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Activities

What to see and do in the Park

  • Exhibition on the Connemara Landscape (multi-lingual)
  • Information Desk
  • Connemara Ponies
  • Picnic Areas (indoor and outdoor)
  • Nature Trails
  • Children’s Playground
  • Diamond Hill Walks
  • Café

Admission is Free including entry to Park, Visitor Centre, Audio Visual Theatre and all Special Events


Special Events

Special Events (children’s activities, guided walks and evening talks) are organised throughout the year. For more information on forthcoming events please see our events page. Click here for the events page.


Diamond Hill Trails

See below an image of the trail map.

Diamond Hill Trails Map

As you will see there are four trails in Connemara National Park (see guide above). Each of them can be accessed from the Visitor Centre situated close to Letterfrack Village. More information can be gained from the Guide staff at the Visitor Centre.

 


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Playground

The playground features a variety of wooden equipment including see-saws, slides, chin-up bars, tunnel & playhouses. There are picnic tables with views of Diamond Hill and small woodlands are alongside the playground.

 

                             


Camping

Only wild camping is allowed in the Park, and there are only specific areas where wild camping is permitted. Please see the map below showing the camping exclusion zone. In this image, the black line is the boundary of the National Park, the area shaded in green is the camping exlusion zone i.e. you are not allowed to camp in this area. All campers found in this area will be asked to break camp immediately.

Click here to download a pdf of this map

Wild camping is a very specific type of camping that follows a strict set of guidelines, which include:

  • Specific requirements for camp location – a certain distance away from buildings and trails
  • Removal of all food waste and litter, whether or not it is biodegradable
  • Strict latrine protocols
  • Special type of campfires (all campfires in the National Park are by permit only)
  • Visually unobtrusive campsites.

The camping policy for Connemara National Park can be downloaded from the following link CNP_Camping_Policy_Code

For information on “Where to go in the outdoors” see the following link Where-to-go-in-the-outdoors