Connemara National Park is one of six national parks in Ireland that are managed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. It is located in the west of Ireland within County Galway.
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Connemara National Park is a national park in Ireland located in the Connemara region. With an area of about 7500 acres (3,000 hectares), it is crossed by the Twelve Bens mountain range. The land in the park has been inhabited for over 4,000 years, and in the past was used for livestock and agriculture. Visitors from all over the world come here at any time of year to discover this spectacular area, also known for its wildlife. In addition to the many birds you may see foxes, ermines and, for the lucky ones, the famous Connemara pony. Connemara is the most touristic park in Ireland, every year, thousands of travelers come here to explore its wide open spaces, breathe its fresh air, and enjoy the sublime views. The Park is a small wonder in itself: a real paradise for walkers and nature lovers. The park offers three types of hiking trails, ranging from the least experienced to the most experienced. The "Srunffaunbay" circuit is a short one, considered the easiest in the park. Ideal if you are with your family. The “Lower Diamond Hill Walk" is a 2 miles (3 km) circuit, it is the best compromise to explore the splendors of Connemara National Park. And finally, the "Upper Diamond Hill Walk" is the most beautiful circuit but also the longest and the most difficult. It allows you to reach the top of Diamond Hill, at 280 miles (445 m) of altitude, ideal if you like to challenge yourself! Other activities are possible in the heart of the national park: pony rides, guided tours with a ranger, playground for children etc. You will also find an exhibition on the landscapes of Connemara and even a tearoom where you can rest after your walks. Not far from the park is the village of Letterfrack and the abbey of Kylermore, if you have time don't hesitate to visit it! The park is open all year round, with no opening hours. Admission is free and allows you to enjoy a beautiful day at a low cost. We recommend you to go there when the weather is mild and favorable.
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7 km (4.6 miles) away from Connemara National Park
Tully Cross is a small village located on the Renvyle Peninsula in north-west Connemara, in County Galway, Ireland. It is actually situated in the townland of Gorteenclough. The village lies close to the sea and is on the Wild Atlantic Way coastal route.
10 km (6.4 miles) away from Connemara National Park
Clifden is a coastal town in County Galway, Ireland, in the region of Connemara, located on the Owenglin River where it flows into Clifden Bay. As the largest town in the region, it is often referred to as "the Capital of Connemara". Frequented by tourists, Clifden is linked to Galway city by the N59.
15 km (9.4 miles) away from Connemara National Park
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Westport is a town in County Mayo in Ireland. It is at the south-east corner of Clew Bay, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean on the west coast of Ireland. Westport is a popular tourist destination and scores highly for quality of life. It won the Irish Tidy Towns Competition three times in 2001, 2006 and 2008. In 2012 it won the Best Place to Live in Ireland competition run by The Irish Times.
47 km (29.1 miles) away from Connemara National Park
Inis Mór is the largest of the Aran Islands in Galway Bay in Ireland and has an area of 31 km². Inis Mór has a population of about 840, making it the largest of the Aran Islands in terms of population and largest island off the Irish coast with no bridge or causeway to the mainland.
48 km (30.1 miles) away from Connemara National Park
Cill Rónáin is the main settlement on Inishmore, one of the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland in County Galway. The ferries serving the island call at Doolin, County Clare and also Rossaveal, County Galway.