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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
Connemara National Park Connemara National Park Connemara, Co Galway | Near the village of Letterfrack, Galway, Ireland
+353 95 41054
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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
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Reviewed yesterday

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
Thank 2018LeeKil
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located about an hour's drive up from Galway, it's well worth the time to get up there. Not only is there good hiking trails out of the National Park's centre at Letterfrack, but there is the stunning Abbey at nearby Kylemore which is aBout 3km...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family of five visiting from US. Was a day trip out of Galway. The boys did the long hike up to the summit while the women stayed closer to the entrance and did the short loop. The tea room is a great spot to warm...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Amistad1234
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent a few hours walking some of the trails in the National Park earlier this month after having passed by on a motorcycle tour earlier this year. There are a variety of walks you can do from a short sheltered walk through the lower...More

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

Paid a quick visit to this area soly to do the walk It was a pleasant day with a little light rain The park was beautiful to drive through and when we got to the centre the walk was just perfect Beautiful views and very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank molllyduff
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely stunning alien landscape. I had many ideas of what would be my favorite part of Ireland, but this was one I didn't see coming.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Danielle M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are three hiking trails distinguished by duration. We took the middle one which was expected to take 60 minutes and even though we walked at a casual pace, we completed it in less than 45 minutes - I suppose we should have stopped and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gibson737
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What happened to Connemara National Park? I thought it used to be much bigger. To me, it seemed very contained and cordoned off. The walks seemed limited and to cap it off there was a hideous, high boundary fence that reminded me of a prison...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Geraldine H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Informative visitor's centre and clearly marked walkways, including up to the top of Diamond Hill, which has excellent views. Also good to see the Centre has made accessible the graveyard of the Letterfrack Industrial School, where so many youngsters were effectively incarcerated not so long...More

Date of experience: November 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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