Bus, coach and driver hire in the west of Ireland
Tours and Day Trips



Short Tours & Day Trips

O’Hara Coaches are always happy to offer group transport for short tours and day trips around the republic of Ireland. If you are arranging a sight-seeing tour, a day at the beach or a hiking trip for family and friends, we have a bus or coach to suit you.

When planning your short tour journey, O’Hara Coaches will also consider rest stops and total driving time, as it may be necessary to hire a second driver for your trip. Each trip is different, so please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your requirements.

Short tour and day trip destinations might include:-

  • The Burren, Co. Clare
  • Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare
  • Connemara National Park, Co. Galway
  • Croagh Patrick, Co. Mayo
  • Knock Shrine, Co. Mayo
  • Yeats Country Tour, Co. Sligo
  • Kylemore Abbey, Co. Galway
  • Titanic Belfast, Co. Antrim

For more ideas and information on day trips and attractions visit www.fundays.ie.


Shopping Trips

Leave the cars at home and gather family and friends for a group shopping trip to one of the popular retail centres across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Arrange a Christmas shopping spree, get an entire new wardrobe for an upcoming event, or choose a specific retail outlet like Ikea and make a day of it.

Popular shopping trip destinations include:-

  • Kildare Outlet Village, Co. Kildare
  • Ikea, Dublin
  • Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin
  • Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, Dublin
  • Galway City, Co. Galway
  • Athlone Towncentre, Co. Westmeath
  • Belfast City, Co. Antrim

Weekend & Extended Tours

O’Hara Coaches are also able to provide group travel for weekend and extended tours around the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. These trips are longer than the maximum allowed driving time for a single day and may involve either an overnight stay, or a drop-off and pick-up service at a later date.

Our 16 seater mini-buses are best suited for passengers with overnight bags only. Our 33/36 seater buses have a luggage capacity to accommodate approximately 20 hard luggage suitcases, but our 53/55 seater coaches have a larger, spacious luggage compartment and is more suited to longer tours around Ireland.

When planning your journey for extended national tours with overnight stays, O’Hara Coaches will also consider rest stops, total driving time per day, driver accommodation and adjust these to meet your needs. Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your requirements and a free, no obligation quote.

Extended tour bus charters might include:-

  • Religious Pilgrimages
  • Sightseeing tours
  • Historical tours
  • Ancestry & Genealogy tours
  • Walking & Camping trips

For more ideas and information on places to visit around ireland go to www.discoverireland.ie.


A Day At The Races

Choose O’Hara Coaches as your designated driver to a day at the races for your group of friends, family or work colleagues.

Relax and enjoy your journey in comfort, ignore the traffic and forget expensive parking charges with bus and coach hire for up to 53/55 people.

Passengers can be picked up from a pre-arranged meeting place, or en-route to the racecourse, with planned rest stops for longer journeys.

Popular race day trips include:-

  • Galway Races, Co. Galway
  • Ballinrobe Races, Co. Mayo
  • Punchestown Races, Co. Kildare
  • Leopardstown Races, Co. Dublin
  • Fairyhouse Races, Co. Meath

For more ideas and information on racecourses and events visit www.goracing.ie.