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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
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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
I have a day in my itinerary around Ireland where I can't decide where to go. I loved Donegal the last time I visited but I'd like to visit somewhere new (but perhaps similar on the coastline). I've also visited Galway twice and though lovely I feel it's a bit of a younger scene so I don't think I want to go there again. The guide books, etc. have awesome info but it's overwhelming trying to decide so I figure I'd go to actual travellers/residents for your ideas. I'm driving from Dublin...More
June 01, 2013|
Just on the point of car rental excess charges for driving into the North, maybe check that out as I don't think you've got it right. My understanding is that the excess charges apply only if you want to drop off your vehicle, say, in the North after renting it in the South. Merely driving through shouldn't cost anything extra.
Advice on Itinerary and Hikes (7 Replies)
Hello, We are heading to Ireland in August for the first time. 14 nights with car and 4 days in Dublin. Current plan is 4/5 nights in Co. Donegal, 1 night in Co. Mayo, 4/5 nights in Co. Galway 4 nights in Co. Clare We would really like to "experience" a small part of Ireland rather than drive every day and say we "saw" all of the country. We know that we will be back, so we decided to focus on a few counties. Donegal hikes: Glenveagh National Park, Slieve Schnact, Blue Stack...More
July 10, 2006|
HI Tsquared, What airport do you arrive at and from what one do you depart? Answer might help the Forum advisors to firm up arrangements for you. Donegal 4/5 nights. You want to see Glenveagh, Bluestacks, Poison Glen, Sliabh Sneacht. Add in South Donegal --highest sea cliffs in Europe at Sliabh League, Glencolmcille for beauty and culture; Carrick to Ardara via Glengesh Pass --lovely. Sliabh Sneacht is in Inishowen -- not much to see at it but.... When there visit much or all of...More
Need trip planning guidance (Ireland with 10 year old) (3 Replies)
Hi, My family, which includes a 10 year old girl, is heading to Ireland for 10 nights. We will spend 3 nights in Dublin visiting friends and are struggling to plan the other 7 nights. We do not want to be moving every night so are looking for a 3 (or maybe 4) places to visit. We are thinking much of the time will be in the SW of the country. We want to enjoy the countryside, the quaint towns, listen to music, sit in pubs, hike, kayak or canoe, take a horseback ride and possibly bike (if...More
March 13, 2017|
Guess your 10yr old isn't paying otherwise Ballyseede might appeal a bit more. might also make more sense. Dublin to Kilkenny via whichever of many routes. Kilkenny to Cork area, Kinsale is an option but Fota (Cobh?) has a wildlife park or Blarney has a Castle with great grounds. Cork area to Killarney, for a couple of nights? Drive the Dingle Peninsula on the way to Ballyseede. Ballyseede to Dublin.