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“Make sure you go” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Connemara National Park

Connemara National Park
Letterfrack, Connemara, Co Galway, Galway, Ireland
353-95-41054
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8-Day West of Ireland Tour from Dublin
Ranked #1 of 162 things to do in Galway
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Walking
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“Make sure you go”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The Connemara, a must see place. I've been there all seasons, and each one has something different to offer. Sheeps, nature and meeting for great people, this is peaceful.

Visited April 2013
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“Gorgeous!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Looks very different between high and low tide. Great on a nice day and still interesting during overcast.

Visited February 2014
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“Amazing views.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

A visit to the Connemara National Park is a great way to spend a fine afternoon. We walked up Diamond Hill (the "Red" route) and the views on the way up, and at the top, were breath-taking! It took us about 3 hours to do the entire walk (including a pit stop at the top to admire the view) but we were going at quite a relaxed pace :) the route is very well marked and there is pathway all the way up. The red route does require a little scrambling at the top, but is very accessible ( i myself would be a far-from experienced hiker :-) ) The top does offer panoramic views of Connemara ( weather permitting, I suppose) which are stunning. The landscape is so varied that it is impossible to get bored on this hike. The visitor centre was closed as we were there off season, but the toilets were open. There is a village by the park entrance (Letterfrack) which was a nice place to stop for lunch afterwards.

Visited February 2014
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“CONNEMARA IS BEAUTIFUL”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

The Connemara Mountains are 450 million years old. The drive through the mountains is beautiful and barren with hundreds of sheep grazing on the sides of the mountains. Clifden is a charming town to visit for soup and Guinness at King's Pub on rainy day.


Visited October 2013
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“connemara is in my heart”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

thanx to my job I got the chance to drive through connemaraat least 30 times by now. I almost know ervery single stone and sheep ;)

if you want to see the real Ireland, you simply cant miss it out. many people think Ireland is just green and flat but it isn't. you see beautiful hills. some of them stone walls which were built up to the top of the hills were from the time of the great hunger. films were made in Connemara like "the field" with Richard Harris (set was in Leenaun) or the Hollywood movie "the quiet man" with John Wayne and Maureen O Hara (main set in Cong).
you get amazing views when the sun is shining. the shadows of the clouds make the hills look in beautiful colours. sometimes when its foggy and misty, it looks so mysterious, so untouched. if its raining the moss on the hills sew up the rain water first. when its soaked the water comes down the hills like in many waterfalls. in spring time you have loads and loads rhododendron with their big pink-purplely blossoms. here and there you have the traditional cut turf, beautiful lakes.
so much peace and quiet. sometimes you see Connemara ponys.
I seriously find it breathtaking.

in Connemara you find the Kylemore Abbey. a lovely castle with a nice story behind. it does cost an admition fee to visit it. only a few rooms you can enter because the the upstair area is a girls school. there also is a victorian garden, a lake, a small church and a mausoleum and a restaurant. I personally am not to keen about the food there. well, im german and my irish colleges really love the food . its probably just me.


oh I almost forgot, the roads are a bit bumpy because of the boglands.

I cant wait to see my beloved Connemara in march again

Visited September 2013
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