permits, hotels, car hire and everything in between. We also do guided tours and can arrange golf, sightseeing, dolphin watching and even sailing!
Come and see the West Coast of Ireland with a difference, Feel the adrenaline as you fly through the waves while enjoying our safe & comfortable fleet of Ribs . We mix the beauty of our coast line & wildlife with power on the “RIBWEST” experience, If you want to get off the beaten track and experience something different "RIBWEST" is for you. Operating in Galway Bay from departure points at Galway Docks, Kinvara, New Quay and Ballyvaughan you are guaranteed to have a memorable experience on Galway Bay. Ribwest adventures offer Sightseeing Trips, Eco Tours, Point to Point trips (Galway to/from Kinvara, New Quay, Ballyvaughan) and Full & Half Day Trips.
Faherty Tours is a Galway based tour operator providing excursions to The Aran Islands and Connemara. They provide guided bus tours of the Aran Islands, Connemara, and Galway and also provide a host of other coach hire services. The Guided tour of Connemara and the Aran Islands in 1 Day is the first of its kind and provides a way to see the best of both places in the space of one day. This is a tour designed for the customer to really see the best of what Galway, Connemara, and the Aran Islands has to offer.
All of their tour guides are born in Connemara or The Aran Islands. They all speak both English & Irish, (gaelic) and are selected because of their personality and historic background.
The guided tour of Connemara and the Aran Islands in 1 Day takes in the dramatic scenery in Connemara, brings you off the main routes and onto those small country roads where you can still see the daily activities of the locals. Here you will also you find the best views of Connemara. The Connemara section of this one day tour includes a stop at the Quiet man Bridge, takes you inside the Quiet Man Cottage, up to Maam lookout point directly in front of the 12 pins, before venturing past turf fields, a waterfall, and then up a winding road with views all the way up to tower Camus. Here you can see breath taking 360 degree views of Connemara, the 12 pins, and out to the Aran Islands.
Once at the port of Rossaveal the tour takes you by boat to the Aran Islands. This part of the tour takes you straight up to the world heritage site Dun Aonghasa before winding down with a visit to a blue flag beach, Maggie Dannins Cottage, Man of Aran Cottage, The Seven Churches, The Aran Seal Colony.
This tour includes the price of all tickets and is inexpensive.
This is a full on action packed day leaving from Galway city, and a perfect way to see both Connemara and the Aran Islands in one day.
The beautifully renovated Imperial Hotel Galway enjoys one of the best locations in Galway city. Overlooking famous Eyre Square, it is within walking distance of the pubs and restaurants which have made 'the City of the Tribes' one of the liveliest venues in Ireland. Shopping and entertainment options are right at hand and guests enjoy easy access to Galway's many sport and sightseeing amenities.
What better way to sightsee in Galway, than on the Corrib Princess. Sit back on this luxurious leisure cruiser and enjoy a tour of the beautiful River Corrib. The Corrib Princess sails from Woodquay in the heart of Galway city, along the famous Steamers Line, which is the lakes traditional trade route. The boat will take you from the River Corrib to Lough Corrib. On your travels, you’ll see some of the most breathtaking views of castles and other attractions of historical interest. The onboard commentary will keep you entertained with stories and interesting facts about the sights that you see.<br/><br/>
The Corrib Princess is a leisure boat designed to take 157 passenger over two decks. The main lounge has seating for over 80 passengers while the sun deck on top can cater for 70 passengers. There is a full bar on board as well as a tea and coffee service.<br/><br/>
The sightseeing tour takes about 90 minutes. The tours run from May – October and depart at 2.30pm and 4.30pm from Woodquay. There is also another additional sailing during the peak Summer months. <br/><br/>
The Corrib Princess can also cater for corporate functions, product launches, cocktail cruises, wedding receptions, birthday parties etc.<br/><br/>
Woodquay is not far from the Corrib Shopping Centre, about a 10 minute walk from Eyre Square in the heart of the city centre. It advisable to firstly to confirm the sailing time of cruise and to turn up approx 15 minutes before hand. Tickets for the boat can be bought on board.