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Storm Dennis – Park Closed 16th Feb. (Sunday)

As a Status Orange Wind warning has been issued for Sunday 16th February the National Park including Visitor Centre and all trails will be CLOSED to the public. The forecast predicts southwest winds with mean speeds of 60 to 80 km/h with severe gusts of up to 120 km/h, strongest on exposed hills and coasts, with a risk of coastal flooding. For more information on weather warnings please click here. For updates on the weather warnings please see https://www.met.ie/warnings Note:...

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Orange Weather Warning – Monday 10th February

Due to the Orange Weather Warning issued by Met Éireann, we wish to advise the public that the National Park including the Visitor Centre and all trails will be closed to the public this Monday 10th of February and for the duration of the Orange Weather Warning. Please click here for information on Weather Warnings and the National Park. See https://www.met.ie/ for more details on weather warnings and storm updates.

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Storm Ciara – Park Closed February 9th

***UPDATE*** The National Park will remain closed on Sunday February 9th. *** *** *** Due to the Orange Weather Warning issued by Met Éireann, we wish to advise the public that the National Park including the Visitor Centre and all trails will be closed to the public this Saturday 8th of February and for the duration of the Orange Weather Warning. Please click here for information on Weather Warnings and the National Park. See https://www.met.ie/ for more details on weather...

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Exhibition now fully re-opened

***UPDATE: Exhibition is now fully re-opened*** We would like to advise visitors that the exhibition in the Visitor Centre is currently inaccessible due to essential maintenance works. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause. Our new AV film on the Park (20 minutes long) is a great alternative. Please speak to a guide in the Visitor Centre to organise a viewing once you arrive, and we'll accommodate you as best we can.

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Inviting Tenders for Tea-room Concession

Tenders are invited for a 2-year tearoom concession contract for Connemara National Park, Letterfrack, Co. Galway from 01/03/2020 to 28/02/2022. There is the possibility of a one year extension, subject to agreement of both parties. The contract involves 7 days per week opening. However, in the months of December and January, reduced hours may be implemented subject to the agreement of Park Management. Irrespective of agreed reduced opening hours for December and January, the tearoom will be fully open on...

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Visit the Park for Imbolc & St Brigid’s Day (February 1st)

Imbolc or Saint Brigid's Day on February 1st is a Gaelic traditional festival marking the beginning of spring. Celebrate spring at Connemara National Park, drop in to the Visitor Centre (12 - 3pm) to craft your own St. Brigid’s Cross. In case you can’t make it to the National Park that day, click here for a web page from the National Museum of Country Life  with background information and a how-to video on making the Cross

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Storm Brendan – National Park Closure 13th January

Due to wind warnings issued by Met Éireann we wish to advise the public that the National Park Visitor Centre and all trails will be closed to the public this Monday 13th of January and for the duration of the Orange Weather Warning. Please click here for information on Weather Warnings and the National Park. See https://www.met.ie/ for more details on weather warnings and storm updates.

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December Events

Get out and about this December - enjoy a guided walk in the National Park or get festive with some flower arranging! Booking is required for the flower arranging demonstrations. Please book by December 4th by phoning 095 41054 or 087 2919721.

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2020 Seasonal Recruitment

                      The National Parks and Wildlife Service of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates for guide positions around the country including Temporary Visitor Guides for Connemara National Park. Details of how to apply can be found at the following link: https://www.chg.gov.ie/…/national-par…/seasonal-recruitment/

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