Galway & Clare Cultural & Transition Yr School Trips & Tours
If you want your pupils to experience traditional Irish heritage, a trip to County Clare and Galway is the perfect option. From the unique Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark on the Wild Atlantic Way, to the engaging harbour city of Galway with its history and culture, a trip to County Clare and Galway provides an exciting destination for your group.
Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.
|1||Depart School||Visit to Cliffs of Moher - the most visited natural attraction of Ireland||Arrive accommodation Evening meal|
|2||Burren Visitor Centre - Ireland’s first Interpretative Centre is the essential introduction to this UNESCO Geopark||Ailwee Cave Visit - a cave system in the karst landscape of the Burren in County Clare||Evening meal|
|3||Depart accommodation. Group will have the morning & afternoon at their leisure in Galway.||Return to school|
|Afternoon||Visit to Cliffs of Moher - the most visited natural attraction of Ireland|
|Evening||Arrive accommodation Evening meal|
|Morning||Burren Visitor Centre - Ireland’s first Interpretative Centre is the essential introduction to this UNESCO Geopark|
|Afternoon||Ailwee Cave Visit - a cave system in the karst landscape of the Burren in County Clare|
|Morning||Depart accommodation. Group will have the morning & afternoon at their leisure in Galway.|
|Afternoon||Return to school|
Cliffs of Moher
The Cliffs of Moher are the most visited natural attraction of Ireland. The spectacular view attracts as many as one million visitors annually. The highest point of the Cliffs of Moher is 214 mt high. The cliffs stretch eight km along the Atlantic Ocean and the western seacoast of Co. Clare.
From the cliffs you can see the Aran Islands, Galway Bay, the Twelve Pins, the Maum Turk Mountains in Connemara and in the south Loop Head. The name Cliffs of Moher is derived from the ruins of the fortress Mothar, which was built during the Napoleonic wars has been destroyed to make room for a signal tower
Burren Visitor Centre
Ireland’s first Interpretative Centre is the essential introduction to this world-famous UNESCO Geopark, and to thousands of years of history reflected in ancient tombs, forts, castles and distinctively natural farming practices.
Located in the heart of the historic village of Kilfenora – the ‘City of the Crosses’ – and situated next to the ancient Kilfenora Cathedral. Discover the unique magic of the Burren Region in ‘A Walk-Through Time’ at the Burren Centre - the centre boasts a fantastic exhibition, audio visual film theatre and local craft shop.
Ailwee Cave Visit
Bring your school to Aillwee Cave! Located in the heart of the Burren in Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, expert guides will introduce your pupils to the science and wonder of the dramatic underworld of this amazing landscape . The cave tour itself covers 1.2 km ensuring that learning is combined with exercise! Aillwee is one of the most ancient caves in the Burren and perhaps in Ireland. Paths and lighting have been installed throughout, making the visit suitable for all ages.
Selected as European Capital of Culture for 2020, Galway has a reputation for art, creativity, music and fun! Visit the beautiful Galway Cathedral that dominates the skyline; walk under the nearby Spanish Arch, one of the last remaining parts of the town’s 16th century wall and visit the Galway City Museum with its ancient artefacts and items dedicated to the history of the city. For relaxation, take your group to John F. Kennedy Memorial Park to relax besides the sculptures and memorials or enjoy shopping on William Street.
Available from any location in Ireland, our executive coaches are fitted with seatbelts, toilet facilities, air conditioning, DVD and reclining seats.
Giving you full support throughout
Before your tour
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