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Full-Day Self Guided Connemara National Park Tour from Galway City

11 Hours

Explore a variety of nature walks in Connemara National Park located on the coastal Wild Atlantic Way route. The park covers 2,957 hectares of scenic mountains, expanses of bogs, heaths, grasslands and woodlands. Available all year round. Min 1, Max 30.

Highlights

Spot birds of prey and red deer

Children's playing area

Description

Connemara National Park offers safe and easy walking trails that allow the whole family to participate and also includes some challenging tracks and trails, specifically for those who are serious about their walking. Some of the Park’s mountains, namely Benbaun, Bencullagh, Benbrack, and Muckanaght, are part of the famous Twelve Bens or Beanna Beola range. Spend a wonderful day outdoors and breathe in the pure, fresh Connemara country air.

Itinerary
  • Get picked up from Galway for your Connemara National Park tourexpand_more

    From Galway city, travel by public bus to the village of Letterfrack and then the entrance to the park. 

    On arrival, make your way to the visitor center, where you can view an interactive exhibition on the Connemara landscape and chat with the informative and friendly park staff.

    See the world-famous Connemara pony and a variety of native birdlife. Birds of prey and wild red deer can occasionally be seen too. The park has a wonderful playground for smaller children, which features a variety of wooden equipment, including see-saws, slides, chin-up bars, tunnels, and playhouses. There are picnic tables with wonderful views of Diamond Hill.

    There are many ways to explore the park, choose to walk a variety of the following nature trails:

    • 0.5km - Ellis Wood Nature Trail
    • 1.5km - Sruffounboy Walk
    • 3.0km - Lower Diamond Hill Walk
    • 3.7km - Upper Diamond Hill Walk, which takes approximately three hours and is the longest and is rated a moderate to challenging walk. When you reach the top of the Diamond Hill, you will see stunning views across the national park to the Twelve Bens mountain range, the village Letterfrack, and the many islands in the Atlantic Ocean.

    On the various walks, you can discover the parks of various fauna and flora.

What's Included

Return public transport from Galway City to Letterfrack

Light lunch

The entrance to the park is free.

What to bring

Weather in Connemara is very changeable, so please bring warm waterproof clothing and comfortable walking shoes.

Know before you go

Entrance to the Connemara National Park and all its amenities is free.

Included in this self-guided tour is a voucher to have lunch at the Connemara National Park Tea Room, situated on the park grounds. Please present your voucher to receive lunch that includes a delicious homemade soup of the day, served with homemade brown bread, plus a freshly made sandwich (plain, toasted, or a bap), with two fillings of your choice, tea or coffee, and a chocolate bar.
After a wonderful day exploring this scenic national park, make your way back to the village, if time allows having a drink in one the local pubs (own cost), before catching the bus back to Galway city returning by 20h00.

Meeting Point

New Bus Station. Sean Duggan Centre, Fairgreen, Galway Co Galway, IE

Activity Level

Medium

Cancellation Policy
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.
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