McGing Taxi Service Westport

Sightseeing Tours

McGing’s Taxi Services provide a range of tours designed to show you some of the most breathtaking scenery and places of interest throughout Connemara and the West Coast of Ireland. Download our Sightseeing Tour Brochure and our Genealogy Tours Brochure.

Wild Atlantic Way

Experience the Wild Atlantic Way at your leisure with McGing’s Westport Taxi Services.  Contact us now for details.

 

Sightseeing tour of Westport, Louisburgh, Leenane and Kylemore Abbey

Tour A
Westport ~ Louisburgh ~ Leenane ~ Kylemore Abbey

Clew Bay Heritage Centre, traces the history of the planned town of Westport and the Clew Bay area from pre-Christian times to the present.

Beautiful views over the wild Atlantic Ocean, complimented by the rugged scenery of the west coast. Get to see Ireland’s very own Fjord.

Granuaile Visitor Centre. The pirate queen, Granuaile, or Grace O’Malley (1530-1600), is associated with the west of Ireland, particularly with the western coastline around Clew Bay.
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McGing's Sight Seeing Tour B Westport ~ Louisburgh ~ Clare Island

Tour B
Westport ~ Louisburgh ~ Clare Island

National Famine Monument. This stark and striking monument in Murrisk is an appropriate commemoration of the millions who perished in the Great Famine over one hundred and fifty years ago.

Crafted in bronze by John Behan, the dramatic sculpture depicts a “Coffin Ship” with skeleton bodies in the rigging.

“Coffin Ship” was the term used to describe the ships which left our shores horrendously overcrowded with emigrants fleeing the famine.

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Sightseeing tour of Westport, Newport, Mulranny and AchillTour C
Westport ~ Newport ~ Mulranny ~ Achill

Rockfleet Castle, or Carraigahowley Castle, is a tower house near Newport in County Mayo, Ireland. It was built in the mid sixteenth century, and is most famously associated with Gráinne O’Malley, the pirate queen and chieftain of the clan O’Malley.

Achill Island and the Currane Peninsula in County Mayo on the west coast of Ireland. This area is steeped in history and, despite its remote location, has produced or attracted a rich array of famous people and fascinating characters. The area hosts a wide variety of flora and fauna.

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Sightseeing tour of Westport, Castlebar and Knock ShrineTour D
Westport ~ Castlebar ~ Knock Shrine

The National Museum of Ireland – Country Life is set in modern exhibition galleries in the spectacular grounds of Turlough Park House and surrounded by magnificent gardens and lake.  Admission to the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life is FREE.

Knock Shrine. The Story of Knock began on the 21st August 1879 when Our Lady, St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist appeared at the south gable of Knock Parish Church.

The apparition was witnessed by fifteen people, young and old. From this miraculous Apparition Knock has grown to the status of an internationally recognised Marian Shrine.

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Sightseeing tour of Westport, Ballintubber and Ashford CastleTour E
Westport ~ Ballintubber ~ Ashford Castle

Ballintubber Abbey, founded in 1216 by Cathal Crovderg O’Connor, is an important sacred Irish historical site which will celeberate its 800 year anniversary in 2016.

In 1951 John Ford’s greatest movie “The Quiet Man” starring John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara and Barry Fitzgerald was made.  It was set in the beautiful west of Ireland with filming being centred in the village of Cong on the Mayo-Galway border.

The Quiet Man Cottage Museum is a must for any Quiet Man enthusiasts, or even those wishing to visit a typical Irish cottage of the 1920’s.

The above are just samples of tours we run, if you have a specific requirement, please contact us directly and we will be happy to design a tour specially for you.

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