Welcome to Roundstone


The scalloped coastline here harbours some spectacular beaches. The Errisbeg peninsula, 3km southwest of Roundstone, has two. Gurteen Bay (sometimes spelt Gorteen Bay) has a sweep of golden sand. After a further 800m, there's a turn for Dog's Bay, a dazzling white strand formed from tiny crushed seashells. Together the pair form the two sides of the dog-bone-shaped sand spit and tombolo.


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$28.80 Day Trips & Excursions

Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey Tour from Galway

Departing Merchant's Road in central Galway from outside the Kinlay Hostel at 9:30 daily, this tour travels west along the Coast of Galway Bay. You leave Galway city behind and head out through the Claddagh and Salthill areas of Galway before turning left and along the southern shore of Connemara. The tour passes through the picturesque villages of Barna, Furbo, Spiddal and Inverin before turning inland to cross the haunting Connemara landscape. The tour then stops at the summer residence of Padraic Pearse. Padraic Pearse was one of the leaders of Irish Nationalism and a signatory to the Proclamation of Irish Independence, read out by him outside the GPO in Dublin during the Easter Rising 1916. This restored cottage overlooks the breathtaking rural vistas of Rosmuc, (entry fee not included).   Then you travel through the tranquil, wilderness bog landscape of Bothar na Scragoige before stopping for a photostop in the beautiful fishing village of Roundstone. Leaving Roundstone you travel travel along the real Wild Atlantic Way territory, along here you have the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean on your left and the barren Connemara landscape to your right. You get to witness exactly what the Wild Atlantic Way is all about, keep an eye out for the local Connemara Ponies as you head for Derrygimlagh Bog. This remote corner of Connemara was central to connecting the whole of Europe to America in the early 20th century and is one of the 'signature points' of the Wild Atlantic Way. Travelling through Clifden, the capital of Connemara, you head skyward towards the Sky Road. The views and photo opportunities from this 'discovery point' on the Wild Atlantic Way have to be seen to be believed. Next you have a choice: Either a 2-hour stop to explore and walk the Connemara National Park, or a 2-hour stop at the magical 19th century Kylemore Abbey (entry fee not included). To finish off the tour you weave your way between the majestic Twelve Bens and Maamturk mountains through the Inagh Valley and onto the main Galway to Clifden road where you will visit the famous 'Quite Man' bridge before returning to Galway city.

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Electric Biking Tour on the Wild Atlantic Way - 1-Day Self Guided

Your adventure begins when you pick up your bike at 9am in Clifden. Here you'll receive a map of the area and discuss the different routes, as well receive a helmet, lock, and expert local tips. Popular routes from Clifden include: The haunting Bog Road from Clifden to Roundstone, where you'll admire the coast by Ballyconneely, as well as stop at the Alcock & Brown Memorial to see the site where very first trans-Atlantic flight touched down. (2h15 - 40km)Travel to Tullycross and then take the Connemara Loop to discover the beautiful Renvyle Peninsula and the former castle of the pirate queen, Grace O’Malley! (3h - 50km)Hit the road and ride along the Wild Atlantic Way to the charming fishing village of Cleggan. Pass by Claddaghduff and its beautiful Omey Beach on your way back and appreciate the beautiful coastal landscapes. (1h30 - 23km)From Clifden, follow the Sky Road and gaze at the stunning view and its panoramic scenery. Make a stop at Clifden Castle to explore this charming ruin. (1h - 11km)Depending on your itinerary, stop for lunch to enjoy exceptional seafood in either Roundstone, Cleggan, or Clifden.At 6:00pm, after an epic adventure, you will travel back to Clifden to drop off the electric bike and equipment.

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Cycling the Wild Atlantic Way - 1-Day Self Guided Tour from Clifden

The cycling trip starts in the town of Clifden, Connemara, situated 78km from Galway. Clifden is the perfect base to explore Connemara’s rich landscape and heritage.You will pick up your bike, equipment and map in Clifden at 10.00am to start an unforgettable day in Connemara (transport to starting point is not included). During this trip you will plan your route individually. We suggest the following routes:You can enjoy a scenic ride from Clifden along the haunting bog road to Roundstone. On the ride back to Clifden you will pass Ballyconneely - take your time to admire the beautiful coasts of Connemara and make a stop at Alcock & Brown Memorial - the landing site of the very first trans Atlantic flight. (2h15 - 40km)Travel to Tullycross and then take the Connemara Loop to discover the beautiful Peninsula of Renvyle and the former castle of the pirate queen Grace O’Malley! (3h - 50km)Another suggestion is to hit the road and ride along the Wild Atlantic Way to the charming fishing village of Cleggan. Pass by Claddaghduff and its beautiful Omey Beach on your way back and appreciate the beautiful coastal landscapes. (1h30 - 23km)From Clifden, follow the Sky Road and gaze at the stunning view and its wide range of scenery. Make a stop at Clifden Castle to explore this charming ruin. (1h - 11km)For lunch, we suggest you to make a stop at Roundstone, Cleggan or Clifden depending on your itinerary to taste some delicious seafood in one of the restaurants (price of lunch not included in the package).At 6.00pm you will travel back to Clifden to drop off the bike and the equipment.

