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“Beautiful views, steep hike in the wind”

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 September 29, 2013

Lovely hike up steep mountain. Rocky in parts. Huge wind made climb difficult at times. VIews of bay on way up and Kylemore Abbey on the way down were beautiful and worth the climb. Rain on part of the way down. Be prepared for all types of weather on the climb.

Thank sdmcsue
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

.We enjoyed mostly sunny skies the afternoon we visited. I am not a hiker but enjoyed all the walks-we didn't go to the top of Diamond Hill but all the others. Ellis Woods walk was a pleasant surprise. Hint, if you get winded on the steps, take a few pictures and you're ready to go again. The Visitor Centre was more than I expected. We enjoyed a very good snack in the tea room. The volunteers who book the A-V show lent me a walking stick. They were very friendly and helpful. All in all, we loved the place.

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Reviewed September 27, 2013

We spent a half day hiking the trails at the 13,000 acre Connemara National Park, reaching the peak of Diamond Hill, named for the glittering quartz in the rock, with its incredible views of Galway Bay. Nearby was the Kylemore Abbey and Gardens, another manor house set alongside a lake which became an abbey when the owners died in the 1800s. Benedictine nuns from Belgium inherited the property and ran an international boarding school until the 1980s. They still own and operate a kitchen, selling preserves and

Thank edwis
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

It gives you the context of how different soils effects the animals and how people lived. The circle forts and historical sites are good to see how it all started.

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Reviewed September 26, 2013

I found this a worth while adventure. Not only did I get to see the Abby and have time to visit other attractions at the park I got some of my best photos of Ireland here.

Thank Nancy B
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