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. Our Galway vacation planner makes visiting Connemara National Park and other Galway attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The vast unspoiled lands of Connemara National Park are breathtaking. We spent 7.5 hours exploring and I want to go back for more! From the quaint little villages to the wide open spaces, it was a pea...  more »
  • One of my favourite places to go, rain, hail or snow it’s a beautiful place to be. Great scenery. I have brought my dogs on couple of occasions (on their leads) and it was great! There are three diffe...  more »
  • Beautiful park several hikes of 30 to 3 h for all to discover. The big market is really worth compared to other that longer serve has to stretch the legs. Free for a national park. Bravo
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