Day One Itinerary

Day 1 Itinerary


9:00 AM – Walking Tours in Clifden 

Embark on a walking tour of Clifden, a charming town with a rich history. Explore the colorful shopfronts on Shop Street, browse the local craft shops for unique souvenirs, and soak in the friendly atmosphere. Stop by the Clifden Heritage Centre to learn about the town's development through interactive exhibits and historical displays. Walking tours are one of the highlights of Clifden attractions, so you can’t go wrong with one!

10:30 AM - Connemara Heritage and History Centre (Alternative):  

If you prefer a deeper historical dive, head to the Connemara Heritage and History Centre instead. This museum showcases the region's fascinating past, featuring archaeological finds, traditional crafts display, and exhibits on the area's unique culture and folklore. Previous guests have all agreed – this is definitely one of the best places to visit whilst you’re in the area!

1:00 PM – Lunch Options in Connemara 

 Enjoy a delightful afternoon tea in the light-filled conservatory of the Abbeyglen Hotel. Savor a selection of freshly baked scones, pastries, and finger sandwiches, accompanied by a pot of tea. Our expert staff is happy to accommodate any meal preferences, as well as any allergies. Make sure you eat well; the best of the day is yet to come!

3:00 PM - Connemara National Park Hike 

Embark on a guided hike through Connemara National Park with a local guide. Explore the park's diverse landscapes, from rugged mountains and tranquil valleys to vast bogs and shimmering lakes. Learn about the park's unique flora and fauna and keep an eye out for Connemara ponies and other wildlife. There are multiple tours, as well as private options available, so feel free to choose what works best for you. 


3:00 PM – Spa Break in Connemara: 

Unwind and rejuvenate with a pampering spa treatment at the Abbeyglen Hotel. Choose from a variety of massages, facials, and body treatments designed to leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. Our spa treatments make us one of the best spa hotels in Connemara and are bound to set you up for the evening to come! 

7:00 PM – Dinner in Connemara 

Experience a fine-dining experience at the Abbeyglen Hotel's award-winning restaurant. The restaurant offers an elegant setting with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Savor a gourmet tasting menu showcasing the best of seasonal Irish cuisine, featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients and innovative culinary techniques. 

9:00 PM – Live Music in Clifden 

Enjoy classical music and excellent tunes right at the Abbeyglen Castle Hotel! In addition to being one of the best restaurants in Connemara, Abbeyglen also features live music on a Steinway, seven days a week! So if you’re in the mood for some live activities during your summer break, simply join us for dinner, any day of the week, and we promise you food and a show you won’t forget! 

Visit the Alcock and Brown Landing Site and Marconi Station to learn about the historic transatlantic flight and the role of wireless communication. 

Take a horseback riding adventure through the Connemara countryside and experience the beauty of the region from a different perspective. 

Go for a scenic boat trip on Killary Fjord, Ireland's only fjord, and admire the majestic scenery of the surrounding mountains. More about this in our day trip guide, right here!

Castle & Cruise

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Castle & Island

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Dinner & Overnight in Clifden

From €142 pps

Single's Therapy

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Couple's Therapy

From €339 pps