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

News & Events

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/  

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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.

Read More

Orange Weather Alert – Park Closure

We would like to advise visitors that the National Park will be closed on February 8th for the duration of the Orange Weather Alert. For more information on the weather warning please see the following link: https://www.met.ie/warnings More information on weather warnings can be found on the following page on our website:https://www.connemaranationalpark.ie/visit-us/weather-warnings/

Read More

National Weather Warning

Please note that there is a Status Yellow - Wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry, which is valid from Friday 02 November 2018 15:00 to Saturday 03 November 2018 12:00. The concept behind a status YELLOW weather alert is to notify those who are at risk because of their location and/or activity, and to allow them to take preventative action. It is implicit that YELLOW level weather alerts are for weather conditions that do not pose an immediate...

Read More

Visitor Centre opening on March 12th, 2018

The Visitor Centre for Connemara National Park will reopen for the 2018 on Monday 12th of March. We would like to remind visitors that there are no entrance fees for the National Park and this includes viewing the exhibition in the Visitor Centre and the Audio Visual. Please email cnp@chg.gov.ie or phone us on (095) 41054 / 076 100 2528 for any further queries.

Read More

Connemara National Park Closed

  In light of the Met Eireann RED snow-ice weather warning issued FOR ALL COUNTIES, all National Parks & Nature Reserves will be closed to the public today and tomorrow. Visitors are advised to check the Department’s website and Twitter account for any further updates before planning to visit Connemara National Park after Friday 2nd of March.  

Read More

Connemara National Park Birth Announcement

Connemara National Park is delighted to announce the birth of its first Irish Moiled "Maol" calf on 1st January 2018. The female calf is a welcome addition to the herd of Irish Moiled cattle being developed at the National Park. Irish Moiled or "Maol" cattle is one of Ireland's rarest and most distinctive traditional native cattle breeds. They are a hornless (polled) breed, red in colour and characteristically marked by a white line of 'finching' on the back and white...

Read More