Upper Diamond Trail Re-opened

Snow covered area at Connemara National Park

We wish to advise visitors that the Upper Diamond (Red) Trail has reopened after completion of essential maintenance works. Thanks to all visitors for their understanding and compliance during this closure. We would also like to remind visitors to please follow the one way systems in place on the trails as shown below: Toilet facilities will remain open over the holidays (see exceptions) and the Tea Room will have limited opening times* - see details here: https://www.connemaranationalpark.ie/christmas-and-new-years-arrangements/ Please wear your...

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Christmas and New Years Arrangements

Christmas and New year Arrangements

We would like to advise visitors of the following arrangements for Christmas and New Years: ***UPDATE*** Unfortunately due to the increased Covid19 restrictions the Tea Room will now not be reopening as planned. Tea Room Open from Mon 28th to Thurs 31st | 11 am to 3 pm Toilet Facilities Open daily* except for Christmas Day, St Stephen's Day & New Year's Day - *Due to Covid19 we are unable to open toilet facilities on these day as no cleaning service is...

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Press Release: Conservation Works at Derryclare Nature Reserve

Conservation Works at Derryclare Nature Reserve

National Parks and Wildlife Service, Western Division, complete Conservation Fencing Works at Derryclare Nature Reserve, Co. Galway Minister of State, Malcolm Noonan with responsibility for National Parks and Wildlife Service of the Department of Housing Local Government and Heritage welcomes the recent completion of fencing works at Derryclare Nature Reserve, Recess, Co. Galway. Derryclare is a State owned Nature Reserve of 19ha comprising important habitats of old sessile oak woodland, Derryclare Lake shore and peatland areas. The Nature Reserve is...

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Connemara Pony Contract

Pony peering over horse - Connemara

Tenders are invited for a 2 year contract for Connemara National Park, Letterfrack, Co. Galway from 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2022. The contract relates to the welfare, presentation and interpretation of Connemara Ponies at Connemara National Park. There is the possibility of a one 12 month extension of the contract, subject to agreement of both parties. For the periods from 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2022, the contract involves circa 350 hours per year. The successful tenderer will be required to manage ponies and donkeys...

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