Car Park Closed

Car Park Closed Sign

The car park for Connemara National Park is closing from this afternoon. In line with this return to Level 5 Covid19 Restrictions, visitors within 5km are welcome to exercise in the National Park. Current government Covid19 restrictions state that people are required to stay at home except for travel for work, education or other essential purposes, and are permitted to take exercise within 5km of home. Click here for full Level 5 Covid19 restrictions. We appreciate your co-operation with these...

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Upper Diamond Trail Re-opened

Snow covered area at Connemara National Park

We wish to advise visitors that the Upper Diamond (Red) Trail has reopened after completion of essential maintenance works. Thanks to all visitors for their understanding and compliance during this closure. We would also like to remind visitors to please follow the one way systems in place on the trails as shown below: Toilet facilities will remain open over the holidays (see exceptions) and the Tea Room will have limited opening times* - see details here: https://www.connemaranationalpark.ie/christmas-and-new-years-arrangements/ Please wear your...

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Christmas and New Years Arrangements

Christmas and New year Arrangements

We would like to advise visitors of the following arrangements for Christmas and New Years: ***UPDATE*** Unfortunately due to the increased Covid19 restrictions the Tea Room will now not be reopening as planned. Tea Room Open from Mon 28th to Thurs 31st | 11 am to 3 pm Toilet Facilities Open daily* except for Christmas Day, St Stephen's Day & New Year's Day - *Due to Covid19 we are unable to open toilet facilities on these day as no cleaning service is...

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Press Release: Conservation Works at Derryclare Nature Reserve

Conservation Works at Derryclare Nature Reserve

National Parks and Wildlife Service, Western Division, complete Conservation Fencing Works at Derryclare Nature Reserve, Co. Galway Minister of State, Malcolm Noonan with responsibility for National Parks and Wildlife Service of the Department of Housing Local Government and Heritage welcomes the recent completion of fencing works at Derryclare Nature Reserve, Recess, Co. Galway. Derryclare is a State owned Nature Reserve of 19ha comprising important habitats of old sessile oak woodland, Derryclare Lake shore and peatland areas. The Nature Reserve is...

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Connemara Pony Contract

Pony peering over horse - Connemara

Tenders are invited for a 2 year contract for Connemara National Park, Letterfrack, Co. Galway from 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2022. The contract relates to the welfare, presentation and interpretation of Connemara Ponies at Connemara National Park. There is the possibility of a one 12 month extension of the contract, subject to agreement of both parties. For the periods from 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2022, the contract involves circa 350 hours per year. The successful tenderer will be required to manage ponies and donkeys...

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Trail & National Park Closures

Connemara National Park Scenery

Important notice regarding closures of trails on Diamond Hill and the National Park. Please follow safety advice from staff and follow signage as requested. Please see our Facebook Page for updates on closures: https://www.facebook.com/ConnemaraNationalPark Please be advised that the Lower Diamond (Blue) and Upper Diamond (Red) trails are closed today, Friday 20th. The National Park will be closed tomorrow Saturday 21st for essential maintenance works. During this time please follow instructions from Park Staff and all warning signs during these...

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National Park Cleaning Contract

Bucket and Mop

  Tenders are invited for a 6 month cleaning contract for Connemara National Park, Letterfrack, Co. Galway from 01/12/2020 to 31/05/2021. There is the possibility of a one six month extension, subject to agreement of both parties. For the periods from 01/12/2020 to 31/05/2021, the contract involves 7 days per week. You are advised to visit the locations and familiarise yourself with the requirements before submitting your tender proposal. To arrange a visit please contact Martin Coyne (086 - 4040341)....

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UPDATE: Diamond Hill Closures

Diamond Hill

Important notice regarding closures of trails on Diamond Hill & Ellis Wood. Please follow safety advice from staff and follow signage as requested. Please see our Facebook Page for updates on closures: https://www.facebook.com/ConnemaraNationalPark Please be advised that the trails on Diamond Hill Trails (Red, Blue & Yellow routes) and Ellis Wood (Green route) will be closed to the public on Tuesday 10th of November 2020. This is to allow for essential maintenance to be carried out. There will also be...

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Storm Aiden – Park Closed October 31st

Orange Status Warning - Met Eireann

Due to Storm Aiden, please note that Connemara National Park including Diamond Hill Trails and toilets will be closed Saturday 31/10/2020    For storm updates see: https://www.met.ie/warnings/   For more information on Weather Warnings and Connemara National Park see: https://www.connemaranationalpark.ie/visit-us/weather-warnings/

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