+353 87 2919721 +353 76 100 2528 or +353 95 41054cnp@chg.gov.ie


Visitor Information

Connemara National Park,
Co. Galway

Telephone No: +353 76 100 2528 / +353 95 41054
Fax No: +353 76 100 2633
Email: cnp@ahg.gov.ie
Website: www.connemaranationalpark.ie

Opening Times

Visitor Centre

Open daily (except Christmas Day & St. Stephen’s Day)

March – November from 9am to 5.30pm

December – February from 8.30am to 5pm

Entry to the Visitor Centre is free of charge, which includes the exhibition and film.

Park Grounds

The Park Grounds are open all year round. Please ensure you check weather conditions before visiting the National Park. The grounds will be closed during orange and red weather warnings, see following page for more details: https://www.connemaranationalpark.ie/visit-us/weather-warnings/

Admission is Free

Open Daily


Tea Room

Open daily (except Christmas Day, St. Stephen’s Day & New Year’s Day)

March to October 9.30am – 5.30pm

November to February 11.30am – 3.30pm

Tea Rooms:

  • Home baking with Teas, Coffee, Cakes, Salads, Sandwiches, Soups
  • Groups catered for. Contact Susie by phone +353 (0) 86 87 84 666 or email susiemay82@hotmail.com
  • For more information on the tea room please click here.

Getting Here

The Visitor Centre and main access for Connemara National Park is located near the village of Letterfrack along the N59. Entry to the park and visitor centre is free of charge. There is no charge for parking. The National Park Visitor Centre is accessible by both public and private transport. There is no entry fee.

Private Transport

From Clifden (Distance Approx. 15 kms)

Take the N59 (Westport Road) towards Letterfrack. Before entering the village of Letterfrack you will see a sign for the National Park on the right hand side of the road. Turn right here and follow the road to the car park.

From Westport (Distance Approx. 53 kms) /Leenane (Distance Approx. 20 kms)

Follow the N59 (Leenane Road) towards Leenane, remain on the N59 to Letterfrack. 200 metres from the village you will find the main entrance for the National Park on your left hand side. Follow the road to the car park.

From Galway (Distance either 82 kms or 93 kms depending on route taken)

From Galway take the N59 (Clifden Road). There are two options for travelling to Letterfrack:

  1. Travel along the N59 to Clifden and then follow the directions above for travel from Clifden to Letterfrack (Distance Approx 93 kms).
  2. Travel along the N59 to Recess. Just after the village of Recess take the first turn on your right to travel down the Inagh Valley. At the end of this road turn left for Letterfrack. This is the Letterfrack-Leenane Road. Continue through Letterfrack and approximately 200 metres from the village your will find the main entrance to the National Park (Distance Approx 82 kms).

Notice to Camper Van Visitors to the National Park:

Please note that the Connemara National Park car park cannot facilitate overnight parking/camping at this time. The car park is for day time visits only. We recommend that camper van visitors who wish to stay overnight use one of the local camper van sites.

Public Transport

Bus services for Letterfrack operate from Clifden, Galway & Westport.


Advice to Visitors

  • If you bring dogs to the Park, keep them on a leash as they can disturb the wildlife.
  • Please clean up after your dog – it’s not nice to see or walk in dogs’ foul.
  • Hill walking in the Park can only be recommended for walkers with suitable outdoor clothing, footwear and equipment.
  • Do not venture into the hills alone.
  • Know your limits and those of your friends walking with you.
  • Inform a competent person of your walking trip and estimated time of return.
  • Take litter away with you.
  • Leave wild flowers for everyone to enjoy. Photograph or sketch them instead of picking them.
  • The National Park is an enjoyable experience but must be treated with respect.