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Heritage Week Events 17 – 25 August

            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 -...

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August Events

Our Wednesday evening lectures and children's activities continue throughout August. Fun with Nature for Kids runs every Tuesday and Thursday. These activities are free of charge but adults must remain with child(ren) for duration of event. The evening lectures take place in our on site AV Theatre, commencing at 8 pm. This is no charge for these lectures. Two more farm walks are also planned for this month, the first on the 6th of August and one for Heritage Week...

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August Bank Holiday Weekend

A great line up of events for the bank holiday weekend in Connemara National Park.   Guided Walks: Saturday 3rd – 11am, Sunday 4th – 3.30pm & Monday 5th – 11am   Wildflower Walks & Craft (family friendly): Saturday 3rd – 3pm & Monday 5th - 3.30pm   Workshop: Photography: Introduction to Nature Photography (booking essential) Sunday 4th 12.30 – 3.30pm *Learn how to use your camera to capture the best shots *Event will include both classroom & outdoor work *Please bring good walking...

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Connemara National Park Events

  Connemara National Park is now on Facebook (@ConnemaraNationalPark) and Twitter (@ConnemaraNP) Please like and follow our pages for up-to-date information on events in the National Park.     A full schedule of events is planned for July and August including the following: Guided Walks - Wednesday & Friday - 11am Weekend Nature Walks Connemara Pony Information - Monday, Wednesday & Friday - 2pm until 4pm in the stables Children's Fun with Nature - Tuesday & Thursday - 11am -...

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Children’s Nature Activities for July

Fun with Nature for Kids  Tuesday 2nd July  Birds of Prey Thursday 4th July  Tree Walk Tuesday 9th July  Archaeological Dig Thursday 11th July  Scavenger Hunt Tuesday 16th July  Wild Flower Walk Thursday 18th July  Super Furry Animals Tuesday 23rd July  Butterflies and Moths Thursday 25th July  Pond Dipping Tuesday 30th July  All Things Batty   Children's Activities begin at 11 am and are suitable for 5-10 year olds, registration opens at 10.30 am. All activities are free of charge....

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Alcock & Brown 100 – 12th June

  On June 12th Connemara National Park is delighted to be hosting a number of events, in conjunction with Connemara Chamber of Commerce,  to mark the new twinning arrangement with Parks Canada, as well as the 100 year anniversary of the outstanding feat by Alcock & Brown. Please see details below:   2pm-3pm Presentation 'Parks Canada - A Snapshot', presented by Bill Brake & Glenn Keough (Parks Canada). Admittance – Free 3:15pm-4:15pm Screening of 'Alcock and Brown – The True Story'....

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Seasonal Guide Position

We are currently recruiting. This is a temporary role (2 month contract) based at Connemara National Park. Appointees will be chosen by competitive interview.  A panel of suitable candidates may also be formed should any additional vacancies arise in the foreseeable future. Please see the following link for details: https://www.chg.gov.ie/heritage/national-parks-wildlife/seasonal-recruitment/temporary-visitor-guide-connemara-national-park-2/  

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Closure of Diamond Hills Trails

Please be advised that the trails on Diamond Hill (including the red, blue and yellow route) will be closed to the public on Thursday 16th of May. This is to allow for essential maintenance to be carried out. There will be temporary closures of the trails for the 10 days proceeding May 16th. Please follow instructions from Park staff and follow all warning signs. The closure of the trails is a necessary safety precaution for all visitors to the National...

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Special Events – Biodiversity Week

Mon 20th Guided Family Tree Walk @ 11am Tue 21st Derrigimlagh Bog Walk at 11am - meeting point the Derrigimlagh Bog Walk car park Tue 21st Story Time for Children @ 3pm Wed 22nd Talk: “My Connemara National Park Archaeological Findings by Helen Riekstins @ 3pm Thurs 23rd Guided Family Tree Walk @ 11am Thurs 23rd Story Time for Children @ 2pm Thurs 23rd Talk: “Invasive Species in Connemara by Breandan O’Scanaill @ 3pm Fri 24th Guided Family Tree Walk @ 11am Sat 25th Guided Family Tree Walk @ 11am...

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National Park Closed – Storm Gareth

Visitors please be advised that Connemara National Park will be closed for the duration of Storm Gareth. Please refer to our information page on Weather Warnings. Note: Although a yellow weather warning has been issued, as a precaution all NPWS sites in Co. Galway will be closed.

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