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A scenic drive along the shores of Galway Bay brings you to the picturesque town of Kinvara. Here, you will photograph Dunguaire Castle -- a small 17th-century castle set on a rocky promontory. The castle was built by the Hynes clan in 1520 -- a family who may have been associated with the area since AD 662.
From Kinvara you will turn inland to visit the welcoming owners of Rathbaun Farm. Rathbaun boasts a picturesque 150-year-old farmhouse. This is the perfect spot for enjoying traditional homemade scones and a hot cup of tea while your hosts take you on a narrative journey through Irish farming history. The Connolly family, still farming to this day, will introduce the many phases this land has seen over the centuries, from famine to prosperity to the Ireland of today. Afterwards, you will be invited to hand-feed the newborn lambs (in season only) and watch the farmer maneuver his flock with the help of his trusty sheepdog.
Afterwards, re-join your motorcoach and guide for the return drive to Galway. Galway is the capital city of County Galway. The city is located on the north-eastern corner of Galway Bay. The Corrib River runs through this city that is known as the City of Tribes, because fourteen so-called tribes led the city to prominence early in its history. They were the merchant families of Athy, Blake, Bodkin, Browne, Darcy, Deane, Font, French, Joyce, Kirwin, Lynch, Martyn, Morris and Skerrett. Are you related to them?
Enjoy a short drive through this famous city and stop to photograph Galway Cathedral before returning to the pier.