Connemara National Park Events

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  Connemara National Park is now on Facebook (@ConnemaraNationalPark) and Twitter (@ConnemaraNP) Please like and follow our pages for up-to-date information on events in the National Park.     A full schedule of events is planned for July and August including the following: Guided Walks - Wednesday & Friday - 11am Weekend Nature Walks Connemara Pony Information - Monday, Wednesday & Friday - 2pm until 4pm in the stables Children's Fun with Nature - Tuesday & Thursday - 11am -...

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Children’s Nature Activities for July

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Fun with Nature for Kids  Tuesday 2nd July  Birds of Prey Thursday 4th July  Tree Walk Tuesday 9th July  Archaeological Dig Thursday 11th July  Scavenger Hunt Tuesday 16th July  Wild Flower Walk Thursday 18th July  Super Furry Animals Tuesday 23rd July  Butterflies and Moths Thursday 25th July  Pond Dipping Tuesday 30th July  All Things Batty   Children's Activities begin at 11 am and are suitable for 5-10 year olds, registration opens at 10.30 am. All activities are free of charge....

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Alcock & Brown 100 – 12th June

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  On June 12th Connemara National Park is delighted to be hosting a number of events, in conjunction with Connemara Chamber of Commerce,  to mark the new twinning arrangement with Parks Canada, as well as the 100 year anniversary of the outstanding feat by Alcock & Brown. Please see details below:   2pm-3pm Presentation 'Parks Canada - A Snapshot', presented by Bill Brake & Glenn Keough (Parks Canada). Admittance – Free 3:15pm-4:15pm Screening of 'Alcock and Brown – The True Story'....

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Seasonal Guide Position

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We are currently recruiting. This is a temporary role (2 month contract) based at Connemara National Park. Appointees will be chosen by competitive interview.  A panel of suitable candidates may also be formed should any additional vacancies arise in the foreseeable future. Please see the following link for details: https://www.chg.gov.ie/heritage/national-parks-wildlife/seasonal-recruitment/temporary-visitor-guide-connemara-national-park-2/  

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Closure of Diamond Hills Trails

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Please be advised that the trails on Diamond Hill (including the red, blue and yellow route) will be closed to the public on Thursday 16th of May. This is to allow for essential maintenance to be carried out. There will be temporary closures of the trails for the 10 days proceeding May 16th. Please follow instructions from Park staff and follow all warning signs. The closure of the trails is a necessary safety precaution for all visitors to the National...

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Special Events – Biodiversity Week

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Mon 20th Guided Family Tree Walk @ 11am Tue 21st Derrigimlagh Bog Walk at 11am - meeting point the Derrigimlagh Bog Walk car park Tue 21st Story Time for Children @ 3pm Wed 22nd Talk: “My Connemara National Park Archaeological Findings by Helen Riekstins @ 3pm Thurs 23rd Guided Family Tree Walk @ 11am Thurs 23rd Story Time for Children @ 2pm Thurs 23rd Talk: “Invasive Species in Connemara by Breandan O’Scanaill @ 3pm Fri 24th Guided Family Tree Walk @ 11am Sat 25th Guided Family Tree Walk @ 11am...

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National Park Closed – Storm Gareth

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Visitors please be advised that Connemara National Park will be closed for the duration of Storm Gareth. Please refer to our information page on Weather Warnings. Note: Although a yellow weather warning has been issued, as a precaution all NPWS sites in Co. Galway will be closed.

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Orange Weather Alert – Park Closure

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We would like to advise visitors that the National Park will be closed on February 8th for the duration of the Orange Weather Alert. For more information on the weather warning please see the following link: https://www.met.ie/warnings More information on weather warnings can be found on the following page on our website:https://www.connemaranationalpark.ie/visit-us/weather-warnings/

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National Weather Warning

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Please note that there is a Status Yellow - Wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry, which is valid from Friday 02 November 2018 15:00 to Saturday 03 November 2018 12:00. The concept behind a status YELLOW weather alert is to notify those who are at risk because of their location and/or activity, and to allow them to take preventative action. It is implicit that YELLOW level weather alerts are for weather conditions that do not pose an immediate...

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Extended Opening Times 2018

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This year the Visitor Centre and Café will be extending their opening times until the end of November. Both will be open daily until November 30th. As always the grounds will remain open year round.

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