Temporary Rural General Operatives

Recruitment - General Operatives

In addition to Temporary Guides the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage is inviting applications for the position of Temporary Rural General Operatives across the National Parks and Wildlife Service including in the Western Region at both Connemara and Wild Nephin National Parks. Further details including application form and information booklet are available on our recruitment page: https://www.gov.ie/en/organisation-information/453df-recruitment-in-the-department-of-housing-local-government-and-heritage/?referrer=http://www.gov.ie/housing/recruitment #connemaranationalpark #wildnephinnationalpark #protectnature #nationalparks

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Temporary Visitor Centre Guide Positions

recruitment notice

The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage is inviting applications for the position of Temporary Guides across the National Parks and Wildlife Service including at Connemara National Park. Further details including application form and information booklet are available on our recruitment page: https://www.gov.ie/en/organisation-information/453df-recruitment-in-the-department-of-housing-local-government-and-heritage/?referrer=http://www.gov.ie/housing/recruitment #connemaranationalpark #connemara #protectnature #nationalparks

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Condition Orange Fire Warning – No camping

Fire

A Condition Orange Forest Fire Warning has been issued arising from weather patterns and expected level of risk. Camping is prohibited in the National Park during such a fire danger notice. As always the lighting of fires, BBQs etc. is strictly prohibited in Connemara National Park. This warning is in place until 12 noon on Friday, April 1st.  Full details of the fire danger notice can be found at the following link: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/01773-fire-management/#fire-danger-notices

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Safety notice

Keep Dogs on Lead

Due to a recent incident, all dog walkers are requested to keep dogs on a leash at all times. Staff will be requesting dog walkers to put dogs on a leash. Those unwilling to do so will be asked to leave the National Park. This measure is to ensure visitor safety and enjoyment of the National Park by all. Your cooperation is appreciated.

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Storm Franklin – Park Closure – from 3pm 20th February

Storm Franklin Closure Notice

Please be advised that the sites listed below will be closed from 3pm on Sunday 20th of February as a result of the forecasted orange weather warning arising for counties Galway and Mayo due to Storm Franklin.   Full details of the NPWS western region in relation to National Weather Warnings is outlined on our website: https://www.connemaranationalpark.ie/visit-us/weather-warnings/   In adverse weather conditions Weather Warnings may be issued by Met Éireann. The core rationale for issuing Weather Warnings is to protect...

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Storm Eunice – Park Closure – February 18th

Storm Eunice Closure Notice

Please be advised that the sites listed below will be closed on Friday 18th of Februay as a result of the forecasted orange weather warning arising for counties Galway and Mayo due to Storm Eunice.   Full details of the NPWS western region in relation to National Weather Warnings is outlined on our website: https://www.connemaranationalpark.ie/visit-us/weather-warnings/   In adverse weather conditions Weather Warnings may be issued by Met Éireann. The core rationale for issuing Weather Warnings is to protect the lives...

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Park Closed- 19th January 2022

Closure Notice 19 January 2022

Please be advised that the Park will be closed on Wednesday, 19th of January, 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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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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