Travel by early morning train from Dublin to Galway - with seats reserved in advance. Ireland is a small but beautiful island, the train takes a mere 3 hours to cross from east to west. Along the way, you can admire the forty shades of green visible in the country’s rolling hills, the vast bogs of the Midlands, the richness of the farmlands with herds of grazing animals, and the lands surrounding the mighty River Shannon, the gateway to the west, and your destination in Galway.
Travel from Galway city by coach to Connemara Airport for the short but scenic flight to Inis Mor, the largest of the Aran Islands. Upon landing take a tour of this Island steeped in folklore and history, where the native Gaelic language can still be heard in daily use. The island is rocky and rugged, where dry stone walls, thatched cottages, medieval churches, and Celtic stone crosses rule the landscape. After an optional pub lunch with a glass of Guinness, visit Dun Aengus, an ancient semi-circular fort backed by a 90-meter cliff drop to the sea where your guide will relate its fascinating history. Return to the mainland by air and wander the always lively streets of the bohemian Galway city before your comfortable train ride back to Dublin.