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Diamond Hill
Letterfrack, Co. Galway
Free to visit
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.

A two-hour loop walk in Connemara, this route follows gravel paths, wooden boardwalk and steps up the slopes of magnificent Diamond Hill.

Strenuous but satisfying, the trail through Connemara National Park climbs up to Diamond Hill’s summit (400m) and showcases the breadth of Connemara’s coastline - including the idyllic islands of Inishturk, Inishbofin and Inishark and pretty Ballynakill Harbour. The sweeping views from the summit also stretch to the majestic Twelve Bens, Mweelrea and Tully Mountains.

Reward yourself after the trail with a coffee and a treat in the park’s café and tea rooms or visit nearby Letterfrack for more delicious dining options.

Trail details

Walking Trail
Connemara National Park
Dogs allowed:
    Time:2 hours
    Nearest town start:Letterfrack
    Nearest town finish:Letterfrack
    Start point:Alongside Visitor Centre in Connemara National Park
    Finish point:Alongside Visitor Centre in Connemara National Park
    Waymarking:Lower Loop blue arrow, Upper Loop red arrow both on timber posts
    Facilities:Car parking, tea shop, visitor centre, shops, accommodation,
Why we like it
  • Amazing mountain and coastal views.
  • Spot historic Kylemore Abbey’s Gothic turrets and placid Kylemore Lough from Diamond Hill’s summit.
Contact details
Diamond Hill, Addergoole, Co. Galway, Ireland
Leave no trace
  • Plan ahead and prepare
  • Be considerate of others
  • Respect farm animals and wildlife
  • Travel and camp responsibly
  • Leave what you find
  • Dispose of waste properly
  • Protect nature from fire
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