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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  • Amazing place. Scenic and fun for all ages. Some if the best views in Ireland. Safe walkways the while way. Everyone should visit  more »
  • A variety of loop walks ranging from 15min to 3hrs. The Diamond hill climb gives great views over the peninsula. All free  more »
  • We did it in the rain but it was beautiful, to make absolutely, you have several courses for the more or less energetic, beautiful countryside
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