Heritage Week Events 17 – 25 August

National Heritage Week







Saturday 17th

11.00am – Guided Walk

12.30 – 3.30pm   Photography Workshop – Introduction to nature photography

Learn how to use your camera to capture the best shots. This event will include both classroom & outdoor work, so please bring walking boots, waterproof clothing, and your own camera/mobile phone.  Booking required – 094 41054

Sunday 18th

10.00am – Derrygimlagh Bog Walk – Learn about the history flora & fauna of the Derrygimlagh site. Booking required – 094 41054

2.00pm – Scavenger hunt for children

3.30pm – Guided Tree Walk

Monday 19th

11.00am – Peg Doll Workshop

2.00 to 4.00pm – Connemara Pony Information


Tuesday 20th

11.00am – Fun with Nature for Kids

12noon – Talk: Wildflowers of Connemara

2.30pm – Meet the Park Ranger Afternoon (drop in event)

Ever wondered what the Park Ranger does day-to-day? Here is your opportunity! Meet the Park Ranger, find out what the job entails, the area covered, and various equipment used in the work.


Wednesday 21st

11.00am – Guided Walk

2.00pm – Family Walk & Talk – Water & Wildlife

2.00 to 4.00pm – Connemara Pony Information

8.00pm – Evening Talk “The Waters of Connemara – a precious resource” Catherine Seale-Duggan


Thursday 22nd

11.00am – Fun with Nature for children

2.00pm – Guided Farm Walk

Learn about the traditional farm breeds in Connemara National Park. Observe the craft of dry stone wall building, traditional hay cutting and sheep shearing, all demonstrated by National Park Staff.


Friday 23rd

11.00am – Guided Walk

2.00 to 4.00pm  – Connemara Pony Information


Saturday 24th

11.00am – Archaeological Survey for Children

2.00pm – Guided Tree Walk



Sunday 25th

10.00am – Guided hike through Connemara National Park – Explore Diamond Hill, the Polladirk River & Knockbrack (Duration 5-6 hours)

Difficult walk across rough wet boggy terrain. Walking boots, waterproof clothing, packed lunch, and a good level of fitness are essential! Advanced booking required – Phone 095 41054

12noon – Guided Walk

3.30pm – Scavenger Hunt for children