Connemara National Park, Galway
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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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  • Must-see, breathtaking views. Overflow of pure nature. Incomparable. Excellent for trekking
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  • This is a lovely area to visit with wide open views and both shorter and longer hikes depending on your time. 
  • Roger took us to so many beautiful sites on this tour. We visited the amazing Kylemore Abbey and the English gardens. The road to Ross Errily Friary a 14th century monastery was very narrow but Roger ...  more »