Grey & Co- Lynch pre trip exploration

Anna Belonogoff

Saturday 2nd March – Wednesday 6th March 2024

Number of Travellers: 2
Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights


Ireland Lynch pre trip exploration with guide to meet activity providers, view hotels and review itinerary.

Day by Day

Day 1 - Saturday 2nd March - Arrive In Ireland

Arriving into Dublin Airport, take a cab to Dublin Heuston Station where you can catch the 11:25am train to Galway getting in at 13:43.
From the station, it is a 2 minute walk around the corner to your central hotel, The Hardiman.

This afternoon, meet with Damien and spend a little time talking to him about his planned tour with the guests.
I would suggest a coffee in the pub where the music will take place also.

Overnight Galway

Overnight: Galway | The Hardiman
Room Type: Classic Double
Meals Included: None
Ride Details: 35 km / 22 miles

Day 2 - Sunday 3rd March - The Coast of Connemara

Meeting your guide this morning, depart Galway for Connemara.
Today you will check out the planned Connemara looped bike ride and some local lunch spots before making your way to Ballynahinch Castle Hotel.
Here, you can enjoy a walk on the grounds, meet some of the staff and gather any additional information needed for the Fly Fishing experience that will take place on site. We will also arrange a site visit of the family’s rooms.
We suggest dining in the Fishermans Pub this evening.

Overnight: Connemara | Ballynahinch Castle
Room Type: Classic Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Monday 4th March - The Aran Islands

Departing Ballynahinch, the van ride to Rossaveal Marina is just under one hour.
Here you will board the 10am ferry to Inis Mór, the largest of the three islands. Ferry crossing time is 40 mins approx.

On the island you will meet Gabriel, a local fisherman-come-goat farmer and island native who will introduce you to his flock of extraordinarily cute goats. You will have the opportunity to check out the planned lunch stop, Teach Nan Phadi and your guide will make sure you don’t miss the incredible prehistoric cliff top fortress at Dun Aenghus as well as some hidden spots along the island’s shore and

The returning ferry departs the islands at 17:00pm

Overnight: Connemara | Ballynahinch Castle Hotel
Room Type: Classic
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 - Tuesday 5th March - Killary Fjord

This morning, check out of Ballynahinch Castle and make your way to the local sheep farm where you can meet Tom Nee and some of his fluffy flock. Following the sheep farm, you can opt to walk/ visit the famine-era abandoned village before arriving in Leenane for lunch.

This afternoon, we are going to offer options to the Lynch’s of a bread making experience or to go straight to Ashford Castle perhaps for an onsite afternoon activity. While at Ashford, we will try to arrange a room inspection if there are no booked residents. We also recommend visiting the Falconry School and meeting some of the staff there.



Overnight: Mayo | Ashford Castle
Room Type: Corrib Room
Meals Included: Breakfast
Walk Details: 5 km / 3 miles

Day 5 - Wednesday 6th March - Depart

Waking up in Ashford Castle, you have a little time this morning for a final look around the castle and drive through the nearby village of Cong before your guide takes you to a local train station for your journey back to the airport.

I recommend getting the 10:20am Claremorris to Dublin Heuston Station train which takes 2 hours 40 minutes and arrives in Dublin at 13:00pm. From the station a taxi will have you at the airport well before 14:00pm, with your departing flight not till 6pm.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • All accommodation from Day 1 to Day 5
  • Breakfast daily
  • Ground transportation from Day 2 to Day 5
  • Services of an experienced and knowledgeable qualified guide from Day 2 to Day 5 with the purpose of meeting local experience providers and viewing hotels and routes on the planned Lynch trip namely
    – Damien Quinn, Galway Walking Guide
    – Gabriel Faherty, Aran Goat Farmer
    – Tom Nee, Killary Sheep Experience
Exclusions Read More
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Activities and entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Gratuities for the main driver guide