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Connemara National Park

Letterfrack, Connemara, Co Galway, Galway, Ireland
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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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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Get off the beaten trail and enjoy the rugged beauty. Park the car and enjoy one of the many signed walks

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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39 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We traveled to the park from Galway, quite a long drive. It was a drizzly sort of day but it was quite atmospheric with the low clouds shrouding the high mountains. I shall return when the weather is more conducive to walking in the area as it is certainly very beautiful and the walk up the '12 Bens' ( a... More

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This national has a visitor centre with activities for all fitness levels. There three hikes for various fitness levels and also a playground for young children a cafe and a information center with info. about the park and also the surrounding area

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Austin, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This is the Ireland that you don't think exists.. We are so glad we came through here, beautiful! The scenery is amazing, although the road can be a bit nerve wracking, if you're an American driving a rental car! Worth the trip in every way.

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Facilities at park are good and walk/climb is clearly marked. Climb is for able bodied as there are a lot of stepping stones, which are more difficult on descent. View would be spectacular on a clear day, which it wasn't as typical Irish "soft day".

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Columbus, ohio
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

Only had a short amount of time to do hike, did the blue hike. Still saw amazing views and felt happy we made the stop. Beautiful scenery and not too challenging. Car park can get crowded, although we were there on Sunday so that might have something to do with lack of spots.

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Edmonton, Alberta
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79 reviews 79 reviews
27 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We had a tour included with our hotel stay, so we chose a day tour of Connemara. We had a very good guide (although he laid it on a little thick about tipping, which was the one and only time in Ireland we experienced that). It is a lovely area, and it is well worth taking a tour - 3... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland.The lakes are amazing. We stayed in Cleggan and loved Connemara.

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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

perfect for walkers...the park offers 3 levels of walks....the ascent to Diamond hill is just lovely ...what views...the decent is just a smidgeen harder...it's a feeling of being in the wilderness without actually going to far from galway city ...and when you come back to base you can have a lovely snack and a great cup of tea in the... More

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87 reviews 87 reviews
39 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Most people come for the Hill climb, while the park seems to offer much of the expected flora and fauna around the entire area. During summer I would schedule a climb early morning or late afternoon. As the heat can be overwhelming, along with the crowds. I visited late (around 7pm) and had the entire path to myself, reaching the... More

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