Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre

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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Glenn
Fort Collins, CO79 contributions
Friends
Good HARD uphill walk with very nice scenery- i recommend the Abbey a little more instead, but both are good.
A bus tour was easy
Written September 15, 2022
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Maria K
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Visitor centre is definitely worth a visit. There is a great display with rocks from all over Ireland. And the history of the bog is really done well. The cafe is lovely as well. Diamond Hill is well signposted and a great easy walk.
Written September 11, 2022
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Jody M
87 contributions
This is a free park with 4 different hiking trails. It was quite busy when we arrived about 2:00. I was expecting the park to be larger than it was but we enjoyed our walk. There is a visitor centre and small shop there too.
Written August 26, 2022
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marianna.lol
Kárpathos, Greece33 contributions
Couples
The place is unique. Very much worth visiting. The visitor centre is a nice information and rest point. The staff was super helpful and the cafe is lovely.
We hiked the diamond trail loop. So impressed by the great work that has gone into the development-preservation of the path. It offers superb views
Written August 26, 2022
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gojencarr
Watsonville, CA465 contributions
The visitor center is a nice self-guided introduction to the Connemara area. There are picnic areas, nice/clean bathrooms, and friendly/helpful staff. We had planned to walk up Diamond Hill, but there was a cloud bank sitting at the top of the hill, and folks we passed coming down said there was zero visibility at the top. So, we only hiked as far as we had views and then turned back and completed the mid-level loop back to the parking area. It was a pretty/nice walk and the views we had were great even though we could not get all the way to the top.
Written August 1, 2022
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nuge52
Pell Lake, WI26 contributions
We got there late in the day but we made the best of it. It is a must-do as well if you are in this part of Ireland! Put on your hiking shoes and pack a lunch. It is beautiful and you will love it if you enjoy the outdoors. You need to set aside at least half a day to do this right! Take your time, enjoy the hiking and all that nature has to offer!
Written July 30, 2022
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Inne V
32 contributions
Friends
We had something else on our program, but due to cancelation we came (unprepared) for a walk up diamond hill. Sadly, the day was rainy so we had no view from the top. But we had fun going up and laughing (we went up in our 'good clothes' instead of something more comfortable). All in all was fun, would do it again
Written July 27, 2022
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LoriWynn
Pittsburgh, PA17 contributions
The hike to the top of the mountain (the longer trail) was fantastic! Aside from the incredible views, the most notable feature was the impeccable trail. The stonework to make the trail is literally the nicest stonework we have seen, and we've hiked for most of our lives all over the planet, through many national and state parks. We met Stand and P.J. along the trail as they were doing maintenance. They were both extremely friendly and added a bit of brightness to an already bright day!
Written July 12, 2022
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nick w
London, UK998 contributions
There are a selection of well-marked walks to choose from all of which start at the visitor centre. Some are super quick and easy and some (the red one) are a bit more strenuous. All are looped walks that start and end at the centre or connect to each other.

We did the blue and red walks which are a combined 6.7km in length with about 400m in elevation. The paths are well marked and maintained although towards the summit area of the red route it is steep in places. However, most moderately fit people should be ok to complete. There are great views to be had on the way up and from the summit.

The cafe at the visitor centre closes at 5pm and does food and drinks. There is also a useful supermarket selling a good range of foodstuffs about a 15 min walk from the visitor centre if you find the latter is closed (turn right when exiting the sideroad for the visitor centre, the supermarket is up the hill on the left).
Written June 23, 2022
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Don W
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Visited with my teenager in mid April. Beautiful day for a walk with great views of the surrounding area.
Written June 4, 2022
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