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Garden Birds Bingo

Birdwatching in your garden or near your home can be a very enjoyable experience. Birds all have different personalities, just like in families. Look out for the robins chasing each other as they put their claim on your garden, hoping to make it their own. Watch for blackbirds as they try to find worms in the grass or slugs in the flower beds. Keep your eyes open for birds gathering nesting material as they will soon begin to build their...

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New COVID19 Restrictions – Car park closed

***IMPORTANT PUBLIC NOTICE*** In line with new Government measures to combat COVID19 National Parks & Nature Reserves are: Open for locals who live within 2km Car parks are closed - local pedestrian access only For household groups only Maintain 2m distance from other The car park at Connemara National Park will be closed from 12 noon March 28th.

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Advice for Visitors – Closure of Visitor Centre – COVID-19

*** Important Notice *** We would like to remind visitors that the Visitor Centre including toilets are CLOSED. There are no public toilet facilities in Connemara National Park. These closures are a measure to limit the spread of COVID-19. ***UPDATE*** Important information: For the health and safety of our visitors and staff, the National Park Visitor Centre will be closed to the public from 5:30pm today until the 29th of March 2020. The Park grounds, including trails, will remain open. ...

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Storm Jorge – Park Closed 29th February 2020

As a Status Orange Wind warning has been issued for Saturday 29th February the National Park including the Visitor Centre and all trails will be CLOSED to the public. Some severe winds expected during Saturday associated with Storm Jorge. Southwest quickly veering west and later northwest will reach mean speeds of 65 to 80km/h with gusts of 110 to 130km/h, possibly higher in very exposed areas with an elevated risk of coastal flooding. For more information on weather warnings please click here....

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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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