Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre

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Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre

Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre
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***FREE OF CHARGE*** 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 and trails (Diamond Hill), exhibition and Audio Visual is ***FREE OF CHARGE***. The Visitor Centre is the starting point for Diamond Hill trail.
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2-3 hours
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ej54
New York164 contributions
Oct 2021
Extremely well prepared for CoVid travelers. One way trails are in place. There are also many, really good, porto-sans (outside toilets) that use a flush valve and have tissue and sanitizer in them. Thank you for that.

We visited twice. Once, when arriving in the area later in the day, for the short yellow loop, and then again the next morning for the combined red and blue Diamond loop. Very impressed with the maintenance of the trails, especially after a tremendous downpour two days earlier. The views along the trail change constantly as one reaches higher level. We found it very enjoyable.
Written October 10, 2021
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HannuVantaalta
Helsinki, Finland191 contributions
Sep 2021
Well marked hiking/walking routes in a beautiful scenery. Is it worth the travel from a distance? In my opinion no, but if you happen to be in the area, I recommend you go for it.
Written September 10, 2021
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tatki46539
Chelmsford, UK144 contributions
Sep 2021
Lovely place to visit and free at the moment. We visited late afternoon when it was quieter but you soon lose yourself on the trails around the park.
Written September 7, 2021
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Dinge70
Dublin81 contributions
Aug 2021
Loved this Park so much that we went there two days in a row, loved the walks and surroundings the views were spectacular , would highly recommed this park . Although we were very lucky with the weather , we had brilliant sunshine while there.
Written September 2, 2021
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digsy
Armagh, UK19 contributions
Aug 2021
A fabulous National Park, we did the blue loop which is very well signposted and the signs explain all the walking trails, we would have liked to have done the red loop but we ran out of time but we will be back, The Playground could do with an upgrade, apart from that the place was lovely
Written August 26, 2021
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MIlly Ann J
3 contributions
Aug 2021
Well worth a visit---great scenery. Bring rain gear and good footwear. Kids loved it. Will return again.
Written August 11, 2021
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Rod F
55 contributions
Aug 2021 • Solo
I came on a rainy morning and by the time I got to the top of Diamond Hill, I was soaked and couldn't see a thing. Back at the bottom the visitor center was closed but the cafe open (outdoor seating but undercover). As I finished my coffee, the rain stopped and I set off for a second time . This time, the midges were out but they disappeared higher up. The views were beautiful and the hill really isn't as tough as it looks. The path has been made superbly. A great day out.
Written August 2, 2021
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Jean H
Limerick, Ireland162 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Three different walks to choose from and we went 2 days in a row to try another path. Excellent car park facilities. Lovely cafe in the courtyard. Well worth a visit.
Written July 31, 2021
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,348 contributions
Jul 2021 • Solo
Connemara National Park is amazing, just stunning scenery. It's free to enter and has a big car park with toilets. Maps show you 4 coloured walks. The green is a forest walk, the yellow is an easy one around the animal paddocks and lower meadows. The blue walk goes up the lower slopes of Diamond Hill and the red one ascends to the top.
I cannot understate the beauty of the views all along the coast.
The surface is a mixture of gravel paths, wooden boardwalks and stone slabs. It is a tough ascent but really well worth it. If you have good runners and reasonable fitness you'll do it no problem, but you'll be tired! Well worth it though. Bring plenty of water though!
Written July 26, 2021
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Damnuna
Galway, Ireland64 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Something we've been planning forever. Finally, ticked it off the list today. The one way Covid system is easy to follow and helps that everyone is going in the one direction particularly on the narrow bits. Despite the constant moaning and complaining from teenage daughters most of the way up, they were delighted with the views and accomplishment when we got to the top. They're even talking about doing this again, can't get a better recommendation than that.
Written July 19, 2021
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