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Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre encompasses diverse landscapes that include vast grasslands, dense woodlands, high mountain peaks, and swaths of bogs and heaths. Established in 1980, the park spans nearly 3,000 hectares (7,400 acres) and contains several remnants of megalithic human civilizations, including 4,000-year-old tombs. A good pair of binoculars can open a window into the park's world of songbirds, which include meadow pipits, skylarks, chaffinches, robins, and wrens. You can begin your trek across the sprawling park at the visitor center, offering a brief introduction into the area's wildlife and geology. Guided nature walks, which depart from the center, cover rough and very boggy terrain, so dress appropriately if you choose to join in. Our Galway vacation planner makes visiting Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre and other Galway attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre reviews
Amazing views - we enjoyed hiking on the lower Diamond trail - easy and well marked. Has a cafe and restrooms.
Amazing views - we enjoyed hiking on the lower Diamond trail - easy and well marked. Has a cafe and restrooms. more »
Nice museum and center! Free to get in and park. But make sure you get there early or you will have to park very far away, as it gets very busy. Very pretty spot!
Nice museum and center! Free to get in and park. But make sure you get there early or you will have to park very far away, as it gets very busy. Very pretty spot! more »
Amazing place,well done & kept in immaculate condition. I done the Diamond hill hike,was a tough climb near the top(& midges going mad biting didn't help,but it is a bog after all) the views on way up & at the top was breathtaking.I was lucky with the weather which helped with climb & views.A credit to all involved making the path up & down Diamond hill.
I loved the exhibition inside the visitor centre, the painting of the animals that live in the national park was stunning and the information about the blanket bog was very clear and made it easier to understand quite a complex habitat.
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