Guided Walks for Christmas

Guided Walk - 27, 28 and 29 December

Want to know a little more about our National Park animals and the traditions that surround them at this time of year? If so, join us for a Christmas animal themed guided walk. Guided walks on Monday 27th, Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th at 11.30 am each day. Numbers limited and booking essential. Covid19 measures in place. Please phone 095 40154 for more information and to book.  

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Christmas Decoration Workshops

Decoration Workshops - 18 and 19 December

Do you want to get creative this Christmas? Want to be more sustainable, spend less and use less plastic?   Join us to see some creative ideas for a greener Christmas.   Saturday 18th Dec 11.30 am – 1 pm Making an Entrance – decorating your front door   Saturday 18th Dec 1.45 pm – 3.15 pm Table Top Drama – arrangements for your table   Sunday 19th Dec 2 pm – 3.30 pm Decorating the Mantel – arrangements for...

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Opening Times for The Hungry Hiker

The Hungry Hiker

The Hungry Hiker café is currently open weekends but will have extended opening over the Christmas Holidays. See their schedule below. For up-to-date information on opening times check out their Facebook The Hungry Hiker Opening Times for Christmas Christmas Day - Closed St Stephen's Day - 11am - 4pm 27th December to 9th January open daily from 11am - 4pm

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Christmas Market – 12th December

christmas event poster

We are hosting a Christmas Market at Connemara National Park on Sunday 12th of December from 12 noon to 4pm. There will be a selection of local, artisan craft and food. Stalls include jewellery, knitwear, books, sourdough breads, wood craft, art, wreaths, cards, and aloe vera. Hope you can join us getting into the Christmas spirit at the Visitor Centre courtyard! *Please be advised you may have to wait due to restricted access at busier times. We appreciate your understanding...

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Storm Barra – Closure extended until 9th December

Storm Barra Closure Notice

***Update*** Closure extended until 9am Thursday 9th of December. We're still experiencing strong winds at Connemara National Park so it is still not safe to reopen. *** *** *** Please be advised that the sites listed below will be closed effective from 6pm this evening (Monday 6th of December) until 12 noon on Wednesday 8th of December as a result of the forecasted orange weather warning arising for counties Galway and Mayo due to Storm Barra.   Full details of...

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Trail Closures – Essential Maintenance

Sruffaunboy Closure Notice

We would like to advise visitors that there will be trail closures at Connemara National Park due to the ongoing essential maintenance works. Visitors are asked to follow directional signage and staff requests. The Sruffaunboy (yellow route) is closed.  The Upper Diamond (red route) has reopened but access to this trail is via the Bog Road only (blue trail). Again we appreciate your cooperation at this time.

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Park Closure 24th November 2021

Park Closed 24 November 2021

***UPDATE*** Unfortunately the Park will be closed again tomorrow 24th of November 2021 to facilitate essential maintenance work on the trails.   We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.   #connemaranationalpark #connemara #connemaraloop *** Please be advised that the Park will be closed tomorrow, 23rd of November, to facilitate transport of materials to Diamond Hill as part of the ongoing essential trail maintenance works. We understand that this may be disappointing, but this is part of essential maintenance...

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Upper Diamond Closure November 22nd

Diamond Hill Closed 22 November 2021

***Update 22nd of November*** The Upper Diamond Trail (red route) is closed from November 22nd for ongoing essential maintenance works.   We ask visitors to please respect the signage/barriers and follow requests from our staff. This is both for visitor and staff safety while this important work is being undertaken.   Thank you for your understanding and co-operation thus far.   #connemaranationalpark #connemaraloop #connemara ***Update 15th of November*** The Upper Diamond (red route) is closed from the 15th of November...

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Update on opening arrangement – 4th November

Upper Diamond Closed 4th November 2021

The grounds of the National Park will reopen tomorrow 4th of November.   The Upper Diamond (red route) will remain closed to facilitate essential maintenance works (https://www.connemaranationalpark.ie/activities/walking-trails/).   The Visitor Centre will also be closed tomorrow. However, there will be a Guide on duty in the Information Kiosk at the car park for any queries during your visit.   #connemaranationalpark #connemara #connemaraloop

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Closed – 3rd November 2021

Park Closed 3rd November 2021

Please be advised that the Park will be closed tomorrow, 3rd of November, to facilitate transport of materials to Diamond Hill as part of essential trail maintenance.   We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.   #connemaranationalpark #connemara #connemaraloop

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