Private Guided Walking Tour of Omey Island in Connemara

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Location / Nearby Private Guided Walking Tour of Omey Island in Connemara

Description

Omey Island lies 600 metres offshore of the of the Aughrus peninsula and has a wealth of ancient history and stories from the past. Your local guide will walk you across to this tidal island and share its rich history and the stories of St Feichin’s sacred island. The ruins of Feichin’s Church, a medieval church built on a 7th century Christian settlement. The church is surrounded by the remains of a semi-sunken village that was devastated by the Famine. St Feichin’s Holy Well can also be found to the west. Fahy Lough takes up one third of the interior of the island The island is now largely abandoned, with some part-time residents during the summer months. In the mid 19th century it supported a population of over four hundred people who lived off the rich fishing around the island and from cattle raised on the fertile, lime-rich soils. It is now the main burial ground for this region, utilizing an ancient monastic burial ground associated with Brendan the Navigator.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Important information
Inclusions
  • Guided private walk of Omey Island
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • Omey Strand WAW Discovery Point, Unnamed Road, Claddaghduff, Co. Galway, Ireland At the Catholic Church in the village of Claddaghduff, take the small road that leads down to the beach, Travel approx 1 km and park at the car park. The guide will meet you there.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Inclusions
  • Guided private walk of Omey Island
Departure details
  • Omey Strand WAW Discovery Point, Unnamed Road, Claddaghduff, Co. Galway, Ireland At the Catholic Church in the village of Claddaghduff, take the small road that leads down to the beach, Travel approx 1 km and park at the car park. The guide will meet you there.
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Itinerary

  • 1. Omey Island: 120 min
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