Christmas Market Update

christmas market notice

We are hosting a Christmas Market at Connemara National Park on Sunday November 27th from 11am to 4pm. Come and support our local artisans! Why not pick up a handmade craft to give a loved one this Christmas, or try out some of the yummy baked goods and homemade foods. There will be 17 different suppliers exhibiting the following goods: knitwear, jewellery, baked goods, arts & crafts, wooden crafts, artwork & handmade cards, knitwear, handmade quilts, jams, soaps, pebble art, artwork,...

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Hungry Hiker Café

cafe closure notice for november 24

Due to circumstances outside of our control, the Hungry Hiker Café will be closed on Thursday 24th of November.   Apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause.   Opening times have also changed: Weekdays 11am - 3pm Weekends 11am - 4pm

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Connemara Dark Skies Science Week Workshop

park activity for science week notice showing artists impression of supernova

The night skies over Connemara are some of the most unspoilt in Europe. Let’s keep it that way!   Connemara National Park and Connemara Dark Skies are coming together at this family-friendly drop-in workshop, where you can chat to astronomers and dark sky enthusiasts about ways to protect our natural night sky and to care for our nocturnal biodiversity, while also making your very own light-up supernova.   This free event takes place during Science Week on November 12th. Drop-in...

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November Events at Connemara National Park

November events notice

We continue our Farm and Birdwatching Walks throughout November. See the listings below: Saturday 5th                   Bird Watching Walk         10.30am Saturday 12th                 Bird Watching Walk         10.30am Saturday 19th                 Bird Watching Walk         10.30am Saturday 26th                 Bird Watching Walk         10.30am   Sunday 6th                  Farm Walk                           2.30pm Sunday 13th                Farm Walk                           2.30pm Sunday 20th                Farm Walk                           2.30pm Sunday 27th                Farm Walk                           2.30pm   Save the Date: Also we would like to let...

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Advance Warning: Essential Maintenance Works

Trail Closures: Essential Maintenance

We would like to advise visitors that there will be ongoing essential trail maintenance works over the coming weeks. Due to the nature of some of these works it may necessitate the closure of trails at times. We will endeavour to give notice of exact days of closures but this may not always be possible as some of the work is weather dependent. These closures are necessary for essential maintenance and upgrading works. We would also kindly ask that visitors...

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October Events at Connemara National Park

october events notice

For October at Connemara National Park we are doing a series of birdwatching and farm walks. Join us on birdwatch walks through Ellis Wood and around the Park Centre. Walks will take approximately 1.5 hours. Please bring along any bird identification books or binoculars if you have them.  On our farm walks you will learn about our heritage breeds and some of the work being undertaken in the National Park to conserve this important part of our cultural heritage. The...

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Farm Walks on October 8th & 9th, 2022

farm walks notice

Join us on a farm walk at #ConnemaraNationalPark this weekend. Learn about our #heritagebreeds and some of the work being undertaken in the National Park to conserve this important part of our cultural #heritage. Saturday's walk starts at 10.30am and our Sunday's walk is at 11.30. Waterproof footwear and clothing are essential. Event is free of charge. Look forward to seeing you there!

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Birdwatch Walks this October

birdwatch walk notice

Join us on birdwatch walks through Ellis Wood and around the Park Centre. Walks will take place at 10am on Saturday morning and at 2.30pm on Sunday. Walks will take approximately 1.5 hours. Please bring along any bird identification books or binoculars if you have them. Look forward to seeing you there!   #connemaranationalpark #connemara #connemaraloop #keepdiscovering #wildatlanticway

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Culture Night at Connemara National Park

Culture Night at Connemara National Park

Friday 23rd of September is #CultureNight and we look forward to celebrating it at #ConnemaraNationalPark   An entertaining evening with talks ranging from the evolution of traditional farming techniques, archaeology of the area, and traditions and beliefs. There will be food tasting in the Hungry Hiker Café with traditional Irish and Ukrainian foods featuring; followed by music and dance from some local traditional musicians and sean-nós dancers.   Times and locations are listed below:   3pm | Farming Past &...

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Green Flag and Heritage Accreditation for Connemara National Park

national park staff celebrating green flag awards

The 2022 Green Flag Awards were announced on Wednesday 14th of September, by An Taisce Environmental Education, acknowledging Ireland’s best public parks and gardens. Each year, parks must apply to keep their Green Flag and are then independently judged. The Green Flag is a testament to the work undertaken by staff on the site and management who work tirelessly to reach such high standards that is demanded by the Green Flag criteria, which include horticultural standards, cleanliness, sustainability, and community...

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