$45.12 Shore Excursions

Self-Guided Wild Atlantic Way Biking Tour from Clifden

The cycling trip starts in the town of Clifden, Connemara, situated 48 miles (78 kilometers) from Galway. Clifden is the perfect base to explore Connemara’s rich landscape and heritage.You'll pick up your bike, equipment, and map in Clifden at 10am to start an unforgettable day in Connemara (transport to starting point is not included). During this trip you will plan your route individually. The following routes are suggested: You can enjoy a scenic ride from Clifden along the haunting bog road to Roundstone. On the ride back to Clifden you will pass Ballyconneely; take your time to admire the beautiful coasts of Connemara and make a stop at Alcock & Brown Memorial, the landing site of the very first trans Atlantic flight. (Approx. 2h 15min - 40 km; 25 miles)Travel to Tullycross and then take the Connemara Loop to discover the beautiful Peninsula of Renvyle and the former castle of the pirate queen Grace O’Malley. (3h - 50 km; 31 miles)Another suggestion is to hit the road and ride along the Wild Atlantic Way to the charming fishing village of Cleggan. Pass by Claddaghduff and its beautiful Omey Beach on your way back and appreciate the beautiful coastal landscapes. (1h 30min - 23 km; 14.2 miles)From Clifden, follow the Sky Road and gaze at the stunning view and its wide range of scenery. Make a stop at Clifden Castle to explore this charming ruin. (1h - 11km; 6.8 miles)For lunch, make a stop at Roundstone, Cleggan, or Clifden depending on your itinerary to taste some delicious seafood in one of the restaurants (price of lunch not included in the package).At 6pm, travel back to Clifden to drop off the bike and the equipment.

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Self-Guided Wild Atlantic Way E-Biking Tour from Clifden

Before embarking on this exciting cycling adventure, pick up your electric bike, equipment, and map in Clifden at 9am (transport to starting point is not included). During this trip you are free to choose which routes to take.You can enjoy a scenic ride from Clifden along the haunting bog road to Roundstone. On the ride back to Clifden you will pass Ballyconneely; take your time to admire the beautiful coasts of Connemara and make a stop at Alcock & Brown Memorial, the landing site of the very first trans Atlantic flight. (2h 15min - 40 km; 25 miles)Travel to Tullycross, and then take the Connemara Loop to discover the beautiful Peninsula of Renvyle and the former castle of the pirate queen Grace O’Malley. (3h - 50 km; 31 miles)Another suggestion is to hit the road and ride along the Wild Atlantic Way to the charming fishing village of Cleggan. Pass by Claddaghduff and its beautiful Omey Beach on your way back and appreciate the beautiful coastal landscapes. (1h 30min - 23 km; 14.2 miles)From Clifden, follow the Sky Road and gaze at the stunning view and its wide range of scenery. Make a stop at Clifden Castle to explore this charming ruin. (1h - 11 km; 6.8 miles)For lunch, we suggest you to make a stop at Roundstone, Cleggan, or Clifden depending on your itinerary to taste some delicious seafood in one of the restaurants (price of lunch not included in the package).At 6pm you will travel back to Clifden to drop off the electric bike and the equipment.

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Full-day Connemara and Wild Atlantic Way Tour from Galway

You depart central Galway in the morning, north along the Wild Atlantic Way and your fully trained, local driver guide will take you through the Claddagh and Salthill. You will then head west along the southern shores of Connemara, looking out across Galway Bay. As your tour passes through the picturesque villages of Barna, Furbo, Spiddal and Inverin, you will see thatched cottages, dry stone walls, mountains, woodlands, rivers and streams, lakes, Connemara ponies, amazing beaches and unspoilt bogs and deserted islands.Your first scheduled stop of the day at approx. 10:30am will be Pearse’s Cottage (Wild Atlantic Way – Signature Point); please note entry is at own expense. Patrick Pearse was one of the leaders of Irish Nationalism and a signatory to the Irish Proclamation of Irish Independence, read out by him outside the GPO in Dublin during the Easter Rising 1916.Then it’s on through Connemara’s hidden jewel, Bothar na Scragoige. View the wilderness bog landscape and experience the tranquility and isolation of Connemara.Just before midday you will arrive in Roundstone for a cup of tea or coffee (own expense) at the picturesque little fishing village of Roundstone. At noon, departing Roundstone you will head out along the Wild Atlantic Way. To your left will open up the iconic Dog’s Bay Beach stretching a mile out into the Atlantic.Next is Derrygimlagh Bog (Wild Atlantic Way – Signature Point). This remote site was the centre of the communications (Marconi) and aviation world (Alcok & Brown) in the beginning of the 20th century. After travelling through Clifden, the capital of Connemara, you head skyward. Renowned worldwide for its heart stopping twists and turns, the Sky Road (Wild Atlantic Way – Discovery Point) swoops and soars above the Atlantic Ocean. The views and photo opportunities from this ‘Discovery Point’ have to be seen to be believed. Next on the tour you have a choice of stop: a 2-hour stop to explore and ramble/hike in the Connemara National Park or a 2-hour stop at the magical 19th century limestone and marble Kylemore Abbey (admission at own expense).Departing Kylemore Abbey or Connemara National Park, you will finish off the tour and weave your way between the majestic Twelve Bens and Maumturk Mountains through the Inagh Valley and onto the main Galway to Clifden Road. Here you get to greet the impressive Connemara Giant as well as a visit to the famous ‘Quite Man Bridge’ before returning to Galway City at approx. 5.30pm.All times are approximate, the local operator reserves the right to amend tour routes in the event of traffic delays or road closures.