Connemara National Park, Galway

(4.8/5 based on 2,400+ reviews on the web)
Connemara National Park 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. Make Connemara National Park part of your personalized Galway itinerary using our Galway travel itinerary maker.
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  • The national park is within driving distance of Galway city. If you have been partying in the hot spots of Galway this is the cure you need to clear the head. The park can be reached just outside the ...  more »
  • Great day out. Well worth the spin from galway. Well marked trail and suitable for all ages. Good restaurants nearby for afters.. 
  • I'v done this area a few times on a mix of weather so be prepared. It may be warm on the bottom of the hill but when you get to the top you'll need a jacket . Bring water and snacks just to keep you g...  more »