10 days in County Galway & Strokestown Itinerary

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Fly to Dublin Airport, Drive to Leenane
— 1 night
— 1 night
Ferry to Rossaveel Pier, Bus to Galway
— 4 nights
— 3 nights
Drive to Dublin Airport, Fly to Manchester


Leenane — 1 night

Leenaun, also Leenane, is a village and 1,845 acre townland in County Galway, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): examine the collection at The Sheep and Wool Centre and then pause for some serene contemplation at Gothic Chapel. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at Connemara Seaweed Baths, relax in the rural setting at Killary Sheep Farm, then enjoy the sand and surf at Renvyle Beach, and finally explore the activities along Killary Fjord.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Leenane trip maker site.

Manchester, UK to Leenane is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. While traveling from Manchester, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Leenane, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Inishmore.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
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Inishmore — 1 night

Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
On the 15th (Sat), kick back and relax at Kilmurvey Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), then look for gifts at Lia Arann, and finally explore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Inishmore trip builder site.

Explore your travel options from Leenane to Inishmore with the Route module. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Galway.
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Galway — 4 nights

City of the Tribes

A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Visit Saint Nicholas' Collegiate Church and Portumna Castle for their historical value. Family-friendly places like Aughnanure Castle and Glengowla Mines & Family Farm Experience will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: The Irish Workhouse Centre (in Portumna), Gort (Coole Park Nature Reserve & Kilmacduagh Tower) and Spiddal Craft & Design Studios (in Spiddal). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Salthill Beaches, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, step into the grandiose world of Athenry Castle, and get engrossed in the history at Athenry Heritage Centre.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Galway journey maker website.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Inishmore to Galway in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Strokestown.
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Strokestown — 3 nights

Strokestown, historically called Bellanamullia and Bellanamully, is a small town in County Roscommon, Ireland. You'll explore and learn at Strokestown Park & National Famine Museum and Coleman Music Centre. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre and County Roscommon Heritage and Genealogy Centre. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mel's Cathedral, explore the ancient world of Tulsk Priory, step into the grandiose world of Roscommon Castle, and steep yourself in history at Elphin Windmill.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Strokestown driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Strokestown takes 1.5 hours. July in Strokestown sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.
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County Galway travel guide

Landmarks · Nightlife · Gardens
County Galway sits in the middle of the country on the western coast. With its lively eponymous city, small traditional Irish villages, and stunning countryside, it offers a varied landscape and culture. Galway City exudes energy as a university town, with pubs on every corner and events and festivals happening year-round. The county has successfully kept the Irish language alive with about 30,000-40,000 Irish speakers, of whom nearly 24,000 are native Irish speakers. Venture outside of the main city to the Aran Islands to discover an Ireland lost in time.