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Trees

For many years we provided species guides in the Visitor Centre in Connemara National Park, which have proved very popular with visitors. We are currently putting together a series of digital versions of these species guides, that visitors can download before/after a visit to the National Park. To follow the butterfly guide that was posted last week, we have put together information on the trees that are found in Connemara National Park. Click here to download the tree guide. Why...

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Wild Garlic

For anyone lucky enough to have wild garlic in their garden, our National Park Guide Breandan has shared some information about this wonderful plant and a lovely recipe for wild garlic pesto. One of the joys of spring, is the sight and smell of wild garlic in damp woodlands.  Wild garlic (Allium ursinum), is an amazing and beautiful, plant, all of it can be eaten raw or cooked. The starry white flowers are great in salad, and the green seeds...

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Butterflies

For many years we provided species guides in the Visitor Centre in Connemara National Park, which have proved very popular with visitors. We are currently putting together a series of digital versions of these species guides, that visitors can download before/after a visit to the National Park. We are starting with a guide on some of the butterflies you might expect to see in the National Park. Click here to download a butterfly guide. We have also prepared a colouring...

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Garden Birds Bingo

Birdwatching in your garden or near your home can be a very enjoyable experience. Birds all have different personalities, just like in families. Look out for the robins chasing each other as they put their claim on your garden, hoping to make it their own. Watch for blackbirds as they try to find worms in the grass or slugs in the flower beds. Keep your eyes open for birds gathering nesting material as they will soon begin to build their...

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New COVID19 Restrictions – Car park closed

***IMPORTANT PUBLIC NOTICE*** In line with new Government measures to combat COVID19 National Parks & Nature Reserves are: Open for locals who live within 2km Car parks are closed - local pedestrian access only For household groups only Maintain 2m distance from other The car park at Connemara National Park will be closed from 12 noon March 28th.

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Advice for Visitors – Closure of Visitor Centre – COVID-19

*** Important Notice *** We would like to remind visitors that the Visitor Centre including toilets are CLOSED. There are no public toilet facilities in Connemara National Park. These closures are a measure to limit the spread of COVID-19. ***UPDATE*** Important information: For the health and safety of our visitors and staff, the National Park Visitor Centre will be closed to the public from 5:30pm today until the 29th of March 2020. The Park grounds, including trails, will remain open. ...

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Storm Jorge – Park Closed 29th February 2020

As a Status Orange Wind warning has been issued for Saturday 29th February the National Park including the Visitor Centre and all trails will be CLOSED to the public. Some severe winds expected during Saturday associated with Storm Jorge. Southwest quickly veering west and later northwest will reach mean speeds of 65 to 80km/h with gusts of 110 to 130km/h, possibly higher in very exposed areas with an elevated risk of coastal flooding. For more information on weather warnings please click here....

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Storm Dennis – Park Closed 16th Feb. (Sunday)

As a Status Orange Wind warning has been issued for Sunday 16th February the National Park including Visitor Centre and all trails will be CLOSED to the public. The forecast predicts southwest winds with mean speeds of 60 to 80 km/h with severe gusts of up to 120 km/h, strongest on exposed hills and coasts, with a risk of coastal flooding. For more information on weather warnings please click here. For updates on the weather warnings please see https://www.met.ie/warnings Note:...

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Orange Weather Warning – Monday 10th February

Due to the Orange Weather Warning issued by Met Éireann, we wish to advise the public that the National Park including the Visitor Centre and all trails will be closed to the public this Monday 10th of February and for the duration of the Orange Weather Warning. Please click here for information on Weather Warnings and the National Park. See https://www.met.ie/ for more details on weather warnings and storm updates.

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