Bonne Fête du Canada

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In 2019 a new twinning arrangement was established between the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and Parks Canada, connecting Connemara National Park and the Marconi Station in Ireland respectively with Terra Nova National Park and Signal Hill National Historic Site in Newfoundland and Labrador. Here we share some of the important aspects of Connemara National Park, as well as greetings to our Parks Canada colleagues on this Canada Day. Lá Fhéile Cheanada! Bonne Fête du Canada!

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Control of Dogs and Dog Fouling Survey

Dog Control and Behaviour Survey Poster

We need your views! Visitors are currently permitted to walk their dogs in Connemara National Park. We want to find out what all visitors and staff think about the control of dogs and dog fouling here in Connemara National Park. The survey only takes two minutes to complete. The survey will be open until the end of August 2021 and we will share the results on our website and social channels. Click the link below to access the survey form:...

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Tea Room Reopening 2021

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We are delighted to announce that the Tea Room will be reopening from Saturday June 5th. On June 5th and 6th, it's takeaway only and from June 7th we'll be open for outside dining in our beautiful courtyard setting. Opening Times are 10am to 5pm. For enquiries related to the Tea Room please contact Susan-May: Mobile: 086 87 84 666 (available on this number at all times) Email:

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New Tree Trail at Connemara National Park

National Tree Week 2021

It's National Tree Week and we are delighted to announce the installation of a new Tree Trail at Connemara National Park. The trail starts at the kiosk in the car park and brings people on a route exploring the tree diversity on the site. Keep an eye out for the different signs. Below you will find a map and some information about the different trees that are found on the trail. Hope you enjoy it! Tree Trail Downloads Click here...

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Clarification on Proposed New Developments

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Following Clarification for Request for Further Information on the Proposed New Developments at Connemara National Park, we now provide a letter submitted to the Council in response to the queries raised. Click here to download a copy of the letter.   Details of Proposed New Developments for Connemara National Park can be found on the following page:

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Orange Wind Warning – Park Closed 14/02/2021

Orange Status Warning - Met Eireann

We wish to advise visitors that Connemara National Park will be closed on Sunday February 14th due to Met Éireann's Status Orange Wind Warning. Other NPWS sites in the region will also be closed, including: Wild Nephin Ballycroy National Park Derryclare Nature Reserve Old Head Nature Reserve Knockma Wood, near Tuam, Co. Galway Laughil Wood, near Pontoon, Co. Mayo For more information on weather warnings please see:

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World Wetlands Day

We Love Our Wetlands - World Wetlands Day

February 2nd marks World Wetlands Day. It is 50 years since it was first celebrated and it was originally held to highlight the increasing loss and degradation of wetland habitat for migratory water birds. Wetlands are among the most diverse and productive ecosystems. They provide essential services and supply all our fresh water. Wetlands include lake, rivers, marshes, wet grasslands, peatlands, estuaries, deltas, mudflats, coral reefs and all human made sites, such as ponds and reservoirs. 40% of the world’s...

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Closure of Knockma Wood Car Park

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We wish to advise the public that the car park for Knockma Wood is now closed. This decision has been made on public health advice due to the current Covid19 pandemic. Please adhere to the current travel restrictions and follow government guidelines - click here for full details.

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Car Park Closed

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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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