Expressway Route 51 Galway – CorkGalway - Cork (via Limerick)
The Route 40 from Galway to Cork takes customers through some of the most beautiful landscapes in Ireland.
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4 hours 20 minutes
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Cork, located in the southwest of Ireland, is known for its love of traditional Irish music. The city is home to many traditional Irish music pubs, where locals and visitors can enjoy live music sessions featuring instruments like the fiddle, accordion, and bodhrán. The city also hosts the annual Cork Folk Festival, celebrating the rich heritage of Irish music.
Expressway’s fantastic Route 40 from Galway to Cork takes customers through some of the most beautiful landscapes in Ireland. The journey starts in the vibrant city of Galway, known for its rich cultural heritage, lively streets, and charming cafes and pubs. As the coach makes its way out of the city, the landscape transforms into rolling green hills dotted with picturesque villages and sheep grazing in the fields.
The coach continues on its sojourn towards Limerick and it passes through Ennis, a charming town with narrow streets, colourful buildings, and a lively market square. Limerick itself is a bustling city with a rich history, elegant Georgian architecture, and a number of notable landmarks such as King John’s Castle and St. Mary’s Cathedral.
The route continues through the picturesque countryside, passing by fields of sheep, cattle and horses, and rolling hills. The scenic journey ends in the bustling city of Cork, known for its beautiful architecture, lively streets, and vibrant cultural scene. Cork is a city steeped in history, with a rich maritime heritage, stunning Gothic architecture, and a number of world-class museums and galleries.
A Fab Day Out!
This is a journey with so much to explore at both ends – in Galway and Cork that maybe you’d love to do it over a few days, or just in one day. We’ve suggested some inspiration for a fabulous trip.
This route passes through some of the most beautiful regions of Ireland and offers an opportunity to see the country’s stunning scenery and rich cultural heritage. Here is a brief description of an itinerary for this route.
Start your journey in Galway, a vibrant city known for its rich cultural heritage and excellent restaurants. Explore the famous Galway Cathedral, a stunning Gothic-style structure that dates back to the mid-20th century. Visit the Galway City Museum, which showcases the city’s rich history and cultural heritage. Take a stroll along the picturesque Salthill Promenade, a scenic walkway that offers beautiful views of Galway Bay.
Then onto the coach to Ennis, explore the famous Ennis Friary, a historic monastery that dates back to the 13th century. A visit to the Clare Museum, which showcases the history and cultural heritage of County Clare is highly recommended, so too a stroll through the Ennis Market, where folk can purchase locally made crafts and food products.
On the coach again and it’s to Limerick to explore the famous King John’s Castle, a historic structure that dates back to the 13th century. Visit the Limerick City Gallery of Art, which showcases the works of local and international artists and take a stroll along the River Shannon.
On-board once more and to Ballyhea, a charming village with a rich history and beautiful scenery. Explore the famous Ballyhea Heritage Trail, a scenic walkway that offers beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. Visit the Ballyhea Heritage Centre, which showcases the history and cultural heritage of the area.
Mallow is next on the journey and a visit to the Visit the Mallow Heritage Centre, which showcases the history and cultural heritage of the area. Take a stroll through the Mallow Market, where visitors can purchase locally made crafts and food products.
Then it’s onto Cork and visit to the visit the Cork Butter Museum, which showcases the city’s rich dairy heritage and the history of butter making.