The 5* Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate offers a stunning 138 acre estate on the edge of Ireland's largest lake, Lough Corrib. The hotel overlooks the rugged landscape into Connemara with beautiful countryside scenery and is only 2.5 miles from the bustling Galway city centre.

With so much to do and see on this magnificent estate, the choices are endless. Enjoy a walk along the banks of the Corrib or simply enjoy a scenic picnic on the grounds. We can arrange a picnic for you to enjoy, if the weather permits!

Ask at reception for a map of the walking route.


Walk Connemara offers guided walks, trekking, hillwalking, hikes and walking tours in Connemara, Co Galway, Co Mayo and  along the route of the Wild Atlantic Way in the West of Ireland. These are provided by Paul Phelan, a qualified mountain leader and experienced local walking guide.

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Tribes Alive!, the 60 minute dramatic walking tour through the winding medieval streets of Galway’s Latin Quarter. Presented in an engaging and humorous way, the tour takes participants on an enchanting journey back in time. Written by Paraic Breathnach, directed by Rod Goodall and featuring local actors, the tour will visit nine of the city’s most historic landmarks including Blake’s Tower, Kirwan’s Lane, St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, The Hall of the Red Earl and Spanish Arch.

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Located in Galway City, West Ireland Cycling specialise in cycling tours and bike hire in Connemara, The Burren and the Aran Islands providing you with a safe, wonderful cycling experience where you can explore and enjoy the most beautiful scenery in the West of Ireland.

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This Park covers 2,957 hectares of scenic mountains, bog, heaths, grasslands and woodlands. See beautiful wildlife like Deer and Connemara ponies and walk the Diamond Hill trails. There are four wonderful walking trails in the Connemara National park. Upper Diamond Hill is about 2.5-3 Hours long. This walk will reward you with expansive panoramic views and Lower Diamond Hill is about 1-1.5 Hours long and provides sensational territorial views of Connemara Coastline and Islands.

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