Connemara National Park

Situated near Letterfrack, the Park covers some 2,000 hectares (4942 acres) of scenic countryside, rich in wildlife on the slopes of the Twelve Bens.

Much of the present Park lands formed part of the Kylemore Abbey Estate and the Letterfrack Industrial School, the remainder having been owned by private individuals. The southern part of the Park was at one time owned by Richard (Humanity Dick) Martin who helped to form the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals during the early 19th century. The Park lands are now wholly owned by the State and managed solely for National Park purposes.

What to see and do in the Connemara National Park

  • Exhibition on the Connemara Landscape (multi-lingual)
  • Audio Visual Show (multi-lingual)
  • Information Desk
  • Connemara Ponies
  • Picnic Areas (indoor and outdoor)
  • Nature Trails
  • Children’s Playground
  • Diamond Hill Walks

Access for visitors with disabilities in the Visitor Centre.


Connemara National Park Opening Times

The Visitor Centre is open daily from March to October

March – May :- 10.00 – 17.30.
June – August :- 9.30 – 18.30.
September – October :-  10.00 – 17.30.   

Average Length of Visit: 2 – 3 hours.


Connemara National Park Admission

Free into the park and all the events


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