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“West of Ireland...A Whiff of Paradise”

Connemara National Park
Ranked #3 of 141 things to do in Galway
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Irish author, Ita Daly, described this area as " heartbreakingly beautiful...in a landscape as peopleless as far as the eye can see...you can get a whiff of paradise."

It is vast and quiet and not empty, but as Daly says, pretty much peopleless.

It may be you, the wandering sheep, and the scenery for miles.

Don't miss it!

Thank KYOUNGATHEART
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

If you have the time and a full tank of fuel and the weather is reasonable it is a wonderful to take a few hours to drive across the National Park and see the beauty of the rugged mountains. There are mountain sheep roaming free, so be careful. The road can be narrow and often times has no verge so caution is needed. Stop and take in the views.

1  Thank Dolores P
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Walked Diamond Hill in The National Park yesterday. It was a cold but dry day and there were a lot of people walking up including a tour of French students. I took the red route which is the most difficult but most people would be able to walk it if they took a few breaks in between. It was very cold and very windy on the top but great views of the surrounding area and Kylemore Abbey so it was well worth it and then to continue on a different route on the way back. The route consists of gravel paths, boardwalk and stone steps so it is well set out for anyone to walk in a pair of runners. I didnt go into the coffee shop instead opting to drive to clifden and taking the route to Ballyconneally and Roundstone and back to Galway.

1  Thank havetofly
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

A lovely peaceful place, we enjoyed the visitor centre at Letterfack for lunch fantastic view lovely view , great service as well as a nice information display

Thank B C
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

So very important to bring a camera - make sure not to forget it and a smile! It's so beautiful and scenic!

Thank Digger O
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