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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  • My husband and i both loved the visitors center and learned about the area. We got directions to hike the old cattle drive trail and it was amazing!  more »
  • It's a wild place back there. Cold and windy for this Texas boy, but it was interesting to see. We hiked the easy trail and nearly got blown off by the wind. The coffee shop was a welcome stop.  more »
  • Beautiful drive. Flowers in bloom. Green hillsides. Calm and relaxing. Drove to the Burren which is a contrast to the greenery.  more »