Art Exhibition

exhibition poster

We are currently hosting an exhibition of work by Isabelle Gaborit and Janet Mercer, both inspired by the amazing landscapes of the west of Ireland, which will be on display here at the Visitor Centre in Connemara National Park from 1-13 September, open daily 9 - 5:30. Isabelle Gaborit, originally from France, now lives and works near Lough Derg in Co. Clare Her work uses the ancient technique of encaustic painting, applying many semi-transparent layers of pigmented beeswax, manipulated by...

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September Events Schedule

September events notice

Our September events schedule is here! We have natural history and archaeology walks, as well as archaeological survey demonstrations. Days and times are as follows: Natural History Walks are on Saturday 3rd at 11am and Sunday 18th at 2pm. Archaeology Walks are on Sunday 4th at 11, Saturday 10th at 12 noon, Saturday 17th at 2pm and Saturday 24th at 3pm. Archaeology Walk & Site Survey Demonstration will be at 12 noon on Sunday 11th and 3pm on Sunday 25th. Events...

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Heritage Week 2022

heritage week events notice

Heritage Week 2022 is nearly here and we want to share an overview of the events that we have planned for this annual celebration. There is everything from art exhibitions, to guided walks, lectures and archaeology workshops!   Art Exhibition | Born to be Wild | Saturday 13th to Sunday 21st Open: 9.00pm – 5.30pm About the artists: Emily Walsh is a young artist who is steadily turning her passion for painting into a business. She started out making handmade...

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Wilderness Camping

Wilderness Camping

We are getting lots of enquiries about camping in Connemara National Park. There are a few important points to note that are listed below before making further enquiries and all the information about camping in the Park is currently set out on our website, see *** Important Points to Note Wilderness Camping is the only type of camping allowed in Connemara National Park and this is to accommodate visitors that want to explore the wider National Park, on foot, over...

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Evening Lectures – July & August 2022

evening lecture series programme

We are delighted to announce the full line up of lectures for our summer series. Lectures are held in our AV Theatre each Wednesday for July and August starting at 8pm. No booking required.   The programme is as follows: 6th July | Ireland's Breeding Curlew | Brian Hughes 13th July | Corncrake Life Conservation Programme | Patrick Fitzmaurice 20th July | Dark Skies: Connemara's Astronomical Treasure | Dr Ray Butler 27th July | Discovering Hedgehogs | Elaine O'Riordan 3rd...

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Summer 2022 Events Programme

event notice

Our summer programme of events kicks of this week with the Connemara Pony Information Sessions, which will be held at the Pony Stables every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for July and August. Please note the new times of 10am – 12noon. Get up close and personal with one of the Park’s herd and learn all about this celebrated native breed. Our Evening Lecture Series for summer returns with talks every Wednesday for July and August in the AV Theatre at...

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Visitor Centre Closed Tuesday June 28

visitor centre closure notice

Unfortunately the Visitor Centre at Connemara National Park will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday June 28th 2022. The Visitor Centre will reopen on Wednesday 29th. This is due to unforeseen circumstances and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. The Hungry Hiker Café will be open as normal.    

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Conamara Bog Week 2022

event notice for bog week walks 2022

We are delighted to be hosting a number of guided walks for the mini Bog Week this June Bank Holiday Weekend 2022.   We will have a guided walk leaving the Visitor Centre each day at 11am.   Letterfrack village will also host some lively music.   Full details are available here:   #connemaranationalpark #connemara #connemaraloop #conamara #conamarabogweek #bogweek #protectnature #lovenature

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Recording Spring Flowers

Learning and Education: Recording Spring Flowers

The National Biodiversity Data Centre and the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI) are looking for your records of Spring Flowers for their #SpringFlowersProject There are 20 easily identifiable spring flowers for recording and you can download a recording sheet and all the information you need to take part in the project: The aim of the project is to encourage people to record their observations of early-flowering species that can be otherwise lacking in data but like all...

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Easter Events 2022

Easter Event List 2022

Join a guide on one of our guided walks of the Sruffaunboy (yellow) Trail over the bank holiday weekend. There will be a guided walk on Saturday 16th and Monday 18th both starting from the Visitor Centre at 11am. We also have some Easter crafts on Saturday 16th between 2 and 3pm at our outdoor picnic area. Hope to see you there! #connemaranationapark #keepdiscovering #wildatlanticway #connemara #connemaraloop

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