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Driving to Galway

By Mike Brennan
2008-04-30 00:08:14

My family and I are landing @ the airport in Dublin at 5:30 one evening in June. We have reservations the same day in Cliffden, near Galway. We will rent a car, but wonder if we should stay overnite in Dublin that nite and travel next morning. What is the distance in Km and time?

By Judy
2008-05-01 20:08:13

It's about 190 miles (300km) from Dublin Airport to Clifden. It's a fairly long drive. I reckon at least 4 to 5 hours. If you're travelling on a Friday evening, it might take longer, as the number of travellers on the road would be higher. Obviously, it's a personal choice, but bear in mind you'd be driving in the dark for the last part of your trip. By the way, when you reach Galway City, it is still a fair trip out to Clifden after that - about another hour and a half? Clifden is lovely though, as is the rest of Connemara. Enjoy!

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