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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Storm Francis – Site Closures

Storm Francis

Due to Storm Francis, please note that Connemara National Park including Diamond Hill Trails & the Visitor Centre will be closed from 6pm this evening (Monday, 24th August 2020) to 9am on Wednesday, the 26th August 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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Storm Ellen – Site Closures

Storm Ellen

Due to Storm Ellen, please note that Connemara National Park including Diamond Hill Trails & the Visitor Centre will be closed from 6pm this evening (Wednesday, 19th August 2020) to 9am on Friday, the 21st August 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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40th Anniversary Art Exhibition

Art, Photography & Sculpture - July and August 2020

***Reminder*** Only a couple of weeks left to see our 40th Anniversary Art Exhibition. The works will be in place until the end of August.  Click here to download our exhibition brochure (pdf) if you won't be able to visit the Park to see these wonderful pieces. Some pieces have already been snapped up. If you wish to purchase any that are still available please contact the National Park who will put you in touch with the artist. Email cnp@housing.gov.ie...

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