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Connemara National Park

Letterfrack, Connemara, Co Galway, Galway, Ireland
353-95-41054
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Ranked #2 of 71 Attractions in Galway
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, State Parks
Activities: Walking
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Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

There is a simple 3 km trail to do around the park and a more challenging addition to the peak of a mountain that involved some climbing. The views are amazing - mountains covered in purple heather and glistening lakes. In one day out of Galway we visited Augnanure Castle in Outerard, Kylemore Abbey and Gardens, hiked around the Connemara... More

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Malta
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Parking is very big, place is lovely. We enjoyed the walk to the lower mountain. We were tight on time so we couldn't do the 2hrs walk to the upper mountain, however we enjoyed the views and the Connemara horses.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Quite different than the Ring of Kerry & Dingle area. Very beautiful area with the lakes & mountains. Great place to take pictures. Make sure to stop off at the Kylemore Abbey and at Cong.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Everything about our visit was wonderful! The scenery and the weather; Ireland manages to produce beautiful scenery mile after mile!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This really is a must if you have the time. There are 3 marked routes of varying difficulty. We decided to climb to the top of Diamond Hill which is the most strenuous. I am not a sporty person but I would say I am reasonably active. I generally coped well with the whole walk which is easy to follow.... More

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Paide, Estonia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I had wanted to climb (walk up to) Diamond Hill from the previous time I visited Ireland but then I travelled with a tourist group and we hardly had any time. So this was my second time in Ireland, rented a car and took my time with anything I wanted (well, as much I could see in a week that... More

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Edinburgh
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful wild place. If I had one complaint it was that the visitor's centre is a little basic but the staff were very helpful.

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Harrisburg, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Wonderful area on Ireland's west coast. Beautiful and enchanting! Very easy to reach by tour bus from Galway.

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Cork, Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

What spectacular views after climbing Diamond Hill, climb wasn't strenuous but actually enjoyable. This was recommended by the hotel we were staying in and I have to say if you like hill climbing this is a definite.

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13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I took a guided tour to Connemara. We were lucky with the weather, it was raining only when we were on the bus. This is an outstanding region. I have been thinking of renting a bike, but I decided not to. After I saw the region, I would say that it would be beautiful, but its not an easy road... More

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