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“Stellar walking/hiking or wandering”

Connemara National Park
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Connemara National Park Self-Guided Tour
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Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey Day Trip from Galway
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Full-day Connemara National Park Self-Guided Tour from Galway
Ranked #2 of 140 things to do in Galway
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed November 25, 2013

I lived in Ireland for many years. This was my go-to place when I needed to clear my head and just chill out in the wonderful West Irish countryside.

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Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

You must go~ scenery breathtaking and history abundant. Do not miss!!! Its hard to describe the beauty, mountains, rivers and castles. But its delightful and educational ~ you shall be amazed.

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Reviewed November 23, 2013

On a cloudy day we pulled into the National Park lot and set off to hike the mountain. The up hill is very steep in some parts, but not too challenging, none the less. It is beautiful to walk above the fog and clouds! The down hill is a bit more challenging. I got a little scared, but eventually made it down. There are no rails and it is a straight, rocky, fall off of the mountain when the wind blows. we had a great time!!

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Reviewed November 18, 2013

After so much time spent traveling, we thoroughly enjoyed our morning walk in the park. This is not a park that you drive through. If you do not walk in the park, there is not much to see. Be advised, there is limited parking. You walk down a path leading to the visitors center where you can visit their bog display and view a short movie. Restrooms are located at the visitors center. The path starts behind the center. We mistakenly thought the path started in front of the center and so ended up walking the path counter clockwise. As a result, we walked up the steepest part. Had we gone counter clockwise the climb wouldn't have been so steep a climb. This wasn't a problem for us, just giving you a heads up. The views of the country side were very pretty and while walking saw few other people. Entrance to the park, the movie and visitors center are all free.

1  Thank gottagetupandgo
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Reviewed November 14, 2013

Many of the West country's sights are better seen without crowds; this isn't one. Without an open visitor center and with trails that are poorly signposted, it is probably best to simply take in the views from the road.

2  Thank Donn S
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