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Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre

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Connemara National Park is one of Ireland's six National Parks. The Visitor Centre for the National Park is located beside Letterfrack Village. Entrance to the National Park grounds (trails), exhibition and Audio Visual is FREE OF CHARGE.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Connemara National Park Connemara National Park Connemara, Co Galway | Near the village of Letterfrack, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another spectacular drive. The day was rainy and we arrived at the Abbey too late so we didn’t get to see the inside but the outside and grounds were gorgeous. Next time I’m in Ireland will visit. We saw wild goats and took some beautiful...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Robin747474
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had visited here many years ago when we had young children. This time, it was just us and our energetic English Springer Spaniel! Entry is free and there is ample car parking space. There are three substantive walking routes (aside from the Ellis Wood...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Richard W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like the outdoors and enjoy a great walk in the countryside then this is a must. The full walk is well laid out to cater for all ages and abilities. Great staff and a nice tea Room and rest room. What's not to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Paul R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group of four enjoyed the displays that explained the history and nature of the area. We hiked the lovely trails then enjoyed a nice meal of tea and potato leek soup at the tea house. Connemara National Park is a great place to visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gregory P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in Cong but took a drive around this amazing part of the Country. The roads are windy but the scenery makes it all worthwhile. Lakes are everywhere and the terrain is tough to beat.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bigcityeater
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All of Connemara is beautiful but this is surely the most beautiful place in Connemara. I have visited the park on both sunny and rainy days, and in all weathers this a fabulous place to experience the wild nature of Connemara. Entry to the park...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank JohnJTravels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went up on a particularly windy day but thoroughly enjoyed the views from the midway stop! Neither of us are avid hikers but found the trek relatively easy and fun.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

How is it possible that a gem like the Connemara National Park can not be the headline attraction in Co. Galway. So much of the once beautiful Connemara countryside has been blighted with negligent local planning and what should be beautiful striking coastline along the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 567briand
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Bleak, exposed, wild landscape. Be careful of hikes from national park - full Diamond Hill loop is nearly 7km, and involves scaling the ridge up the mountain. We misread the map and were forced to turn around. Will be back to complete in the summer....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BawnyD
Reviewed December 10, 2018

An easy walk along the rugged landscape of Connemara National Park, and its all mapped out for you. Unspoilt scenery as far as the eye can see. Can't wait to go back.

Date of experience: March 2018
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August 10, 2018|
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If your wheelchair is motorized, you will probably be OK. Mostly flat and rocky. Note - it will be a bumpy ride.
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Yes, dogs are allowed and very welcome but you need to know that there are sheep's around you need to make sure that dog don't chase them ( farmers don't like that :) )
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