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Connemara National Park

About Connemara National Park

Located in west county Galway, Connemara National Park is 2,957 hectares of unspoiled natural scenery. The landscape varies between many terrains:

  • Mountains
  • Bogland
  • Heaths
  • Woodland

The famous Twelve Bens mountain range provides a backdrop to the landscape and a wonderful place for hikes or mountain walks. The wildlife of Connemara is very diverse making it ideal for exploring the nature of the west coast. Visitors can expect to see:

  • Heather covering the bogland and purple moors
  • Songbirds such as chaffinches, robins, skylarks
  • Birds of prey such as kestrels, sparrowhawk, peregrine falcon
  • Connemara ponies
  • Mammals such as rabbits, foxes and stoats

Visitor Facilities

The visitor centre is open daily from 9.00am to 5.30pm and guided nature walks are offered throughout the year. Activities are held in the park on a regular basis and there is loads to see and do there for the whole family including:

  • Nature trails
  • Exhibition on the Connemara landscape
  • Children’s playground
  • Diamond Hall walk
  • Evening talks

Why not pop into the Connemara National Park tea rooms during your visit? Open 7 days a week, it’s the perfect place to unwind and take in the sights or take away some tasty lunch options for a picnic on your walks through the countryside.

Book a stay at stay at Maldron Hotel Oranmore

Stay at Maldron Hotel Oranmore Galway for your next family break. Located on the Wild Atlantic Way, we are the perfect place to set your base for family adventures. With free access to the swimming pool, outdoor playground and games room during your stay, there’s loads to keep the kids busy even if the weather doesn’t co-operate!

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