Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, Galway

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Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre 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 & Visitor Centre and other Galway attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Great walks and great views. Well worth a good few hours. Very exposed to weather so just need to be prepared. 
    Great walks and great views. Well worth a good few hours. Very exposed to weather so just need to be prepared.  more »
  • A huge and beautiful park to explore. Took a short hike (would've gone longer but had another place to be :( ) Landscape is wild and open. Sheep everywhere and great views up the mountain. Park... 
    A huge and beautiful park to explore. Took a short hike (would've gone longer but had another place to be :( ) Landscape is wild and open. Sheep everywhere and great views up the mountain. Park...  more »
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  • Excellent.. Great hike to top of diamond hill. Good facilities. Good coffee and snacks. Well worth a visit
  • Climbed Diamond Hill this afternoon. Well laid path that will help to ensure that you don't put a foot wrong and spectacular 360° views. Great weather for hill walking.

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