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Connemara National Park
Letterfrack, Co. Galway
Family friendly
Free to visit
Dog friendly
Free car parking
Sunny days
Visit County Galway and explore the spectacular Connemara National Park. It covers some 3,000 hectares of scenic mountains, expansive bogs, glorious grasslands and enchanting woodlands.

Explore Connemara National Park and admire the incredible scenery where rugged mountains dominate the dramatic landscape. Spot the towering peaks of Benbaun, Bencullagh, Benbrack and Muckanaght, part of the famous Twelve Bens.

Meander along the walking trails at your own pace, or set off on a challenging mountain hike. Stunning vistas from the summit of Diamond Hill include the distant islands of Inishbofin, Inishturk and Inishshark, and the turreted peak of magnificent Kylemore Abbey. Wander down one of four scenic routes where you'll meet Connemara ponies, red deer, and birds including skylarks, stonechats and peregrine falcons.

See ruined houses, old sheep pens, an ice house, and Tobar Mweelin, a well which was formerly used to supply water to Kylemore Castle. After, drop into the Visitor Centre which features exhibitions, an audio visual show and a seasonal tea room.

Why we like it
  • Spot the famous Twelve Bens.
  • Meet adorable Connemara ponies.
  • Guided walks in the summer months.
  • Dogs on leads are welcome in the park.
Tips from locals

Hill walking in the park can only be recommended for walkers with suitable outdoor clothing, footwear and equipment.

Contact details
Letterfrack, Co. Galway, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 3 to 4 hours here.

More to discover at Connemara National Park
Free things to doDiamond Hill

Take a captivating 7km trail through Connemara National Park and embrace County Galway’s inspiring mountain scenery, Diamond Hill’s spectacular summit and superb island views too.

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