On this 7 day / 6 night tour, which starts in County Donegal, you will be treated to beautiful scenery along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way and yes we do drive the “Sky Road” in the Connemara and we have arranged classic Irish Dancing, and lunch at the scenic Ballynahinch Castle. A visit to Westport and Kylemore Abbey and gardens.
Lough Eske Castle has been named as the number one best luxury hotel in Ireland by The Times publication in the UK.
And Ashford Castle as the second, although we are staying at The Lodge at Ashford Castle which is the same location.
The two hotels we are using.
Lough Eske Castle Hotel
Our first hotel stop is the Lough Eske Castle Hotel. It’s no surprise this 5-star hotel has been garlanded with praise as it offers marvellous service and hospitality. The hotel sits in a secluded estate in a splendid lakeside setting – on the shores of beautiful Lough Eske – surrounded by some of Donegal’s most rugged landscapes.
The Lodge at Ashford Castle
Our second hotel is an ideal base for visiting Connemara and voted No.2 Hotel in Ireland Condé Nast Awards 2018. Located next to Ashford Castle is set on 10 acres of grounds, overlooking Lough Corrib in Cong. This beautiful lakeside property has rooms equipped with the latest technology,
About County Donegal
Bordering the Atlantic Ocean in northwest Ireland, County Donegal boasts castles, a rugged coastline, and majestic mountains such as the quartzite Mount Errigal (the tallest peak in County Donegal). You’ll also enjoy forest scenes in the Glenveagh National Park and lake views in the Derryveagh Mountains.
About County Galway
Connemara is a district in the northwest corner of County Galway. Its breathtaking Atlantic coastline features tiny coves and bays and fishing villages such as Roundstone. Connemara National Park consists of a vast expanse of mountains, bogs, heathland and lakes, and is home to a herd of Connemara ponies.