I'm a senior female, traveling solo and on a tight budget. This would not be my first trip to Ireland, but will probably be my last.I do not drive when in Ireland but that has never stopped me from getting to most of the places I want to see.
A few years ago, while staying in Galway, I took a Bus Eireann guided day trip from Galway to Connemara and fell totally in love with Connemara, what little of it I saw. I love the west of Ireland and want to see a bit more of that area on this trip. I thought I'd stay in Clifden but wonder about getting out to see more of Connemara from Clifden? I see that Bus Eireann offers a guided day tour from Ballina to Kylemore Abbey & Killary Fjord, but I haven't yet found any guided day trips from Clifden. Are there perhaps some private tour companies that operate out of the area? Taking a taxi would be cost prohibitive. Will I have to give in and rent a car?