Connemara National Park2549 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Letterfrack, Co. Galway, Ireland
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +353-9541054
- Time Required: 06:00 Hrs
- Tags: National Park, Hiking Trail, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot
What this place lacks in hype it makes up for in substance. About 4000+ hectares of natural beauty that coversmountains, coastlines, bogs, heaths, grasslands and forests is untouched by man. The star attractions here are the purple moor grass that swathes the land with color; in winter, the landscape is shrouded in snow. Even if you don’t get out of the car, the drive itself is too scenic for words. That’s not all you’ll find; there’s remnants of old settlements – villages centuries old and megalithic tombs about four millennium old.
The ecosystem isn’t lacking either; the many carnivorous plants (sundew, butterwort trap_ that must survive on insects instead of the nutrient-poor bog-land; the beautiful and plentiful birdlife (Meadow Pipits, Skylarks, European Stonechats, Common Chaffinches, European Robins; Eurasian Wrens, Common Kestrel. Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Merlins, Peregrine Falcons, Woodcock, Common Snipe, Common Starling, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Redwing Fieldfare); and the Connemara Pony.
There are numerous and popular picnic spots, winding nature trails, breath-taking mountain views, the Diamond Hill walks (get to the top, seriously; every Galway travel guide recommends it, and with good reason), a pretty children’s playground and even a classing tea-room at the visitor centre with hugely popular items on the menu. The visitor centre also has an exhibit: Man and the Landscape.
Connemara National Park Travel Tips
- Visitor centre not open during winter.
- Parking is at the waterfronts, about 3-4 blocks away.
- No visitor centre charge.
- Wear comfortable footwear.
How to Reach Connemara National Park
- The entrance to the park is along the N59 near the village of Letterfrack.
- Tea Room at the Visitor centre; a picnic you packed.
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74.6% of people who visit Galway include Connemara National Park in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
72.34% of people start their Connemara National Park visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 6 Hrs to see Connemara National Park
93.23% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Connemara National Park
Connemara National Park Reviews & Ratings
Are there tours within the national park?Answer Report Abuse
I don't think any tours are offered by the Connemara National Park authorities within the national park. But, they do conduct some special activities, including guided walks. To know more about these, visit the official website of the national park and search under activities. If not, you can also check out the below tours of Connemara National Park.Report Abuse