The beautiful grounds were at Kylemore Abbey, in Connemara, County Galway.
This may sound far away:) from Galway City, but in reality it’s only an hours drive from Galway City.
(you can also book a bus tour. Here is just a selection of operators : Healy Tours or Failte Tours )
Have a look at their website for some visuals.To get 10 % discount on your tickets, buy them online here
If that’s too long of a trip, I’d suggest you break up your journey, and have a stop over in Oughterard.
There is playground now, and once you are passed the village, there is a picknic area on the left with benches, overlooking the Owenriff River.
I have a bit of a soft spot for Oughterard, as we lived there for a couple of years. When we lived there, we lived a stonesthrow away from Aughnanure Castle, which is worth a visit too!( and for those who like golfing, there a great golfcourse( and bar:) ) and if fishing is your thing, check out The Oughterard website.
More visits to hidden gems in Co. Galway coming up soon!!